Browsing articles from "August, 2015"

JBS Algorithms Ortho

Educational app 

Overall: 4
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 3

Joint and Bone algorithm is an orthopedic specific app with step by step guidelines for diagnosis and treatment for a large number of orthopaedic specific issue. It was created by the Joint and Bone Science Master Center in Tehran, Iran. This app is a terrific resource to help students, residents and supporting staff through easy to read algorithms regarding basic orthopaedic problems. The strength of this app is the content and development of almost 100 musculoskeletal algorithms. I applaud the developers for the breadth of their content. While I feel the content could be presented in a more interactive manner, the content and thought that went into the algorithms is impressive. Obviously there are some serious concerns regarding the accuracy and copyright of the algorithms, outside of this major issue the algorithms are well done.

iPhone Free Download
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Orthopedics Patient Education by CoherentRX

Orthopedics Patient Education by CoherentRX   

Anatomy and Educational tool 

Overall: 3
Functionality: 4
Coolness: 3

CoherentRX  has created an app to help orthopaedic surgeons and their workforce improve patient education and comprehension. CoherentRX Orthopedics has multiple features: 3-D anatomy visuals, drawing tools to mark visuals, photo and screenshot uploads as well as text and email info that is HIPAA compliant. While all of these features are powerful tools the app lacks ease to use. CoherentRX Orthopedics is very well priced $2.99/year (one of the cheaper patient educational options) however it is not the best patient educational tool on the market. While it has multiple features that are useful, the lack of disease specifics educational modules makes it difficult to actually use in practice. I applaud CoherentRX on making an Orthopedic app that has the potential to improve patient comprehension and education, however the app is still behind other players in the market.

iPhone $2.99/month Download
iPad $2.99/month Download
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