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Allied News January 17, 2019

5 Mobile Apps for Medical Technologists

Mobile devices are prevalent in healthcare with substantial growth in the development of medical software apps for these platforms.

Apps for med techs are especially beneficial because they allow quick access to information that makes it easier for medical technologists to perform and accurately interpret complicated tests.

Numerous apps have emerged that assist medical professionals in various aspects of their daily activities, but it may be difficult to know which ones are right for you.

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5 APPS FOR MED TECHS

There are literally 1,000s of mobile apps for medical professionals that help make their jobs easier. Here are five that could be particularly helpful to medical technologists.

1. Guide to Diagnostic Tests
The Guide to Diagnostic Tests app allows quick access to evidence-based information on over 450 updated laboratory and diagnostic tests with expanded coverage of genetic, molecular and pharmacogenetic tests.

It's potentially one of the better apps for med techs directly in charge of patient testing due to its ability to help techs determine the best tests for diagnosing specific conditions, the most appropriate specimen collection techniques and the correct interpretation of abnormal diagnostic tests. This app is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

2. Mobile MIM
Mobile MIM is one of the more useful apps for med techs working in radiology, MRI technology or sonography. This app allows technicians to easily consult with physicians and other medical professionals anywhere in the hospital through the ability to view imaging results on an iPhone or iPad when paired with the MIMcloud. Mobile MIM is FDA-approved and only available for iOS devices.

3. ResolutionMD
ResolutionMD is another medical viewing app that’s beneficial to medical technologists. This app allows users to stream patient images and data from various imaging devices to smartphones or tablets. ResolutionMD is HIPAA compliant, because no sensitive patient information is transmitted, and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

4. Figure 1
Figure 1 allows you to expand your clinical knowledge by viewing and sharing medical images with physicians and other medical professionals in hundreds of specialties at world-renowned hospitals in more than 190 countries.

It’s an ideal app when you’re looking for feedback on rare conditions or seeking knowledge on rare or textbook cases, and it guarantees HIPPA-compliance and patient privacy through automatic face- and identifying-information blocking. This free app is available for download to iOS and Android devices.

5. Epocrates
Epocrates is a medical reference app that offers a comprehensive database of pharmaceuticals, including potential adverse reactions. Although medical technologists don’t prescribe medications, they still benefit from a better understanding of the harmful interactions between various drugs and access to concise monographs and other useful diagnostic information. This free app is compatible with iOS and Android devices.

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