TOP 15 iPhone Apps for Hospitalists

MDNG Hospital MedicineSeptember 2008
Volume 2
Issue 2

Davis’s Drug Guide:

For current subscribers, this guide provides continually updated, comprehensive information on more than 5,000 brand and generic drugs. Features include high-alert notices and customizable bookmarking.

Taber’s Medical Dictionary:

This app enables current subscribers of the mobile edition of Taber’s Medical Dictionary to find “the critical medical information you need quickly and easily, where you need it most… at the point of care!”

PEPID Elements:

This toxicology resource provides information on the “identification and management of toxicology emergencies including drugs of abuse, inhaled gases, heavy metals and caustics, occupational poisoning, household and cleaning agents, pesticides, plants, mushrooms, seafood, pests, and medication overdoses.”

ReachMD CME:

Use this app to listen to and gain CME credit for programs from the ReachMD XM satellite radio channel. Features include a keyword search function and new program alerts and automatic updates.

Care360 Physician Portal:

This mobile companion to the Care360 physician portal from Quest Diagnostics allows users to access medication history, lab results, result summaries, and the actual report of record. Users can mark reports as reviewed, add annotations, and respond to renewal requests.

Merge Mobile:

Quickly retrieve full fidelity CT, MR, X-ray, and other images with Merge Mobile, and manipulate them by zooming in and out, panning, scrolling, adjusting contrast, and more.

Doctor’s Digest:

This application “will deliver ‘Essential Practice Tips’ based on cutting-edge information from the Doctor’s Digest practice management medical journal,” available in text, audio, and video format.

Skyscape RxDrugs: Dosing Companion:

Get dosing guide-lines for thousands of brand and generic drugs, and nearly 400 integrated weight-based dosing calculators with this app.


Easily access a variety of medical formulas and scores with this medical calculator. Features include custom overload controls, customizable favorite equation lists, and bibliographic references.


“This easy-to- use interactive template finally makes the complex Evaluation & Management (E&M) coding rules work to the clinician’s advantage and will increase clinical productivity from its first day of use.”


Instantly “search every PubMed journal article, tens of thousands of experiments, all clinical trial listings, and relevant news from thousands of sources” with this app.

Skyscape Medical Resources:

Among the collection of resources available with this app is drug information for thousands of brand and generic agents, outlines of evidence-based clinical information for hundreds of diseases, a medical calculator and decision resource, journal summaries, and clinical trial results.

ICDMeister LITE:

Features of this ICD-9 coding tool include diagnosis lists that get you to the code you need within three to four taps; the ability to search for abbreviations, acronyms, full words, and parts of a word; and easy-to-understand descriptions.


Solve clinical cases, earn CME, review clinical updates, and engage with colleagues in your specialty with this full-function iPhone version of the QuantiaMD website.


Get both the Epocrates Rx drug database and Epocrates Essentials (Rx plus disease content from the BMJ Group, high-res disease images, evidence-based treatment options, lab test info, information on 600+ complementary and alternative medications, and more) with this download.

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