The top 10 medical apps worth the cash
July 3, 2012 9:43AM
Updated: July 9, 2012 3:39PM
Here are the top paid medical apps for iPhones:
1. Pill Identifier; Drugs.com, $0.99
Allows you to identify more than 10,000 over-the-counter and prescription pills based on their appearance. Search by imprint, size, shape or color.
2. Pregnancy ++; Health & Parenting Ltd., $2.99
Tracks the course of your pregnancy, including your weight, diet and exercise. It also includes HD fetal pictures, a kick counter and a contraction counter.
3. Baby Connect (Activity Logger); Seacloud Software, $4.99
Tracks your baby’s everyday activities (including feeding, sleep, growth, health and vaccines) and creates graphical reports and trending charts. The information can be shared between parents, nannies and other care providers.
4. Instant ECG: An Electrocardiogram Rhythms Interpretation Guide; iAnesthesia LLC, $0.99
This app for health care professionals teaches the basics of reading electrocardiograms (ECG). The app offers video demonstrations of 30 arrhythmias to teach and then test a provider’s ability to diagnose irregularities.
5. MedCalc (medical calculator); Mathias Tschopp and Pascal Pfiffner, $0.99
Gives health care professionals access to more than 200 diagnostic formulas, scores, scales and classifications that help measure a person’s health.
6. Pill Reminder by Drugs.com; $0.99
Keeps track of all of your medications, vitamins and supplements. Set up reminders to take your meds or refill a prescription, and check for drug interactions, dosage information and possible side effects.
7. Anatomy 3D: Organs; (Real Bodywork, $1.99)
Teaches users about structure and function of internal organs using 3-D models, videos, audio lectures, diagrams, quizzes and a glossary.
8. Diagnosaurus DDx; Unbound Medicine Inc. $1.99
Helps health care providers accurately diagnose patients quickly at the bedside. Providers can search more than 1,000 diagnoses by organ system, symptom and disease, and use a special feature to consider alternative diagnoses when multiple conditions are possible.
9. Everyday First Aid; Portable Monster LLC, $0.99
Offers users information on how to handle an emergency. The medical information is based on guidelines from the American Red Cross and other health organizations, and tells you how to handle situations, including choking, wound cleaning, jellyfish stings, tick bites and heart attacks, with illustrated training guides.
10. Drugs &Bugs; Haymarket Media, $5.99
This app is for medical students and health care professionals who care for patients with infectious diseases. It provides information on more than 100 antibiotics and nearly 200 bacterial pathogens, and allows providers to compare the effectiveness of various drugs.
Source: Apple’s iTunes