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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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PracticeLink.com W INTER 2018 31 T E C H N O T E S and those who are older. Once you select the appropriate age, the app guides you through selecting the amount of coverage, such as right arm, and then gives steroid recommendations. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/app/corticocalc/id1204526470?ign- mpt=uo%3D5 Android: play.google.com/store/apps/ details?id=org.padermatology.corticocalc&hl=en ASCO Guidelines The ASC o Guidelines app from the American Society of Clinical Oncology helps clinicians with a range of management questions and treatment guidelines for their cancer patients. The app has point-of-care decision-making tools and is kept up to date when new evidence becomes available. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/app/asco-guidelines/ id1238827183?uo=5&at=10l9yE Prescription Check by Warby Parker Prescription Check by Warby Parker is an app that enables you to take a vision test at home and get a prescription for glasses. Simply by using a smartphone and laptop, you're able to get a prescription assigned to you, approved by an optometrist. The key though is you don't get a comprehensive medical eye exam, simply a prescription. Warby Parker makes it clear their technology isn't meant to replace visits to your eye doctor, but you can imagine there is concern by medical professionals. T h e A m e r i c a n Optometric Association (A o A) ha s su bm it ted complaints about this technology to the FDA , and they are concerned t h a t t h i s t y p e o f technology will lead to harm by causing fewer patients to get medical eye screening exams. T he m a i n rea son I mention this medical app is because these types of eye prescription apps are gaining traction, and the technology itself is innovative. As medical professionals, we should know that we might have patients using these types of apps and should be ready to answer questions that patients have about their safety and use. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/app/prescription-check/ id1209102842?mt=8&uo=4&at=10l9yE PsychoPharm Research PsychoPharm Research was created by noted medical app developer Joongheum Park, M.D., who is an internal medical physician. Park has created several notable medical apps, and this current one provides an interactive version of medical decision support trees for psychopharmacology. It should be noted that medication decision support trees have backing from a venerable institution. They are developed by the Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project at the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, South Shore Program (founded by David Osser, M.D., an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School). This application really is tremendous. It helps primary care physicians and psychiatrists with a decision tree for patients who have depression, bipolar and other psychiatric complaints that haven't responded to the first line of therapy. It's a must-have for primary care physicians to try, especially when choosing second line options for patients who have depression or general anxiety disorders. It's remarkable that this application is available to download for free. iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/app/psychopharm-research/ id1238087068?mt=8&uo=4&at=10l9yE Pterional Craniotomy Pterional Craniotomy is a real-time 3-D neurosurgery simulation app that shows you one of the most common neurosurgery procedures: the pterional craniotomy. The app teaches about and enables you to actually perform the surgery. Users are given controls at a granular level, even determining how to position the patient during the surgery by utilizing tap and zoom functions on your phone. The team of neurosurgeons that helped develop the app state that it was built through "a systematic 3-D reproduction of real surgical scenes." The app gives you

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