PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 2018

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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30 W INTER 2018 ▼ T HE Qua L I T Y of L I f E ISS u E D E P A R T M E N T S Tech Notes iltifat H u S ai N, M.D. 7 new apps for physicians to try From guidelines for cancer patients to neurosurgery simulation, these apps — all free — help physicians through a variety of training and practice decisions. u S ually , i u S e te CH N ote S to C o V e R t HR ee R e C e N tly R elea S e D a PPS i N D e P t H. But over the last few months, we've seen a flurry of interesting medical apps released. This time, instead of discussing three apps in detail, I'll give you a summary of seven interesting, free medical apps that were released in the last few months. Dx Challenge Dx Challenge, from the University of Pennsylvania, gives you a case-based presentation of a patient and tests your responses. You have a limited amount of time to respond to the questions, and a limited number of attempts. The interesting thing about the app is that you actually can collect an honorarium for getting the answers right. The challenges and cases are live and only available for a limited time. This is the only medical app I know of that actually pays you for getting medical questions correct. iTunes: CorticoCalc CorticoCalc is one of those simple apps you're surprised didn't already exist. The app is from the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (PA D), which is a specialty organization that represents Pennsylvania dermatologists through all stages of their careers. The CorticoCalc app helps you determine the appropriate topical steroid and coverage. The app would be useful not only for dermatologists, but also for pediatricians and primary care physicians. One of the best features of this app is the ability to separate pediatric cases from adult ones — there is a separate decision tree for patients 0 to 3 years old

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