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CDC releases two new apps

 

In this edition of Tech Notes, I will cover three recently released medical apps. They’re all from venerable institutions, and they’re all free to download. CDC Anticoagulation Manager I’ve always been a fan of apps produced by the CDC. Even though I know they produce quality apps, I was pleasantly surprised when they recently released the Anticoagulation Manager. There are already several other anticoagulation management medical apps available. However, the CDC’s app surpasses both. One of my favorite parts of the app is that, instead of just presenting the data, it gi....

 

 

Eight ways to create a positive digital footprint

 

I am on social media for professional purposes. While on Twitter, I often cringe when I see what is posted by medical students, residents and fellows. The cringeworthy posts sometimes start like this: “Wow, instead of giving me free items for battling the pandemic while in residency, I’d rather earn more money,” or, “Do you think I am really going to treat you like everyone else when you’re yelling at me?” This reminds me of the many times I have had to make a phone call to some millennial and Generation Z acquaintances and advise them to unlike a post or de....

 

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Telehealth's role in health care

 

Telehealth has been around for years, but it became more common during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth or telemedicine’s growth increased because of a desperate need to reduce in-person visits at the beginning of the pandemic and was boosted by the U.S. government’s rare move to loosen some Medicare policy and payment restrictions. Because Medicare has lowered its requirements, insurance companies have been slowly following suit. For instance, there was the Medicare Expansion program, which allowed telehealth visits to be considered the same as in-person visits and physicians to ....

 

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4 free medical apps to download today

 

These four great medical apps have all recently been developed and released. They’re all free to download, and they all come from great sources. One application, in particular, has long been overdue to make an entrance in the app store, and you’re sure to be excited to download it and give it a try. 1. Choosing Wisely App The Choosing Wisely app is a collaboration between the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Consumer Reports - and finally brings the popular Choosing Wisely recommendations to mobile form via a smartphone app. Most physicians are aware of Choosing Wisel....

 

 

Evidence-based apps for physicians

 

Each of the apps in this article help clinicians practice evidence-based medicine at the point of care and in clinic and hospital settings. Frailty Tool As cardiac procedures such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have become more popular in the elderly, it has become even more critical to determine which patients are at a higher risk for mortality and disability following the procedure. Since TAVR and aortic valve replacements (AVR) performed on the very elderly are still relatively new, integration of consensus algorithms and scores has been suboptimal. In order to s....

 

 

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