Top Medical Apps for Android

Posted by jun auza On 8/21/2012
Whether you are a diligently working intern or an accomplished doctor, you still need to look up stuff on the Internet. Also, if you’re an aspiring doctor, there are a lot of resources on the web that can help you make your work life better. That said, looking up stuff online every time isn't that convenient. Also, you can’t sit in front of your laptop or desktop all day long.

That’s where medical apps come to the rescue. Once installed, these applications will let you lookup important stuff, help with your diagnosis, and become better in your profession. So, without much ado, here are the best medical apps for Android:


Medscape

Medscape is a free application that allows doctors and pharmacists look up information about more than 8000 brand and generic drugs, OTC drugs, and supplements. Useful for looking up what to prescribe, Medscape also lets you check for drug interactions with just the touch of a button. Furthermore, the app also lets you view medical news and critical alerts in 34 specialties.

Among other features, Medscape comes with over 129 medical formulae, scales and classifications. It contains more than 600 drug monographs and integrated dosing calculators. Thus, it goes without saying that this app is pretty much indispensable for interns as well as practicing doctors.



Human Anatomy


Though not essentially helpful for practicing doctors, this next app does serve as a good educational tool for budding interns. Human Anatomy is a simple reference app for studying the human anatomy in detail.



First Aid

You don’t have to be a doctor to be of help to someone in an emergency situation. First Aid is a very useful free app for those who are looking to learn basic first aid techniques. According to the app developer: “First Aid is designed to help you follow the right procedures in a stressful situation or support other people by giving them instructions. It is based on illustrations, videos and short texts that show you how to take the necessary action step by step and in the right order.” Rated 4.5 out of five stars on the Google Play Store, First Aid is freely available for download.



ICE: In Case Of Emergency

If you’re ever in a medical emergency, then this next app will surely be of some help to you. In fact, it might even save your life. Once installed, ICE makes information like important medical contacts, allergies, conditions, and prescriptions easily accessible to the person who is handling your phone while you’re not in a condition to do so. Also, the app can display emergency information even while the screen is locked.



Epocrates

Epocrates is a free application that gives you drug, disease, and diagnostic information. Used by many doctors, it can serve as a reliable drug reference application as it comes with thousands of drug monographs, interaction checkers, pill identifiers, and health plan formularies. Overall, Epocrates is a very useful app if you’re in the field of medicine.



Skyscape Medical Resources

Skyscape Medical Resources is a great free app that comes with drug information, medical calculators, and clinical information on over 850 topics. The app includes a lot of detailed information about thousands of branded and generic drugs. Though free, most of the important resources are available as premium services.



Mediquation Medical Calculator


Mediquation is simply the best medical calculator out there. This paid app comes with over 232 formulae and scores. With support for both SI and US units, Mediquations gives you references, full equations, PubMed links and more. Fully compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich, Mediquation has also been chosen as ‘Staff Favorites’ in the iTunes app store. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, Mediquation Medical calculator can be purchased from the Google Play Store.


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