A new iPhone app from ASCO, an app from 3M for physicians to help them manage and keep track of patient data, and the American Cancer Society’s Journals app are some of the newest mobile apps in the areas of medicine and healthcare. For carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer survivors and physicians who are interested in having access to the latest information, here are several apps.
A free iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch app, Cancer.Net Mobile, has just been released by ASCO, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, to help cancer patients and their caregivers plan and manage cancer treatment and care. With oncologist-approved information on more than 120 types of cancer, interactive tools help patients and caregivers to record questions to ask doctors, save information about medications (including photos of medicine labels and bottles), and track symptoms and side effects during treatments. Cancer.Net Mobile is available for download in Apple’s App Store: http://itunes.com/apps/cancernetmobile (iTunes is required).
Members of the healthcare community can stay current with content and events, easily access article abstracts, create customizable reading lists, get real-time updates or store content for offline reading, with the ACS app (American Cancer Society Family of Journals). This app is available for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Symbian, PalmOS, and WAP devices. Download the app from Wiley http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-410583.html.
Oncology nurses can sign up for a free trial of the PEPID Oncology Nursing Suite, the only fully integrated, comprehensive point-of-care information resource for oncology nurses. Thousands of diseases and conditions contain:
• Nursing Diagnoses
• Nursing Considerations
• Patient Teaching
This app was developed with the Oncology Nursing Society.
The mprodserver Medical Devices app is a revolutionary, first of its kind medical device and imaging reference tool that allows medical practitioners to compare, view and obtain detailed information on any type of medical device. For the imaging expert, the app houses a DICOM file viewer and image management tool, allowing downloads to be viewed and stored locally on the iphone/iPad. (As of 2018 this app is no longer available)
The 3M Mobile Physician Solution enables physicians to better coordinate and manage their daily schedules, dictate progress notes, review patient information, and log accurate charges on their mobile devices. This is an excellent site for information about mobile healthcare, including articles such as:
- The Many Ways Your Smartphone Could Save Your Life
- Ford’s SYNC Technology Looking to Include Mobile Healthcare
- Non-Traditional Healthcare Companies Emerging in mHealth.
Here are two great online resources for additional medical apps. There are more than 40 oncology apps listed on AndroidZoom’s website.
iMedical Apps provides mobile medical app reviews and commentary by medical professionals. Among their recent articles are:
- Virtual physician patient consulting apps set to release this year for iPhone and Android
- Veterans Administration hospitals CIO says VA must become “iPad friendly
- IBM envisions Watson being used for mobile medical care, cite utility of medical blogs and iPad
- X-Prize competition will give $10 million prize for mobile diagnosing solution equal or better than physician
If you would like to make restaurant reservations while traveling for medical treatments or attending medical conferences, OpenTable is available for all mobile devices. You can make free, instantly confirmed reservations at over 15,000 restaurants. Search for restaurants by name; find nearby restaurants and see real-time table availability; display restaurants on an interactive map; refine restaurant list by cuisine, price, points and availability; view restaurant profile pages with detailed information such as photos, menus and OpenTable diner reviews; earn 1,000 Dining Points on eligible dining times; invite fellow diners via email; and get directions to the restaurant.
Here are links to previous blogs about mobile apps for carcinoid and NET cancer survivors and physicians: