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Check here for featured apps or mobile sites that our team has found this month!

  Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation to advance the national dialog on avoiding unnecessary/wasteful medical tests and treatments.  It includes recommendations from numerous medical specialty boards on which common tests, procedures, or treatments should be questioned by clinicians and their patients. The app includes separate lists for clinicians and patients.

   

  TeamSTEPPS Pocket Guide App

TeamSTEPPS is a framework for teamwork developed for healthcare settings, with emphases on clarifying roles and responsibilities, resolving conflicts, improving information sharing, and eliminating barriers to patient quality and safety. The app includes structured communication tools and checklists from the pocket guide.

   

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About

This guide is designed to help students, faculty, and staff at the University of Florida Health Science Center find useful mobile resources organized by subject and by platform.

Apps are grouped in tabs by subject area. For example, Clinical Apps are grouped together in their own tab.

Icon Key

There are icons next to each app included in this guide indicating the platforms the apps is available on as well as whether the app is free or available for purchase.

android icon Android

Blackberry iconBlackberry

iPad icon iPad

Apple iconiPhone

Windows icon Windows

Free iconFree app

dollar iconPaid app - Available for purchase

 Available free to UF students/staff and faculty as part of a paid subscription 

Mobile-friendly Website/Web App

 

Have you tried any of these applications? Please send us your comments or questions as well as suggestions on others not included in this list.

Disclaimer
While we endeavour to keep this page to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on these applications.

 

Evaluating Information

Here are some resources that may be useful when evaluating online information, including content in mobile apps.

GATOR is an acronym to help you remember important components of website evaluation.

GATOR
Genuine
Accurate
Trustworthy Origin
Readability

Genuine -

Is the website or resource authentic? Look for the identity of the site sponsor and the length of time the site has been up.

Accurate -

Is the material free from error? Error may be from misinformation or from a lack of updating to represent new discoveries. Is the website current? When was it last updated?

Trustworthy -

Is the information true and reliable? Look for references. Consider the author's credentials and affiliations with academic, non-profit, and government organizations.

Origin -

Origin means the producer of the material. Is the information produced by a reputable hospital or pharmaceutical company.

Readability -

This refers to the ease with which you can read the material. Is it too elementary, too technical, or too advanced?

Reference: Educating patients to evaluate web-based health care information: the GATOR approach to healthy surfing. Weber BA, Derrico DJ, Yoon SL, Sherwill-Navarro P. J Clin Nurs. 2009 Jun 17. HONcode - Health on the Net Foundation

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