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Apps available for most popular mobile devices
Most popular devices' include: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, & Blackberry. They may also be available on Palm, Pocket PC & Windows Mobile.
The ePSS is an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients. Use the tool to search and browse U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on the web or on your PDA or mobile device.
Available for most popular devices. Packages range from $25-30/yr. A comprehensive and easy to use source of continuously updated evidence-based medical information. Available through the Skyscape store. There is a cost for the app + content, with the option to buy or rent. The cost includes the content - there's no option to access content separately through the library.
A differential diagnosis tool; explore by disease, symptom, or organ system; adapted from Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment. The app + content is free on Palm, Windows Mobile and Blackberry but not on iOS, Android and Windows 7.
DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created for use at the point-of-care. With clinically -organized summaries DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience. The app is free and the content can be accessed through the library's subscription. To authenticate, email Dynamed with your Mac ID to obtain a serial number. Then follow the instructions for installing on iPhone, iPod, iPad
Drug reference and drug interaction checker which also includes medical news, diseases, conditions and procedures. Available for free through most app stores.
The Johns Hopkins Guides
Authoritative information now available in 3 separate guides - the ABX, diabetes and HIV guide. There is a cost for the app + content.
Normally, you'll be automatically redirected to the mobile version of a website if you navigate to the website on your smartphone. Some of these mobile websites may not work on tablets as large as an iPad (you might see the normal desktop interface).
Apps for iOS and Android
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Free in the iTunes and Android stores.
UpToDate is a clinical information resource available via the Web and mobile devices. Provides detailed answers to your clinical questions. Over 80 million patient-related problems are researched each year. You need an individual subscription to UptoDate to use the app. The app can be downloaded through iTunes or the Android store for free, but there is a cost to accessing the content.
A library resource. You can access this resource as long as you're affiliated with McMaster.
A free resource.
There is a cost associated with this resource.
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Find More Health & Medical Software
Free medical references and over 70 on sale at the cma.ca store (discounts for CMA members).
Medical Software Advice
Free online resource that reviews and compares medical PDA software systems.
A blog about the healthcare industry and mobile technology.
A blog with the latest in PDA news and medical updates.
Find a variety of resources for medicine, nursing and other allied health fields.
Hundreds of resources for a broad range of platforms.
Allows medical residents, medical students and staff physicians to quickly and easily document their activities in order to enhance the effectiveness of medical education.
Products for iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, and Palm devices.