Smartphone use in the United States and abroad is on a vertiginous rise. These mobile devices are malleable, multifunctional tools that can be helpful to many professionals, including healthcare workers, who can benefit from integrating smartphones and apps into their daily routine.
I am a rheumatologist working in private practice. Despite not having a formal background in computer science, I have a special interest in software applications (apps) with the potential to streamline my workflow while preserving quality of care. Below is an overview of 6 problems faced by clinicians and 9 smartphone apps to help address these problems.
I have used the android operating system (OS) throughout this article to showcase software. Most apps are also available on other operating systems such as iOS (iPhone®, iPod®, and iPad™), BlackBerry® (RIM OS), webOS™ (Palm®), and Windows Phone 7. By in large, the apps shown in this article are free. Nevertheless, you can often get premium features for a fee.
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Cite this: Bruno S. Oliveira. Nine Smartphone Apps to Improve Your Practice - Medscape - Oct 05, 2010.