Three Apps Every Physician Should Have

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Andis Robeznieks, Senior News Writer for the American Medical Association reports on three must-have apps for physicians

Physicians are constantly on the lookout for technological solutions that give them the right information at the right time. Smartphone medical apps can be one solution. But with more than 318,000 available health-related mobile applications, according to a report from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science—and new ones being released daily—it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Here are the three medical apps that every physician should have on his or her smartphone.

JN Listen™-the podcast CME app for physicians

JN Listen™ is an audio CME app featuring podcasts on peer-reviewed articles published in the JAMA Network journals and also featured on JN Learning. Physicians can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by taking quizzes based on the podcasts.

The app tracks credits earned and allows for storing, emailing and printing certificates. App users can listen to the podcasts without a subscription, but will need to register if they want to take the quizzes and earn credit. Learn more.

“I subscribed and then earned a few CME points while doing laundry and cleaning,” one reviewer posted.

This app is only available for iOS through iTunes.

AMA Connect is the best of the AMA, right in the palm of your hand. The free mobile app is available at Google Play or iTunes and provides instant access to AMA tools and resources for earning and tracking CME credits available from the AMA Ed Hub™, including JN Learning™ and STEPS Forward™.

The app also features the AMA social media feed and the AMA Members Move Medicine profiles. You can also find AMA podcasts such as “DocTalk,” “Moving Medicine” and “Making the Rounds.”

The DynaMed Plus® App is available for free for 18 months to AMA members and JAMA subscribers at Google Play or iTunes. A reference tool written by physicians, DynaMed Plus provides answers to clinical questions and access to primary medical literature.

DynaMed Plus offers:

Concise, accurate overviews for the most common conditions and evidence-based recommendations for action—all developed by physicians.

More than 10,000 images from JAMA Network and other valuable content providers.

Specialty content, covering thousands of topics in emergency medicine, cardiology, oncology, infectious diseases, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and many other specialties.

Links to 2,500 full-text journals (with MEDLINE Complete).

One reviewer wrote about being impressed with the results of a search for the word “sprint.” Not only did the current recommendations for blood-pressure management based on the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) come up, so did Achilles tendon rupture—a frequent problem for sprinters.

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