5 other useful medical apps
At its heart, Medscape MedPulse is a news aggregator designed for anything and everything related to the world of medicine. Once you’ve personalized the app with a girth of specialties you deem important, the app provides you with an onslaught of articles written specifically for physicians, students, and healthcare professionals. News topics cover everything from new practice guidelines and the FDA to insights from more than 150 conferences.
Managing medication can be a chore (and confusing). Thankfully, CareZone lets you curate a list of medications, dosages, and schedules directly from your photo library. The app also allows you to document and share symptoms with your family or doctor, while giving you the means to store vital insurance information and schedule reminders for upcoming appointments. The personalized health tips and ability to assign to-do lists and store important documents for future reference are only a plus.
When people think of WebMD, it’s probably just to make fun of how it’s often the first place people go when they need to figure out what illness or condition they have. The iOS app offers the same thing, but alongside that, it also allows people to set medication schedules, create a process with which they can use to meet a personal health goal, and check for local physicians and pharmacies you may not be aware of. And if you find yourself in need a first aid advice or instructions, the app has that too, and it doesn’t require an internet connection.
Prescription prices will vary depending on what you need and where you go, but GoodRx is here to make sure you know just how much your prescriptions are before you even leave home. Not only can users compare prices between pharmacies, they can also find coupons to save additional money on their purchases, which can be used from within the app itself; no need to print anything out. The app will show current cash and sale prices, as well as manufacturer coupons, and any discounts available at pharmacies nearby.
If you often find yourself forgetting to take your medication and vitamins, or simply want something that isn’t just the iPhone’s reminder app, Round Health is something you should check out. The app’s main goal is to make it easier to remember when to take medicine, and make those reminders as effective as possible. It goes beyond the one-time reminder of the aforementioned Apple app, and lets people set “reminder windows” suited to their specific medicine and schedule. Best of all, reminders can be as complex as necessary, and can account for various dozes, show how long you’ve gone without forgetting your medicine, and even let you know when it’s time for a refill.