Dragon Medical Search

Feb 2, 2012   //   by Orrin Franko   //   All Apps, Clinical, Clinicians, Free, General Medical, iPhone Apps, Patients, Reference, Top, Utilities  //  Comments Off on Dragon Medical Search
Overall: 4+
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 4+

Nuance has expanded their collection of voice dictation apps with a free app designed specifically for searching medical sites with speech.  The format is similar to the Dragon Search app, however after speaking a search phrase, the app simultaneously presents search results from Google, Medscape, Medline, drugs.mobi, and IMO.  Most providers are familiar with these sites, and when searching a phrase such as “femur fracture” the search engines returned relevant sites, articles, and information.  When searching a drug name, information from drugs.mobi was very useful with regards to dosing, side effects, and interactions.  The IMO search tab was incredibly useful for searching ICD9 codes and returned a complete list of relevant diagnostic codes for any pathology named.  Once again, Nuance has created a free app that can be of great value.  The app is limited by the fact that an internet is always required, however the utility of searching ICD9 codes from your phone is well worth the price (free).

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