Apps chat: transcript, analytics and some links

Thanks everyone who took part in the February chat on apps, and especially to @samanthaclare for leading the discussion.

The transcript and analytics are now up, thanks to Symplur.

And here’s a list of some of the resources cited in the chat:

An apps directory

‘Harnessing the full potential of technology means providers will need to ensure…
  • universal use of portable devices and apps in community care and maternity
    services, enabling mobile working and professionals spending more time with those they support
  • patients are supported to use apps that allow monitoring and management of

National Information Board workstream 1: Enable me to make the right health and care choices: Providing citizens with access to an assessed set of NHS
and social care ‘apps’


NICE apps for smartphones and tablets: BNF and BNFC

BMJ Best Practice: for iOS and for Android

ClinicalKey: for iOS and for Android

Dynamed: for iOS and Android

UpToDate: for iOS and Android

Individual LKS pages on apps:

Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge Service

Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS FT

Library apps

BookMyne (searches Kent, Surrey and Sussex NHS libraries): for iOS and Android

Surrey Public Libraries apps

Further reading and listening

Guardian Tech: If Android is so popular, why are many apps still released for iOS first? (bit old, from 2013)

Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries: includes reviews of apps

MacPowerUsers: podcast on all things iOS and OS X, lots of apps and workflow recommendations and ideas

And last, but by no means least, here’s our US colleagues discussing apps in 2013 on the #medlibs chat

Post scriptum: we’re grateful to Igor Brbre (@iroberger) for this article he spotted in MRSQ:

Mi M, Wu W, Qiu M, Zhang Y, Wu L, Li J. Use of Mobile Devices to Access Resources Among Health Professions Students: A Systematic Review. Med Ref Serv Q. 2016 Jan-Mar;35(1):64-82. doi: 10.1080/02763869.2016.1117290. (Subscription required: KSS have access, other NHS library and knowledge service networkas may have too)



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