You may not think about anesthesiologists needing or using smartphone apps for their practice, but there are several out there that are worth checking out. Always do your homework, of course, and make sure that these apps fit your needs and work accurately before using them; we make no claims that these apps are flawless or are a good fit for your practice.
That said, they could be helpful to you or your staff. Read on!
With MACRA’s implementation in 2017, anything that makes the process easier is worth its weight in gold. This app allows you to capture necessary measures and report your MACRA requirements. By tracking far more than just quality, you’ll have an unprecedented view into operational excellence. Learn more at macraready.com.
Apple Store description: “AnestAssist PK/PD is an educational tool used for understanding and visualizing the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and interactions of commonly used anesthetic drugs.”
This app could be a great tool for anesthesiologists, CRNAs, veterinarians, and anyone else involved with anesthesia. Whether you’re a resident or you’ve got 25 years of experience under your belt, you can benefit from this app’s real-time case capture, modeled interactions, and more.
Released in 2009 and updated in November 2014, this app is available in the app store for $19.99 and can be used on an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
Apple Store description: “The Anesthesia application provides access to Mobile Medical Media's suite of 11 ultrasound guided regional anesthesia video tutorials on your iPhone or iPod Touch.”
Whether you need a quick refresher or you’re looking for a deeper understanding of a concept, this app has the tutorials you’re looking for. Great for students, too. It’s available in the app store for $59.99 and can be used on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Apple Store description: “Anesthesia Central is a must-have resource for every anesthesiologist, critical care specialist, nurse anesthetist, and trainee. Consult the automatically updating collection of disease, drug, test, and procedure information for treating patients before, during, and after surgery. Download to your mobile device and use the quick-read format to find answers fast or search for journal articles and citations in the full PubMed database – anytime, anywhere.”
With five comprehensive resources included, Anesthesia Central offers a free preview so you can try before you buy. Find it in the app store for free, then purchase for $99.99 after one year to continue receiving updates.
At MBM, Apps for Anesthesiologists Are Just the Beginning
Our goal is to help anesthesiologists focus on their patients – not on paperwork, coding, or claims. The above apps could help to streamline your practice, and so could letting us handle all your billing and coding. Contact us today for more information on how we can remove these burdens and help your practice thrive!