Apple's picks for apps for doctors, nurses, patients and medical students

By Heather Mack

EMR & Patient Monitoring

Epic Haiku provides authorized clinical users of Epic’s HER with secure access to clinic schedules, hospital patient lists, health summaries, test results and notes. Also supports dictation and In Basket access.

PowerChart Touch offers providers the ability to complete both ambulatory and inpatient workflows, including schedule reviewing, physician handoff, photography, review results, reports and medication orders, and review create and sign notes.

SAP EMR Unwired. This app gives physicians and nurses easy, secure access to patient data at the point of care and connects to clinical back-end systems such as hospital information and imaging systems.

Medisoft enables clinicians to electronically capture charges and diagnoses using an electronic superbill.

Kardia works with clinically-validated Kardia Mobile – a mobile EKG solution that allows healthcare professionals to capture an EKG in 30 seconds. The app tracks data like paliptations, shortness of breath, dietary habits and sleep and exercise patterns.

Lytec enables clinicians to transmit charges, diagnosis codes and notes to biller or front desk from anywhere with an internet connection.

Airstrip OB is intended for use by obstetricians who deliver babies, and they must first purchase and install the AirStrip OB System. The app shows fetal heart tracing, pertinent patient data like vital signs, labor status and maternal waveform data. Users can also scroll through historical data.

Allscripts Remote + enables healthcare providers to remotely control their Allscripts EHR and make difficult medical decisions when out of the office, at the hospital, on call or on personal time.

Care360 Mobile for Physicians is an app from Quest Diagnostics for medical providers that allows them to access their medical office anywhere and anytime.

AirStripThis is a remote patient monitoring system that connects anywhere with a wireless connection, allowing doctors to clinically assess patients and offer treatment plans.

Sunrise Mobile MD II is an iPhone-native, free app that extends a hospital’s EHR to mobile devices, allowing doctors and nurses to manage daily activities with Apple’s technology.

MPF Mobile Deficiency, the McKesson Patient Folder is an app for clinicians to complete work assignments whenever it is convenient, shortening document completion times and making their workflow more efficient.