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The best sources for med apps

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An independent review of sources to retrieve medial applications.

iMedicalApps <http://www.imedicalapps.com> is an excellent source for reviews of medical apps by medical professionals. The site can be filtered by platform (Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone), medical specialty, or app “type” (calculators, drug reference, textbooks, etc.). Postings include reviews of individual apps, comparisons of similar apps, and “top 10” type lists by topic, as well as news stories about the mobile industry in medicine. Reviews are written by a team of physicians and medical students. The reviews generally include screenshots and describe the app in context with others in that category. Strengths and weaknesses are highlighted, and individual user pricing is provided. A really simply syndication (RSS) feed is available. The reviews and categories are aimed at medical professionals looking for apps to use on their own devices.

PCWorld writers review apps for Apple and Android on PCWorld’s AppGuide <http://www.pcworld.com/appguide/>, alongside user-contributed reviews. It is easy to spot the PCWorld-written reviews versus user-contributed reviews. A few of the health app reviews were written by invited health professionals, but most are not. Reviews focus on functionality, interface, and ease of use rather than quality of evidence.

The Gizmodo blog <http://gizmodo.com/apps/> focuses on productivity and utility apps. Detailed reviews of medical apps are not present.
Other sources:
Apps: finding the best. Reviewed by Jennifer Reiswig, MLS. J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 October; 99(4): 326–327.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3193360/

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November 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm

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