In today’s world, there are some technology tools and applications software (apps) that cannot be ignored. Whether you have an iPhone, iPad or Android phone, you can get the latest evidence based medicine updates anytime, anywhere. Tablets and Smartphones are proving to be a very important tool for improving quality of healthcare.
Here’s a list of the Top 8 Best Free Medical Reference Apps which physicians are already using for clinical purposes and which could be very useful for medical translators and interpreters.
- PLoS: PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. Read the most recent articles from the seven journals published by the Public Library of Science. PLoS Reader is designed just for the iPad and features a full-screen, page-turning interface.
- Medscape: The number 1 downloaded free medical app in 2010. Medscape from WebMD is the largest, most comprehensive, free medical app available for healthcare professionals. Apps for android and iPad
- PubMed Mobile: Search PubMed database with over 19 million citations for biomedical articles and life science journals. PubMed On Tap (for iPad) searches PubMed to find and display reference information.
- CCO Oncology inPractice: The Clinical Care Options (CCO) Oncology inPractice application is a comprehensive digital textbook designed for healthcare professionals needing to find information rapidly at the point of care.
- Skyscape Medical Resources: The Skyscape Medical Resources app is used by more than 1 million healthcare professionals (HCPs) to access the medical resources they know and trust at the point of care. This valuable decision-support tool helps physicians, nurses, students and other HCPs find the right answers, right away
- Epocrates: Epocrates is the #1 mobile drug reference resource used by healthcare providers at the point of care. Trusted for accurate content and innovative offerings, physicians choose Epocrates 3 to 1 as their point of care drug reference of choice.
- WebMD: Check your symptoms, access drug & treatment information, get first aid essentials, and even local health listings.
- Fundación ZonasCardio RCP-DESA: Entirely in Spanish, this video-based app gives out the recommendations of the European Resuscitation Council.
Are you using any other medical apps not listed here? let us know and leave a comment below.