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MDLinx: Best mobile medical apps to keep your clinical skills sharp

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(JANUARY 4, 2019) by Naveed Saleh, MD, MS

Mobile health is big business. The sector boasted an estimated $22 billion in revenue in 2018. Part of this market includes medical apps used by physicians to aid in clinical practice.

Let's look at 7 great apps that can prove beneficial to most clinicians. These apps run on both iOS and Android devices, across a wide range of smartphones and tablets.

VisualDx

  • Occasionally, you'll encounter a patient whose differential diagnosis is difficult to deduce, or maybe you just want to double-check your thought process. In these cases, click on VisualDx. This app helps build a custom list of differential diagnoses from scratch - starting with a very general chief compliant. Once you build a list of differential diagnoses, you can search for alternatives or confirm your results. You can also choose to access quick therapy guidelines and resources to educate your patients. According to its makers, the app more than doubles diagnostic accuracy. A search function is also available to retrieve medical images, which can be used for patient education. Importantly, searches can be turned into CME credit.
Read the full article for the full list of apps.

About VisualDx

VisualDx is an award-winning diagnostic clinical decision support system that has become the standard electronic resource at more than half of U.S. medical schools and more than 1,500 hospitals and institutions nationwide.  VisualDx combines clinical search with the world's best medical image library, plus medical knowledge from experts to help with diagnosis, treatment, self-education, and patient communication. Expanding to provide diagnostic decision support across General Medicine, the new VisualDx brings increased speed and accuracy to the art of diagnosis. Learn more at www.visualdx.com.

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