Decision-Making

App launches to improve clinical decision making

MDCalc, a website and app designed to help improve physician efficiency and patient outcomes, has launched on AndroidMD-Calc

MDCalc offers physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and medical students a way to get fast answers to clinical questions across 150 disease states. The app and website includes more than 275 clinical decision tools including risk scores, algorithms, equations, formulas, classifications,  dosing calculators and more.

Founded by doctors Graham Walker and Joseph Habboushe in 2005, MDCalc has since been the leading medical reference for the most relevant and up-to-date clinical decision tools for evidence-based patient care. MDCalc is used at the bedside by over 1 million medical professionals across the world, including more than 50% of US physicians.

MDCalc’s clinical decision support is created by board-certified physicians and supports over 35 specialties including cardiology, critical care/ICU, emergency medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, haematology, hepatology, infectious disease, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, primary care, psychiatry, pulmonology, surgery, urology and more.

The app uses the proprietary MDCalc Method for selecting tools. This includes professional insights and an in-depth appraisal and validation of evidence and clinical relevance, which help medical professionals to quickly assess the tool and potentially be more efficient in their workflow.

Graham Walker, MD, co-founder of MDCalc said: “We have some pretty die-hard fans out there, and we receive emails daily asking for a native Android app. After a large-scale overhaul of our design and UX driven by feedback from our users, we’re really excited to bring our most recent design features to Android! We’re moving to the next level in providing the latest evidence-based tools to an even wider audience on both iOS and now Android, too.”

Joe Habboushe, MD MBA, co-founder said: “Helping bring evidence-based medicine in a usable format, to the physician at the bedside, assists our users in helping tens of millions of patients, by bringing the right care to the right patients – while not exposing patients to inappropriate testing and treatment. This results in better outcomes while potentially saving up to one third of healthcare costs – that’s $1 trillion in the U.S. alone. This is where all of us – physicians, patients, healthcare administrators, and policy makers – should first be focused, as it’s not a trade off of quality vs cost. I love that we can be part of this solution, and I can’t wait to provide MDCalc to more medical professionals across the globe with the Android app.”

Part of the app’s features include: full functionality offline and in limited connection settings, fast and easy to use advanced search filters, customisable lists for quick access to search settings, auto-syncing across devices, and error warnings and normal values to help avoid mistakes.

 



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