Three innovative mobile apps for physicians

HealthcareIT_July03_APatients are using mobile medical apps to take more responsibility for their well-being, but physicians can benefit from on-the-go technology as well. In fact, more and more doctors are incorporating mobile technology into their practices to be more efficient and effective. Here are three apps to consider.

DrawMD (by Visible Health)

With DrawMD for the iPad, physicians can show patients exactly what a complex procedure will entail. Select an anatomical image or upload your own, then sketch, stamp or type directly on the image to explain the medical or surgical procedures. Conceived by surgical oncologists, DrawMD’s specialties include anesthesiology, critical care, cardiology, female pelvic surgery, general and vascular surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, otolaryngology and urology. Cost: free.

Isabel (by App Isabel Healthcare)
Isabel’s diagnosis-support system is 10 years old, but now it’s available as an iPhone, iPad and iPod app. Physicians use a checklist or text to enter symptoms, and Isabel searches its database of more than 6,000 disease presentations for a diagnosis. Results can be refined for age, gender and even travel history. Cost: $2.99 weekly, $10.99 monthly or $119.99 annually.

MedSpeak (by QxMD Software)
Ever experienced a language barrier with a non-native English-speaking patient? A new wave of apps, such as MedSpeak, helps with translation. This iPhone app, for example, provides Mandarin or Cantonese translations (in both audio and written format) for more than 3,300 medical phrases. Content can be sorted by category or symptom. Cost: $9.99.

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