Tuesday, July 07, 2009

7 Useful, Free iPhone Apps for Medical Professionals

This is a guest post written by: Dena White

The new iPhone is a fantastically convenient device. This great little machine is a web browser, an iPod, an email client, as well as many more gadgets that are great for helping the medical professional with his or her everyday tasks. Even better, there are quite a number of different medical applications that will make your life easier. Let us find out more about the seven iPhone applications that we found most useful for medical professionals.

Drug Pronunciations Lite

Drug Pronunciations Lite is a useful application that plays back audio that correctly pronounces more than two hundred different drug names that are currently on the market. Practically everyone in the field of medicine from physicians and pharmacists to nursing students and medical techs will benefit from this free medical app.

Relax with Andrew Johnson Lite

The life of a medical professional is fast paced and can be overwhelming at times. The ability to relax completely and alleviate stress is critical to staying healthy. Relax with Andrew Johnson Lite is the great way to slow the world down a notch or two. It teaches techniques for relaxation to aid in pain control, ME, posttraumatic stress disorder, pain control, and several other stress-related symptoms.

HRS.09 eGuide

This is an electronic, interactive version of the program for the Heart Rhythm 2009 conference. No need to flip through countless pages to find the information that you want, it is all at your fingertips with this complete eGuide, with features such as local information, adding sessions to your personal calendar, session filters, as well as brief session information.

a – Choo!

This free medical app is a fast and convenient way to stay updated on the "Swine Flu" virus, H1N1.

ACC Pocket Guidelines

This one is a support tool for clinical practice that comes from the American College of Cardiology Foundation. It is the perfect portable reference tool for the active medical professional. This great application comes with Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography Appropriateness Criteria Tool that gives you a convenient reference list of common uses, both appropriate and not, of echocardiography. It also features a decision support app that guides physicians on ordering SPECT MPI to detect and assess coronary artery disease. You have the option of choosing a specific tool or taking them all.

Skyscape Medical Resources

This one is an extremely useful collection of free resources for decision support and medical information for medical professionals such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nursing students, medical students and many others in the healthcare field.

ACC.09 eGuide

This is an electronic, interactive guide to the ACC.09/i2 Summit 2009. This app puts all the information you want right in the palm of your hand with great features such as session filters, detailed presentation information, the ability to add sessions to your personal calendar, shuttle and hotel information for the area in and around the convention, as well as important details and location information for all exhibitors.

Always On, On The Go

Medical professionals are no strangers to life on the go. These are just a few of the most useful apps for medical professionals. Take the time to check online from time to time to get the most current medical applications for your iPhone.

Dena White is a freelance writer and covers topics such as nurses assistant and medical careers, health care topics, and more.


  1. Anonymous9:07 AM

    No epocrates on the list = epic fail

  2. Everyone already knows about Epocrates, don't they? This guest author approached this topic to highlight some less conventional apps.