These proposed APPS are available for both android and apple users, and thus can be found on their app stores. They are user friendly and make life better in accessing information for the practitioner and for better point of care. There are many APPS available out there, and some are tailored for the specific regions or subspecialties and some require a subscription or a once of payment.

Here are some recommendations of free APPS, that can be used by doctors, in general, not tailored for subspecialties although, but can be helpful:

  1. EML GUIDELINES
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=omp.guidance.phc&hl=af
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/eml-clinical-guide/id990809414?mt=8

  2. HIV CLINICAL GUIDELINES
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medicalappstudio.hivclinicalguide
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/hiv-clinical-guide/id897484262?mt=8

  3. TB GUIDELINES
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=omp.guidance.tb&hl=af
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/tb-clinical-guide/id1061685182?mt=8

  4. PHC CLINICAL GUIDELINES
    https://www.health-e.org.za/2015/12/17/app-primary-health-care-clinical-guide/

  5. MEDSCAPE
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medscape.android
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medscape/id321367289?mt=8

  6. UP TO DATE(require subscription- individual or institution)
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uptodate.android
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/uptodate/id334265345?mt=8

  7. EPOCRATES (Drug app)
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epocrates
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epocrates-tools-for-healthcare/id281935788?mt=8

  8. NICE GUIDELINES
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nice.android&hl=af
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nice-guidance/id505146575?mt=8

  9. SAASP (South African based guide to antibiotic prescribing in adults)
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.appenberg.saasp
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/saasp/id974981910?mt=8

  10. Qx CALCULATE
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qxmd.calculate&hl=af
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calculate-by-qxmd/id361811483?mt=8

  11. NHLS (LABTRACK barcode scanner - R60 once off payment)
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ltr.greysproduction
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/za/app/labtrack-barcode-scanner/id1076185358?mt=8

  12. LISTRUNNER (helps with managing ward work, allocation of task and keep track of patients and their to do list, and is completely private and confidential to user)
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.listrunner.listrunner
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/listrunner-inc/id1026101356

  13. ICD 10 (plenty of free apps to choose from)
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mistdev.icdfree https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.regularrateandrhythm.icd9consult2
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quick-icd-10/id1001742235?mt=8   / https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icd10-consult-2018/id358845668?mt=8 / https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icd-10-cm-turbocoder-2017/id1145165241?mt=8

  14. Qx READ (most of your journals and medical literature under one roof, e.g. PubMed, open access, but some journals or article may require institution or individual subscription)
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qxmd.readbyqxmd
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/read-by-qxmd/id574041839?mt=8

  15. LOCAL LABORATORIES (PRIVATE) - AMPATH, PATHCARE, LANCET (To help view results)

  16. ECG Guide by QxMD
    Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qxmd.ecgguide
    iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ecg-guide/id301027070?mt=8

Should you currently be making use of an app that you feel would benefit other colleagues, please feel free to email the information to Ms Karlien Pienaar, Committee Co-ordinator of the Education, Science & Technology (EST) Committee of SAMA for consideration by the Committee and possible upload on the SAMA website.



  
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