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iMedicalApps: This Week’s Essential New Apps

Every week, new medical platforms and apps are added to app stores. To save you time, we’ve sorted through them to find the most exciting new ones. Here are this week’s top picks:

OncoMortality app’s algorithm is designed as a clinical decision support tool for care providers. It is based on “An Actionable Tool for Mortality Predictions in Cancer Patients,” which appeared in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics in June 2018. Medical providers can predict risk of 60-, 90-, and 180-day mortality for cancer patients. The algorithm currently includes breast, kidney, lung, ovarian, and other cancer types.

Chest Post provides up-to-date information on chest disease clinical trials on Apple devices. Current trials are classified by disease and available in PICO (patient, intervention, comparison, outcome) format for quick reference. Direct links and full citations are included to enable further learning and sharing. Landmark chest trials are also classified by disease and available within the app.

Now on Android, the College of Optometrists provides its members with flexible access to core clinical guidance, even when it’s not connected to a network. Clinical management guidelines are logically organized and include up-to-date clinical images. An optometry-specific formulary is also built into the main menu. Users can add guidance, guidelines, and formulas to their favorites for easy access. Patient videos and clinical adviser contacts are also available.

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