Technology has revolutionized the way we think, live and work. Many industries are embracing new technologies that have altered the ways in which they operate; in particular, those working in the healthcare industry have become inundated with new tools that can help them in their business.
The ever growing popularity of mobile devices has meant that apps with useful tools for both patients and healthcare professionals have been developed. With the huge number of apps available, sometimes it can be difficult to determine which ones will be the most useful.
One app with many benefits is a good medical dictionary app. If you work in the healthcare industry, you cannot be expected to know every single medical term off by heart – with a mobile medical dictionary app, you have a source of reference wherever you go.
The Taber’s Medical Dictionary app for iPhones, for example, has over 65,000 medical terms, along with 1,000 photos and 600 Patient Care Statements. The app doesn’t just define words, it also provides other resources such as alternative therapy, coverage, medical abbreviations and measurements. This is one of the most comprehensive dictionary apps available, and features thousands of videos and tutorials for professionals to use.
Another popular app is the Medical Dictionary app for Android devices. As well as a list of medical terms, the app also contains references for further reading and research.
With a mobile medical dictionary app, information is always at your fingertips. Such apps have numerous benefits for healthcare professionals – whether they are medical students or have been working in the industry for many years.
What’s more, having a medical dictionary app can enhance interaction between patient and care provider; for example a physician assistant administering care could share a tutorial video with the patient so they are better educated on the care they will be receiving.
We know mobile technology and mobile content are revolutionizing the way HCPs interact with their patients. Check out our free mobile patient education platform, Liberate Health, on the iTunes store today.