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Allied News October 4, 2018

By Moira K. McGhee

5 Great Apps for Medical Technologists

Mobile devices and apps have become so prevalent, and they're increasingly commonplace in the medical industry. Healthcare professionals around the world have discovered the benefits of mobile apps designed specifically for them, and apps for medical technologists make performing and accurately interpreting complicated tests easier.

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With so many choices, it’s difficult to know which ones to use, but the following apps are particularly helpful to medical technologists. Here are 5 great apps for medical technologists.

1. LabGear
This app makes it easier for medical technologists to interpret tests using an intuitive user interface. It includes a comprehensive library of over 300 medical lab tests with differential diagnosis and related symptoms contained in useful fishbone diagrams. A built-in browser allows online searching from within the app, and iCloud support syncs your bookmarks and notes across devices. LabGear is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

2. Smart Medical Reference
This one-stop reference app for medical technologists offers lab values, differential diagnosis, tests and procedures, medical calculators, medical terminology, drug definitions and many other features. This app for medical technologists provides clear, concise information on 375 of the most commonly performed laboratory tests, which is presented in a consistent format and organized by body systems and lab panels. Smart Medical Reference is iOS and Android compatible.

3. Pocket Lab Values
This reference app provides over 320 critical laboratory test values split into different medical categories. Diagnosis differentials provide the range of appropriate values and information on why values may be higher or lower than they should be. This app also allows medical technologists to customize data like tube colors and reference values to match their hospital’s laboratory parameters. Pocket Lab Values is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

4. Calculate by QxMD
QxMD Software was founded by medical professionals to offer high-quality mobile medical apps with content developed by expert physicians from diverse backgrounds. Calculate by QxMD offers more than 400 unique calculators and decision support tools to help medical technologists and other healthcare professionals make decisions, not just calculate numbers. This app’s intuitive design automatically adapts to your clinical practice and the unique “question flow” technology lets you retrieve answers quickly. Calculate is available for use online, and you can download the app to your iOS or Android device.

5. Davis's Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
Davis’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests delivers over 400 updated diagnostic and laboratory test descriptions and monographs to help medical technologists understand and implement critical test procedures. This mobile medical reference app contains information in an easy-to-consult question/answer format that provides details on how each test works, how to accurately interpret results and recommended pretest requirements. Download Davis’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests directly to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.

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