Many surveys have reported that healthcare professionals are early and avid adopters of mobile devices and apps. Apple has released a list of its top 80 apps for providers and patients, among them many cardiology apps. From the article “Apple’s top 80 apps for doctors, nurses, and patients,” by mobihealth, here are a few of the apps listed that may be of interest to vascular specialists:
- CARDIO3 Comprehensive Atlas of Echocardiography: “A reference/learning tool for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, other physicians, and sonographers evaluating echocardiograms for ultrasound diagnosis.”
- Heart Murmur Pro: “Learn heart murmurs the easiest way possible with Heart Murmur Pro. With 23 heart sounds included along with a wealth of clinically relevant information for each, you’ll master heart sounds in no time at all.”
- AirStrip Cardiology: AirStrip Cardiology allows clinicians to review the extent of a patient’s ECG history. It can receive 12 lead ECG waveforms and other data wirelessly from Emergency Medical Services (i.e. an ambulance) and the hospital ECG management system.
- CTisus iQuiz: The HD Edition: “One of the classic formats for learning radiology has always been the quiz. In this application we provide you with our latest innovation in CT education taking advantage of the iPad and iPhone. Unique capabilities allowing us to provide an easy to use environment that combines images, text and sound to enhance the learning experience.”
The iPad may have been a burden to some healthcare providers because of its size. Could Apple’s new iPad mini be more useful to healthcare providers? Will you be buying one for your vascular practice? Weigh in below.
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