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Evidence-Based Medicine: Mobile Apps

Evidence-based Medicine

CASP

Provides a convenient way to critically appraise the medical literature using the CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme) templates.

Databases

Web of Science MyR‪A

Allows you to search, save results and create a curated feed of your research topics in the Web of Science. Log in with your account created at Web of science.


EBSCOHost Mobile

Allows you to search multiple EBSCOhost databases in one go. Find 'CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG' for the institution and log in with your account created at any EBSCOhost library databases.


PubMed4Hh

Access PubMed health information of the National Library of Medicine with PICO clinical query.


Prime: PubMed Journals & Tools

Provides quick search to the PubMed literature and link to the publisher’s full text articles.

E-Journals

BrowZine

Find, read, and monitor scholarly journals in a single App. When open the app for the first time, select the Chinese University of Hong Kong from the Library list.

 

Point-of-Care Tools

UpToDate

A clinical decision support resource with evidence-based clinical information including drug topics.

  • An individual account is needed to use the UpToDate mobile app. Registration must be done on campus.
  • Register your UpToDate account with any PC in the Library or with your device(s) connecting to the CUHK Wi-Fi network (CUHK1x).
  • Re-validate your UpToDate mobile access every 90 days. To re-validate, login your UpToDate account with any PC in the Library or with your device(s) connecting to the CUHK Wi-Fi network (CUHK1x).
  • Re-open the UpToDate app.

Best Practice

A trusted, authoritative clinical decision support tool that provides quick, easy-to-use answers to clinical questions. Log in with your personal account created at Best Practice.


ClinicalKey

Provides  evidence-based information for clinical decisions of more than 30 medical and surgical specialties. Go to ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey for Nursing to register for an account first. Install the app and sign in with the account created.

Steps to download the mobile app:

1.    When installation finishes, launch the app. 
2.    Under “Choose Edition”, select “Global”.
3.  Under “Choose Role”, select either “ClinicalKey”or “ClinicalKey for Nursing” 
4.    Input your registered username and password


DynaMed

Provides evidence-based clinical summaries intended for use primarily at the point-of-care. Go to DynaMed and register for an account first. Install the app and sign in with the account created.


Dynamic Health

This app helps nurses and allied health professionals to master skills of evidence-based practice for improved patient outcomes. Go to Dynamic Health and register for an account first. Install the app and sign in with the account created.


Medscape

Provides robust and integrated information on diseases, medications, news and educational tools.


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Skyscape

Provides a package of medical resources, including drug information, medical calculators and clinical information. Create account when first log in.


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VisualDx

Decision support and reference tool includes medical images to aid diagnosis and therapeutic decisions. Go to VisualDx and register for an account first. Install the app and sign in with the account created.


Drug Information

Drugs.com Medication Guide

Provides comprehensive drug information, pill identifier and interaction checker.


Clinical Pharmacology by Clinicalkey

Provides drug reference solution on indications, interactions and adverse effects. Go to ClinicalKey or Clinical Pharmacology by ClinicalKey to register for an account first. Install the app and sign in with the account created.

Steps to download the mobile app:

1.  When installation finishes, launch the app. 
2.  Under “Choose Edition”, select “Global”.
3.  Under “Choose Role”, select "
Clinical Pharmacology".
4.  Input your registered username and password


The Medical Letter

Provides critical appraisals of new prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drug classes. Go to Medical Letter and click on Mobile Apps to register first.


IBM Micromedex Drug Interact

Provides information on the potentially harmful interactions of drug and severity ratings. Go to Micromedex, click on the “Mobile Application Access” button (top right of the page) and then select "Micromedex Native Mobile Apps”, follow the installation instructions to get the password for the mobile app.

Note: Password has to be updated on an annual basis. To get the new password, go back to the Micromedex site to obtain the new password.


IBM Micromedex Drug Ref

Provides on-the-go access to the Micromedex drug information. Go to Micromedex, click on the “Mobile Application Access” button (top right of the page) and then select "Micromedex Native Mobile Apps”, follow the installation instructions to get the password for the mobile app.

Note: Password has to be updated on an annual basis. To get the new password, go back to the Micromedex site to obtain the new password.


IBM Micromedex IV Compat

Provides information on the compatibility of IV medications. Go to Micromedex, click on the “Mobile Application Access” button (top right of the page) and then select "Micromedex Native Mobile Apps”, follow the installation instructions to get the password for the mobile app.

Note: Password has to be updated on an annual basis. To get the new password, go back to the Micromedex site to obtain the new password.


IBM Micromedex NeoFax Ref

Provides evidence-based drug information to safely manage drug therapy for neonatal patients. Go to Micromedex, click on the “Mobile Application Access” button (top right of the page) and then select "Micromedex Native Mobile Apps”, follow the installation instructions to get the password for the mobile app.

Note: Password has to be updated on an annual basis. To get the new password, go back to the Micromedex site to obtain the new password.


IBM Micromedex Pediatrics Ref

Provides evidence-based drug information to safely manage drug therapy for pediatric patients. Go to Micromedex, click on the “Mobile Application Access” button (top right of the page) and then select "Micromedex Native Mobile Apps”, follow the installation instructions to get the password for the mobile app.

Note: Password has to be updated on an annual basis. To get the new password, go back to the Micromedex site to obtain the new password.

Drugs - Hong Kong

MIMS Hong Kong

Provides update information of drugs in Hong Kong. Register for an account at MIMS first.


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Anti-HIV Med

Provides basic information about each registered antiretroviral compound for treating HIV infection in Hong Kong..


IMPACT

A reference tool developed by the Centre for Health Protection for medical and health professionals in reinforcing the appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs.