There are many useful mobile resources available to health professionals. As a medical specialty, Community Health and Family Medicine has a host of interactive apps to teach and assist students, residents, and healthcare professionals in the field.
External reviews from medical professionals on their usefulness and application are linked via the Green Check icon. For other apps related to the medical field, please see our Mobile Resources for Health guide.
UpToDate, a clinical support tool available through UF, offers an app to provide better evidence-based clinical diagnosis tools. You will need to create an UpToDate account from within the web application (while connected to the VPN or on a campus computer), and use it to log in to the app. After logging in to the app the first time, the UpToDate app will remain logged in to your account for easier access in the future.
Micromedex Drug Reference
Drug Information is a free resource, providing drug and clinical information, from Micromedex. An internet connection is not required to access the information. Micromedex also offers Drug Interactions and IV Compatibility apps for Apple and Android devices. These apps are free to UF users--to set up the app, follow the instructions on the page linked below or by clicking on the Download Center tab in the upper right corner of the screen on the web version of the database. You will need to be on the UF network or logged into the VPN on your computer to access the set up instructions. You will need to use the password given in the setup instructions below. You will have to update the password annually. There are separate instructions, including a login and password, which expire quarterly, for tablets.
mobileMicromedex 2.0 setup
CDC Vaccine Schedules
Shows child, adolescent, and adult vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The app visually mimics the printed schedules, which are reviewed and published annually. Users can identify correct vaccine, dosage, and timing with 2 or 3 clicks. Any changes in the schedules will be released through app updates.
The Prevention Taskforce app from AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) is an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify clinical preventive services that are appropriate for their patients. Use the tool to search and browse U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on the web or on your mobile device.