Sewell, NJ (PressExposure) May 26, 2011 -- Tired of cumbersome medical reference apps which are hardly more useful than a Google search, not to mention simple programs that function merely as medical calculators, Beach-Rak Medicine LLC set out to create an efficient hybrid. On May 21, 2011, their first attempt was debuted for the iPhone. Medical applications are fast becoming an important adjunct to medical education and clinical care. Many well-established medical journals and textbooks are making handy smartphone versions for on-the-go viewing. However, smartphone versions of medical textbooks are often slow, unwieldy, and usually quite expensive.
Medical students and residents can now benefit from this app which provides fast, expert consultation at a bargain price. The "Master Diagnostician Series" is intended to provide a rapid, point-of-care reference for the healthcare provider as well as clinical pearls that are often unique to medical subspecialists.
The first release of the Master Diagnostician Series, "Approach to Anemia in the Adult Patient," is a educational tool for differentiating the many causes of anemia and its management from a hematologist's point-of-view. It includes an algorithm to help discriminate between subtle nuances of the many anemia etiologies. Very few programs allow the user to follow a few simple steps to arrive at a single diagnosis.
For even faster results, the app offers a comprehensive index if specific information is required. A very unique feature is the Reticulocyte Production Index (RPI) and RPI Estimate which allows the provider to input actual lab values to get an idea on their hypothetical patient's red cell production versus an estimation of this value to save time. It is a useful tool both on the hospital wards and in the outpatient office.
Dr. Vijay Rajput, Program Director of Internal Medicine at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ agrees; "It allows real-time learning at the bedside and can improve your clinical skills."