New Endocrinology App

[prMac.com] South Dartmouth, Massachusetts – The Editors of Endotext and Thyroidmanager announce the release of their new medical app, “Endocrinology and Endo Emergency”.

The app provides concise, practical information on endocrine emergencies, and provides the answers needed RIGHT NOW for their care. Each of the 36 topics covered includes the clinical recognition, pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential, treatment, and follow up. In addition, references to available Clinical Guidelines, and important literature citations are provided.

Focusing on the critical information needed at the point of care, the app includes topics such as Cushing’s disease, diabetic ketoacidosis, managing acute type I and type II diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, adrenal insufficiency, hyperthyroidism, thyroid storm, and much more. Key facts are presented in tables and flow-charts to allow quick reference to crucial information.

The app is designed for physicians, nurses, emergency room caregivers, hospitalists, trainees, students, and any caregiver who needs to treat seriously ill patients.

The “Endocrinology and Endo Emergency” mobile application was created by the world-renowned endocrinologists who also brought you ENDOTEXT.ORG and THYROIDMANAGER.ORG, the most comprehensive and up-to-date web-based endocrine textbooks. Endocrinology and Endo Emergency is always updated with the latest information, and updates can be automatically downloaded by users.

To view or purchase the app in the Apple App store (also available for android) or go to endoemergencies website for information and to view a sample section. Qualified reviewers may contact us for promo codes.

* Covers endocrinology and endocrine emergencies

* Provides critical information needed at the point of care

* 36 topics covered

* written by expert endocrinologists from around the world

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 1.7 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Endocrinology & Endo Emergency 1.0 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.

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From http://prmac.com/release-id-38000.htm

Medical Apps, Part 4: RXmindme

I often forget to take my meds.  And other days, I can’t remember if I took them or not.

So, here’s another great (FREE!) iPhone App:  Rxmindme

From their features list at http://www.rxmind.me/Features.aspx

Making your life easy

RxmindMe includes:

  • Nine different types of reminders
  • A Passcode Lock screen for your privacy
  • Multiple types of alert sounds
  • Photos of your prescriptions
  • Email your prescription history
  • The FDA Drug Database for easy searching of medications
  • Historical records of all your reminders and prescriptions
  • Multitasking
  • Fast App Switching
  • iPhone 4 / iPod touch 4 – Retina Graphics
  • Snoozing Capabilities, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, or 2 hours
  • Ability to add multipule prescriptions / pills / vitamins / medications to a single reminder

RxmindMe has a growing feature set. We keep adding new things to help fellow pill takers monitor their medications, track what they take, and view their history of their medications.

We believe compliance is important for anyone taking medications, that is what RxmindMe aims to do, help you stay healthy and safe. No matter what you call your medications – pills, prescriptions, medications, or vitamins, we have the App to track them all.

RxmindMe allows you to use any application and receive reminders. We utilize iOS 4’s Local Notifications instead of the old Push Notifications. With Local Notifications, you need no network connection. Meaning you’ll receive your reminders anywhere at any time.

The home screen of RxmindMe gives you all your reminders for the day in once place. It allows you to easily identify which reminders you have missed, which reminders are coming up, and which reminders you have already taken.

From this home screen, you will have the option to create snoozes, add as needed reminders, and add prescriptions you take randomly throughout the day – like Asprin.

RxmindMe allows you to create nine different types of reminders

  • Daily reminders, ones that can occur on any day of the week
  • Weekly reminders, like daily reminders, but you can set weekly repeat intervals
  • Monthly reminders, monthly reminders that occur on a specific date during the month
  • Monthly reminders, monthly reminders that occur on a specific day of the week of a specific week of the month – for example, the last Friday of the month
  • Our new Every “X” Days reminder, repeats every few days
  • Hourly reminders for specific hourly intervals
  • As needed reminders which are taken infrequently
  • On specific dates, reminders that you want to occur on specific dates – for example the 28th of November

Now with the ability for devices with cameras to take photos of your prescriptions, you can see visually what you are supposed to take.

RxmindMe will keep and store your photos for your medicates, then it will display them along your reminders.RxmindMe now includes the up to date FDA database. You can search for prescriptions in RxmindMe, select the one you want, and it will auto populate the details for you. No more entering the units and name yourself!

No more forgotten meds for me!

Medical Apps, Part 3: Capzule PHR

I just found a new iPhone app today which looks pretty good. You can add family members and send the info to another phone so everyone has the info they need. It’s only $.99 in the iTunes store:

It’s called Capzule PHR and the website is http://capzule.com/phr/ with help files at http://capzule.com/phr/phrhowto.html

There’s a free version to try called Capzule PHR Free

Features

* Push Notification to alert appointments
* Data Visualization via Interactive Timeline
* Edit records and upload files from Desktop/Laptop
* Record conditions and allergies
* Store doctor appointments
* Enter medications
* Email summary and graphs
* Print or download summary from Desktop/Laptop
* Maintain immunization records
* Enter vitals in Metric or Standard units
* Analyze line graphs of vitals and lab results
* Keep family, social, and medical history together
* Create custom health screening templates
* Enter notes, upload results and files
* Manage physician and insurance information
* Reset password when password is lost
* Categorize Notes and Attachments
* Email flowsheet data in CSV format along with graphs
* Email Summary with graphs embedded
* Backup and Restore from Desktop/Laptop
* Export CSV data from Desktop/Laptop
* Email documents
* Add files from other Apps (iOS 3.2+)
* Summary Reporting Filter

Medical Apps, Part 2: FindER

smilez133 posted this on the message boards here

Massachusetts General Hospital Launches iPhone App to Locate Emergency Rooms

FindER Connects Users to the Most Complete Database of ERs in the U.S.

BOSTON—Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet) announced today the launch of EMNet findER™, a free iPhone application designed to help users locate the closest emergency room to their current location, as well as provide directions and additional information with a touch of the screen. FindER uses the iPhone’s global positioning system to quickly direct patients to emergency rooms anywhere within the United States.

“FindER is designed to provide key information to people experiencing health emergencies,” says Carlos A. Camargo MD, of MGH’s Department of Emergency Medicine and EMNet director. “FindER uses information from EMNet’s own database of emergency departments, which is the most complete and accurate in the nation.”

Along with directions and general information, findER is designed for quick phone calls to both the care-center itself and in cases where necessary, 911 emergency services.

“EMNet researchers maintain a database of nearly 5,000 emergency rooms in the United States. Unlike a simple Google search where the results may include many emergency centers that have closed or moved, or even veterinary hospitals, findER’s results are based on an aggregation of emergency room listings from multiple sources that have been confirmed by researchers at EMNet,” says Camargo. “FindER is designed to help patients get to emergency rooms in the shortest amount of time.”

FindER is ideal for travelers, especially those suffering chronic medical conditions, or those traveling with friends or relatives with health problems. FindERis available now as a free download in the iTunes app store. Simply click this link or search “EMNet findER,” to download. For a short demonstration video, users can visit YouTube.

From http://www.massgeneral.org/about/pressrelease.aspx?id=1248

MaryONote: Just as info – the iTunes store said that there was nothing called FindER when I did a search. I found it only by typing EMNet findER. I have the app – looks great – and I hope I never need it again!

Cushing’s iPhone/iPod Apps

Coming soon! A Cushing’s App for the iPod/iPhone.  There’s a mockup you can play with at http://bit.ly/91hdQw

Right now it has Podcasts, Cushing’s News, Latest Bios, Upcoming Events, Blog, Twitter, NIH Trials, the latest posts on the Message Boards, Helpful Links, New MDs, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, PubMed, WebMD.

More may be added before this goes live later this month.

People have suggested symptoms and/or drug trackers.  Robin found us a really neat way to make our own individual specially tailored apps.

The following directions are adapted from http://www.doseofdigital.com/2010/01/build-iphone-medication-tracker-10/ and could also be used to track surgeries, weight, anything you want.

How to Build Your Own iPhone Tracker/Reminder System:

1) First, go to Google Docs.  Start a new spreadsheet and fill in the columns you want to track. Like this:

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You can see that this example tracks weight, whether or not meds were taken, and how you feel.

2) Create a form (click “Form”–>”Create a form”). The form will already have your column headers populated as questions automatically (you don’t need to add a column for date or time, as Google will do this automatically).

You’ll then have a form like this:

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You can add a little flair via the “Theme” selector.

You can also change the “Took Medication” into a multiple choice question and the “I Feel…” into a Likert scale, if you wish:

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3) After you finish the form, email it to yourself. When you get the email, open it on your iPod/iPhone.  Follow the link and this is what you’ll get:

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Tah dah. A form on your phone that you can fill out. Fill it out and submit it. Each time you fill out the form, it automatically adds the data to the right spot in your spreadsheet. Like so:

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Cool, right?

4) Wondering how your doing without having to look at the spreadsheet? No problem. When editing your form, select “More actions” –> “Edit confirmation.” Check the “Let everyone see response summary” box.

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Now, every time you complete the form, you’ll get a confirmation screen with a link to a summary screen. Here it is:

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5) What’s that? You don’t want to have to click a link in an email (that you’ll probably lose) every day to get to the form. Me neither. So, when you have the form open, click that little “+” sign at the bottom of the screen and you’ll get this:

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Select “Add to Home Screen”. You’ll then get a screen asking you to name your icon and then you can place it anywhere on your iPod/iPhone. Viola.

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Check it out…it’s even got the fancy theme to make the icon look good.

So, every time you need to record your medication (or whatever), just click the icon and fill out the form. Done.

6) Need a reminder?

Go to your Google Calendar and set up a recurring “meeting” for yourself. Like so:

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Now, you’ll get an email reminding you to complete your tracker.

7) Need more help?  Discuss this on the message boards.

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