As the field of radiology continues to shift in a more digital direction, many doctors and health care providers are turning to mobile technology and apps to help them perform their jobs more efficiently. There are a variety of available apps on the market that are designed to help improve medical practices, streamline the work process, connect providers to their patients, and more. Here are 5 essential radiology apps that will encourage more productivity and integration, helping healthcare providers stay on top of their workload while providing a higher level of patient care.
- Radiology Toolbox Pro. Developed by a practicing radiologist who found himself looking up the same information on a daily basis, this app makes relevant information readily available for radiologists. It includes everything from X-rays and MRIs to ultrasound and nuclear medicine, and more. It also offers access to useful information including calculators, anatomy diagrams, diagnostic guidelines, follow-up guidelines, and contrast dye information.
- LifeIMAGE Mobile. The LifeIMAGE network allows patients, providers and hospitals to electronically share imaging exams from any hospital or clinic to help improve patient care and physician productivity, drive imaging referral business, and more. The mobile app provides a safe and secure way to review and send medical imaging records electronically.
- Nuance PowerShare. The secure cloud-computing platform for storage and sharing of medical images offers users instant access to medical images and reports stored on Nuance’s PowerShare Network. Users can also take clinical images from their camera or device storage and upload them to their account, then share them with other physicians or medical facilities. Images can also be manipulated to zoom, window/level, and stack through all available frames.
- Doximity. More than a million healthcare professionals have been helped by this app, which enables them to connect with patients face-to-face via smartphone or computer. Users can make one-click video calls and voice calls; send, sign and date HIPAA-secure faxes from their phone; in addition to accessing a universal directory of physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists anywhere. They can also stay informed with the latest news and research in their area of specialty.
- Radiology Assistant 2.0. This app provides access to many different articles about various topics in radiology, which users can browse and search by category. It also offers offline access to articles, including hi-res images and slice stacks. It serves as both a mobile educational resource and answers common radiology questions.