Apple's top 80 apps for doctors, nurses, patients

By Brian Dolan
03:45 am


Our Definition: Education Apps in this section include a number of anatomy focused apps that offer visual diagrams for parts of, or the whole of, the human body. At least one continuing medical education (CME) app is featured in this group currently and one aggregator of physicians blogs. Many medical apps could be considered clinical consultation apps, but those contained in the group typically do not provide any particular guidelines for care – only reference materials.

Pocket Body

Pocket Body

Heart Pro III

3D4Medical in collaboration with Stanford University School of Medicine present the Heart Pro III. As featured in the WWDC 2012 Keynote Speech. This app was developed in partnership with Dr. Lacy E Harville III, MD, FACS. In this upgrade 3D4Medical have added in several new features and several new animations all for free. For those who need particular specialized animations, there are disease state animations available through the "in app purchase".

Netter's Anatomy Atlas from Elsevier

"This iPad app is the complete set of the 531 Netter Plates from the 5th edition Atlas of Human Anatomy, illustrated by master medical illustrator Frank H. Netter, MD, enhanced with a suite of quizzing and customization features."

CARDIO3 Comprehensive Atlas of Echocardiography

"A reference/learning tool for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, other physicians, and sonographers evaluating echocardiograms for ultrasound diagnosis."

Atlas of Pancreas Pathology

"The Atlas of Pancreas Pathology is comprised of three modules: an interactive teaching algorithm, a search-able image atlas, and an image-based quiz. Viewing multiple examples of the same entity or feature from this large, rich image atlas will strengthen your diagnostic skills."

Learn Muscles: Anatomy Quiz & Reference

A reference, testing and education tool. Includes 141 muscle images with name, action, origin, insertion and comments, plus audio pronunciation guide, a quiz maker, an action viewer and 6 short videos to create a rich learning experience.

Pocket Body

"Pocket Body redefines what engaging medical education content truly is. Our award-winning full body app, with its elegant design and nine layers of musculoskeletal, neurovascular, and internal organ visual content, contains over 70,000 words of learning material."

Epocrates CME

Epocrates CME offers a wide variety of interactive CME activities across numerous specialty topics, with new activities added frequently. Activities are accredited by AMA, ACPE, ANCC and others and supported by an advanced personal CME toolset. The app is powered by RealCME.

Heart Murmur Pro

"Learn heart murmurs the easiest way possible with Heart Murmur Pro. With 23 heart sounds included along with a wealth of clinically relevant information for each, you'll master heart sounds in no time at all."

3D Muscular Premium Anatomy

Visible Body’s 3D Muscular Premium Anatomy app provides a revolutionary environment for understanding 600+ muscles in the human body. Zoom, rotate, and dissect musculature freely – there are no clunky, pre-rendered visuals to limit the experience. Each muscle is displayed in true 3D, allowing users to study muscle types and intricate fiber directions from any perspective. Each muscle is further enhanced with origin and insertion pins, muscle landmarks marked on bones, and definitions. This app’s visuals, definitions, and functionality come together on-screen and create an immersive experience that reveals the human body’s complex musculature.

JACC iPad Edition

The IPAD version of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


"DDS GP is designed for dental professionals to improve presentation of dental conditions and treatment to patients. It makes treatment plans easy for patients to understand, thus leading to greater case acceptance."

(The Oncologist is no longer in this section.)

(modalityBODY: Interactive Anatomy and Medical Imaging is no longer in this section. The company was acquired by Epocrates.)


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