Many informative and useful medical and health apps are available for mobile devices. Some are enable users to access and manage personal health records (PHR) while others provide general or specific health information and references on, for example, first aid, blood pressure, and oncology. Below are links to a selection of medical apps for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod mobile devices.
Mobile Apps last updated: December 9, 2014.
AHIMA has a very informative website, myPHR, offering some good advice to consider before downloading and using them. myPHR also has much more about Personal Health Records (PHR) and specific mobile PHRs.
Finally, be sure to learn about Blue Button, resources for downloading your health information from Medicare, insurers, healthcare providers,and others. iBlueButton apps for iPhone and iPad, using the Blue Button technology, appear below.
Apps Primarily for Patients & Caregivers
Focus on Leukemia for iPhone, iPad, & Android devices. This app provides comprehensive lymphoma information, including up-to-date resources on every type of lymphoma from the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF). It has many unique and useful tools to:
-find comprehensive disease information tailored to your lymphoma subtype
– identify and save questions to review with your healthcare provider
-track your symptoms with weekly and monthly overviews
-manage your medication schedule and set reminders
-chart your blood work results
-record doctors sessions for review later
-take notes during appointments and create to-do lists afterwards
-register for free LRF patient education programs
-access the LRF Helpline and Support Network.
Capzule PHR for iPhone, iPad, & iPod. This is an app for tracking glucose, BP, or other custom conditions, including CLL. It presents PDF summary reports and may be customized to store and graphically display lab results. Information may be backed up to and restored from the cloud, email, or computer (it is Google Drive, Dropbox, and HealthVault View enabled), and copied between mobile devices.
Cancer.Net Mobile for iPhone, iPad, & Android devices. Accurate oncologist-approved cancer information from Cancer.Net, with tools to help plan and manage your cancer treatment and care. From the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Cancer.Net Mobile includes up-to-date guides on 120 types of cancer, with information about treating cancer, managing side effects, managing the cost of care, and living with cancer.
iBlueButton and iBlueButton Veterans for iPhone, iPad, & Android devices. Under your own control, these apps provide automated, secure download and exchange of Blue Button personal health records (PHR). Using iBlueButton Professional, your doctor will also be able to send you back other important health information for you to keep and share with other health care providers. → More on iBlueButton apps…
CURE Magazine only for iPad. Get the latest cancer information from CURE on your iPhone or iPad for FREE! CURE magazine, a free publication for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable. By empowering patients with informative articles on medical, psychosocial, and practical issues.
Clinical Trials Mobile for iPad, iPod, & iPhone. Easy access and search the National Library of Medicine (NLM) database of available clinical trials worldwide, find studies near you matching specified categories and keywords, and view detailed information about specific clinical trials.
The LIVESTRONG Cancer Guide and Tracker iPad App. Lets you store and access information relevant to your treatment and survivorship electronically. The Cancer Guide will help you know what to expect, learn what questions to ask, and connect to resources.
Clinical Trial Seek for iPhone & iPad. Get cancer trial information quickly and conveniently sourced from the trusted National Institutes of Health database (clinicaltrials.gov). The Clinical Trial Seek app features a flexible and extensive search that makes it easy for patients and healthcare professionals to find, navigate, and share in-depth clinical trial information.
Conquer Cancer Foundation App for iPhone & iPad. Established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Foundation supports vitally important clinical research, patient education, and patient advocacy programs that benefit the world today and create new hope for the future.
Blood Pressure Monitor – Family Lite for iPhone & iPad. This app turns your device into a personal blood pressure and weight health monitor. It comes with lifetime data visualization, statistics reporting, medication correlation, email import/export, built-in reminders and much more.
Added December 2014
ICE BlueButton for iPhone & iPad. Easily protect yourself and your family by having critical medical information available in case of emergency (ICE) on your lock screen.
ICE Standard for iPhone & iPad. Another app for health and medical information in case of emergency. You can a wallpaper snapshot of such emergency information as your blood type, health conditions, and important health conditions, allergies, medications, and emergency contacts to place on iPhone or iPad lock screen.
Health Mate for iPhone & iPad. This app tracks your everyday activity and heart rate using sensors in your iPhone. It connects with Withings’ line of health trackers, among which is the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor.
WebMD Allergy for iPhone & iPad. Based on the allergies you have, this free app will help you prepare for each day with a personalized allergy and weather forecast along with doctor-approved tips that can be customized to your and your family’s specific allergies. You can also track how you feel, record symptoms and treatments, and add notes through an easy to use allergy tracker.
Microsoft Health app for iPhone & iPad. Live healthier and be more productive with this app. Achieve wellness goals by tracking your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. Maximize your fitness with Guided Workouts, 24-hour heart rate monitoring and automatic activity counting. Be more productive with email previews and calendar alerts at a glance. Personalize your Microsoft Band and get new features as they roll out.
Flu Near You for iPhone & iPad. Report weekly flu symptoms for you and your family and display a Flu Map of all report incidents of flu, nationally and in your area.
Apps Primarily for Health Care Professionals
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Oncology Apps for Mobile Devices.
iBlueButton Professional for iPad. This app allows physicians to directly and securely receive from their patients Blue Button and other health records by a secure proximity “Push” initiated by the patient using their iBlueButton iPhone App. The app also allows the physician to “Push” back to their patients records either created within the App or imported from other iPad apps, and from iOS enabled EMR systems. → More …
ASCO iMeeting for iPad. View sessions and presentations including strategies in prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer from the ASCO Annual Meeting, as well as ASCO co-sponsored meetings. Download videos directly to your iPad for increased portability and offline viewing. Search for a session directly or browse through meetings and tracks.
BioOncology HD for iPad, iPod, & iPhone. Genentech’s BioOncology application provides all health care professionals with free access to the latest oncology news, resources and innovation.
The Oncologist for iPad, iPod, & iPhone. The Oncologist HD only for iPad. The Oncologist is dedicated to helping oncology, hematology and radiation professionals stay on the cutting edge of new medical treatments and technologies, encouraging better cancer patient care and practice management..
CCO Oncology inPractice for iPad, iPod, & iPhone. The Clinical Care Options (CCO) Oncology inPractice application is a comprehensive digital textbook designed for healthcare professionals needing to find information rapidly at the point of care..
HD Pathology only for iPad. HD Pathology: Encyclopedia is a useful compilation of issues related to the human cells, including detailed concepts about its fields in the human body. This important application also includes topics of the human systems diseases, disorders and illness conditions.
CellExplorer only for iPad. Sanford- Burnham Medical Research Institute is dedicated to revealing the fundamental molecular causes of disease and devising the innovative therapies of tomorrow. “Art or Cell” challenges you to look at images and guess whether they are cells of the body or famous works of art...
Genome Wowser only for iPad. Genome Wowser provides an iPad-enabled view of the human genome. The app provides a functional presentation of the popular UCSC Genome Browser that is intuitive, highly portable, and allows a “Google Maps”-like navigation experience.
Added December 2014
Medscape Mobile for iPhone, iPad, & Android devices. This is the #1 mobile platform for U.S. clinicians with over 4 million users. It is the highest rated (4.5+) free medical app for healthcare professionals.
Cancer Management Handbook Digital Edition for iPhone & iPad. For years, the Cancer Management Handbook has been the essential resource for oncologists, hematologists, and other cancer-care clinicians across a multitude of disciplines. Now, all of the great content from this popular reference tool has been placed into an easy-to-use application with regular updates.
Docphin for iPhone, iPad, & Android devices. This app is one of the best ways to keep up with medical research. One tap access to the article PDF, Save to dropbox or email to a colleague. Follow your favorite journals all from this one app. See what articles are trending and which ones are featured in top news sources.