Mobile Apps from the Medical Center Library

icon of mobile deviceWith over 3 million apps in the Google Play store, it can be tough to figure out which apps are worth your time and/or money. First stop by the Library's Mobile Apps guide to see the health-related apps you can get through Duke or read on to hear about some of the best apps!

Our most popular point-of-care apps include UpToDate and DynaMed, which feature an impressive variety of medical calculators and clinical evidence. We are thrilled to offer both products as they differ in the specialties they cover as well as how they organize their content. DynaMed offers specialties such as Neonatology, Neurosurgery, Occupational Medicine, Ophthalmology, Oral Health, Otolaryngology, and Pathology. We recommend trying both as you determine which might work best for you! Did you know that you can earn CME/CE from both UpToDate and DynaMed? These will fulfill MOC CME requirements of some ABMS Member Boards including the ABIM.

Lexicomp and the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide are our popular resources for drug information, including interactions, comparisons, and identification. Take note, the Lexicomp app requires a subscription code (provided via Duke's institutional license) that changes yearly at the end of August. Make sure you go to Lexicomp, click on the Mobile App Access button, and follow their instructions to update your subscription code.

We are thrilled to announce that we now subscribe to VisualDx. During our year-long trial, we heard from many of you how useful it is in your daily clinical practice. This resource is a clinical point-of-care tool, educational resource, and decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. Renowned for its depth of diverse clinical images – 14,000+ images of variations in skin color- VisualDx is a valuable diagnostic clinical tool that will help you build a differential diagnosis. Check it out!

Finally, we offer two Lippincott apps, Procedures and Advisor. Lippincott Procedures offers step-by-step procedures in nursing, respiratory therapy & physical therapy including: equipment, preparation, implementation, special considerations, patient teaching, documentation, & images. Lippincott Advisor provides evidence-based content for nurses providing access to online references at the point of care including: clinical diagnosis and treatment information, care planning, quality/safety initiatives, and patient handouts.

These and other apps are available on our Mobile Apps guide. We invite you to try them out & let us know what you think! Email us at with questions, comments, or to set up a consultation.