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PT - Learning for a Lifetime: Healthcare Apps

Physical Therapy Resources including PubMed freely available to everyone


Most of the descriptions provided for the apps come directly from their manufacturers.

The College of St. Scholastica will not accept financial or other responsibilities associated with the use of these apps or their effects on individual devices.

Not all apps work with all devices as some are designed for Apple products and some are designed for Android devices and some are for tablets and some are for smartphones. All apps listed work for Apple tablets except where indicated for Android or those that are designed for smartphones but still can be used on tablets.

Please review the requirements for the apps to make sure they are compatible with your device.

Finally, as with anything provided online and especially for free, you need to evaluate the credibility and reliability of apps in order to make an educated decision as to whether or not you trust the app enough to use it. This is especially important when it comes to using apps in a health care setting.

Medical Apps

Help for Reviewing Apps

iMedicalApps - physician review of medical and healthcare apps

Medical App Journal - peers review medical apps

Medical Apps

 Best Medical Apps

Articles on App Use in Healthcare

          The app-ification of healthcare. (2016, Apr.). Trends Magazine, (154), 13-16.

                        Duffy, M. (2012). Tablet technology for nurses. American Journal Of Nursing,
                  112(9), 59.

Food and Drug Administration . (2013). Keeping up with progress in mobile
                  medical apps. Retrieved from 


Hansen, M. (2011). Are nursing students' clinical skills competency and self-confidence levels improved via video iPods? A randomized controlled pilot study. Journal Of Nursing Education & Practice, 1(1), 32. doi:10.5430/jnep.v1n1p32 

        iPads make inroads with patient education. (2011). Case Management Advisor, 22(6),

​        Lampert, L. (2012). 20 mobile apps for nurses in 2012.

       Lippman, H. (2013). How apps are changing family medicine.
                   The Journal of Family Practice, 62(7), 362-367.

         Mobile healthcare apps. (2014). Alberta RN, 70(3), 29-31.

 Moore, S., Anderson, J., & Cox, S. (2012). Pros and cons of using apps in clinical practice. Nursing Management - UK, 19(6), 14-17.


Pappas, C. (2012). Medical librarian rounding with an iPad. Library Technology Reports, 48(8), 22-27.


Parry, D. (2011). Mobile perspectives: On teaching mobile literacy. EDUCAUSE Review, 46(2), 14-18.


Skiba, D. J. (2011). On the horizon mobile devices: Are they a distraction or another learning tool? Nursing Education Perspectives, 32(3), 195-197. doi:10.5480/1536-5026-32.3.195