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Mobile Resources

Learn more about mobile resources for medical education and clinical practice.

Evaluating Mobile Apps

 Here are some pointers:

  1. Read reviews/critiques of mobile apps by medical practitioners and researchers. iMedicalapps.com publishes reviews of new mobile apps and other technologies by medical professionals. Many journals also publish reviews/critiques of mobile apps.
  2. Consult websites or conference proceedings of a recognized professional association or regulating body in your field to determine what mobile apps are being used in or recommended for your field.
  3. Look into who created and who helped develop the app. Thinking about bias, it can be helpful to know if any MDs or other health/medical professional were involved in the app's creation, as well as funding sources (organizations, corporate entities, etc).
  4. Is the information contained in the app referenced (cited references to the literature)? Is the app evidence-based (if applicable)?
  5. For a deeper dive, check Xcertia mHealth App Guidelines [accessed January 7, 2020] which cover privacy, security, content, usability, and operability.

Medical App Libraries

Here are some links to libraries for evidence-based and validated medical apps.

iMedicalApps News

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