Isabel: Point of care diagnosis checklist

Isabel is a diagnostic decision support checklist system. Two key features include a dynamic differential diagnostic checklist, and access to a number of textbooks, journals, web resources, and treatment guidelines and protocols.  Its development was inspired by the initial misdiagnosis of Jason and Charlotte Maude’s 3 year old daughter, Isabel.  Isabel Health was created to […]

A surgeon & his iPad apps

I attended a fascinating presentation in late March sponsored by the Perelman School of Medicine’s Faculty Affairs & Professional Development Office.  Dr. Kenric Murayama, Chief of Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, demo’ed how he uses his iPad to enhance productivity and makes his professional life easier to manage. It’s great to hear what apps […]

2012 Medical App Survey Results

Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, Medical Student Government released their 2012 Medical App Survey results. Take a look at the top eight apps used by our Medical Students, as well as a few honorable mentions at:

Two simple apps: Dragon Medical Search and Eponyms

Dragon Medical 360 Mobile Search Available for iOS. Free. If you’re a health sciences student or professional on-the-go, you might be wishing for an easy, responsive voice search for your phone. Enter [the] Dragon – Nuance Communications’ granddaddy of dictation software and the industry standard for physicians’ medical dictation. Dragon has made a free iOS app […]

UCentral Unbound Medicine: Six resources in one app

UCentral Unbound Medicine For instructions on how to install, click here. Compatible with iOS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Also available for Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone. UCentral is a collection of references focused on evidence-based medicine. I downloaded the iPhone app and logged in with my Penn user account. UCentral includes the following […]

Two essential apps from Micromedex: Drug Information & Drug Interactions

Micromedex For instructions on how to install, click here. Compatible with iOS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Also available for Android. Micromedex is the standard for comprehensive drug information. Their about page states that the app “contains concise information on 4,500+ search terms, covering generic names, including selected combination products, common trade names, therapeutic class, […]

VisualDx: Diagnosis using images

A new visual clinical decision support system is available to the Penn Health Science community thanks to PennMedicine. We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  This can be just as true for the health care provider attempting to diagnose a disease.  VisualDx can help health care providers diagnose the causes […]

Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy

Primal Pictures 3D real time view

Primal Pictures – Free, just log in with your Penn Key! You may need to install a browser plugin before you launch for the first time.  Last month I reviewed three touch-friendly anatomy apps from Visible Body – which are really great – but Primal Pictures is also a great option for 3D anatomy studies. If […]

JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE Journal of Visualized Experiments

The Library has expanded access to a journal!  Why is this so exciting?  Because this is no ordinary journal.  JoVE is a Pubmed-indexed video journal that publishes biological, medical, chemical and physical research methods. JoVE videos show experiments in a step-by-step manner – a great way to communicate the complexity of laboratory techniques.  If not […]

Visible Body: 3 apps for 3D anatomy

Heart & Circulatory model view - drawing

Want to explore anatomy in 3D? Visible Body has developed a series of three educational apps that allow you to do just that! Their detailed 3D imagery makes visualizing the human body a rich multimedia experience, and their in-depth content makes these apps valuable reference tools for learning and teaching anatomy. If you’re enrolling in […]