Tag Archives: Mobile Apps

MEDSINC App Co-Developed by UVM Medical Faculty

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University of Vermont Professor (Pediatrics, Microbiology, and Molecular Genetics) and Pediatrician Barry Finette has co-developed a mobile phone app MEDSINC (Medical Evaluation and Diagnostic System for Infants, Newborns and Children) set to be deployed in the field later this year. This app, which is downloadable onto any mobile device, has the ability to medically assess children in developing countries even if healthcare workers aren’t available.

Finette, having treated sick children with limited access to medical care in some of the world’s poorest countries, saw a great need for this app; which provides users (even those with little or no medical training) a series of questions to ask when assessing a sick child. The app then determines the severity of the child’s conditions and gives recommended treatment based on the user’s skill set. This app allows for life saving treatment even if the patient’s underlying condition can not be determined.

For more information, head over to Seven Days: Burlington Vermont’s weekly newspaper recently featured an article that highlights the MEDSINC app.

New Dynamed App Now Available

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DynaMed has released a new mobile app that is available to UVM and UVM Medical Center users.  DynaMed provides clinicians quick and easy access to evidence-based information at the point-of-care.

The new app features:

  • * Improved user experience
  • * Seamless authentication
  • * Easy access with or without an internet connection
  • * Note taking and bookmarking functions

To get started, visit DynaMed from a browser on the UVM or University of Vermont Medical Center network and click on the “Mobile” link in the top toolbar. See the Dana Mobile Apps guide for complete information.

Photo by NEC Corporation of America with Creative Commons license.


New VisualDx Mobile Quiz for iOS


VisualDx has added a quiz to their mobile app for the iPhone and iPad where you can test your knowledge on visual presentations of disease. Play for review or play competitively against peers in your field. To access the quiz, you need to install the latest version of the VisualDx app for iOS. See our mobile apps guide (http://researchguides.uvm.edu/mobile) for instructions on how to download and authenticate the app.

– For more information contact Alice Stokes at alice.stokes@uvm.edu

UpToDate Goes Anywhere… and Everywhere!


The UVM Libraries/FAHC-licensed UpToDate goes anywhere and everywhere!

This new version, called UpToDate Anywhere, allows full access to UpToDate at UVM, Fletcher Allen Health Care, all FAHC practice sites… and from anywhere with an Internet connection.

To take advantage of UpToDate Anywhere, users must first register an individual account from within the UVM or FAHC networks. These networks include accessing UpToDate:

  • while at UVM;
  • while at FAHC;
  • remotely with EZ Proxy or VPN;
  • through FAHC’s Remote Access Gateway;
  • on the UVM wireless network;
  • or on FAHC’s employee wireless network (NOT the FAHC guest wireless network).

With this account, UpToDate can then be accessed anywhere just by logging in with the registered user name and password. The account also enables users to accrue CME credits for reading UpToDate articles, and to download an UpToDate app to a mobile device.

Directions for downloading and installing the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android versions of the mobile app are available at http://researchguides.uvm.edu/mobile. A more detailed description of UpToDate Anywhere can be found here: http://danaguides.uvm.edu/uptodate.

As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Library at 802-656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu.

HighWire Press Celebrates Its 1000th App

From HighWire Press

HighWire Press recently announced the launch of its one thousandth mobile website.”This product was designed with users in mind, to better serve their mobile workflows.”

The latest mobile site to launch on HighWire is the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a publication of the American Thoracic Society. When a reader uses their smartphone device – iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, or BlackBerry – to access any of the ATS journals (AJRCCM as well as the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and the Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society), they are automatically directed to the mobile-optimized version of the site.

“Our members are delighted at the release of the mobile version of the AJRCCM site,” said Diane Gern, Publisher at the American Thoracic Society. “Mobile websites allow our users to access content quickly and easily. The HighWire solution improves the user experience for our constituents.”

Many journal titles and resources are available in a mobile version; check publisher web sites for availability. For further information regarding mobile devices and library resources, see Dana Library’s Mobile Guide, or contact the reference desk at 656-2201.

Nursing Reference Center Mobile App

The NRC application is available for free from the Apple App Store. Once you download the app install it on your device, you must authenticate it.

To authenticate the NRC app:

1. Log into Nursing Reference Center.

2. Click the Nursing Reference Center iPhone/iPod Touch Application link at the bottom of the page and enter your email address. An email with an authentication key is sent to you.

3. Access the email from your device and click the link found in the email to authenticate the application. You have 24 hours to access the key from your device to authenticate the app. If the key is not used within 24 hours, it expires and you will need a new key.

Note: Once it is authenticated, the app can be used for nine months, after which you must send yourself a new authentication key from the NRC interface.

Contact the Reference Desk at 656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu for assistance.

First Consult iPhone App Now Available

The First Consult app contains featured point-of-care content from MDConsult in a mobile friendly format. The data is stored on your device (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad), so you can access it even when not connected via wireless or 3G/4G connection. The application is available for free from the Apple App Store.

To install First Consult on your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad:

  • Set up an MDConsult username and password. To do this, visit mdconsult.com on a non-mobile browser on the UVM/FAHC campus. Click on “Create an Account” at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Download the FirstConsult app from the Apple App store. Tap Install. Select the option “I use First Consult and know my user name” and enter your MD Consult user name and password.
  • Once you enter your username and password, the app will download the content to your device, so it is available even when you are not connected to a network.

Contact the Reference Desk at 656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu for assistance.

UVM.edu Goes Mobile

By Megan Morley Thomas

UVM is now more accessible on your mobile device with the launch of m.uvm.edu.* This launch comes months after the launch of iUVM, the iPhone app for uvm.edu.

It’s true that uvm.edu has always been viewable on smart phones and some might wonder what this mobilization means. Web-enabled smartphone use makes it easy enough to access websites in miniature form, but the true mobilization of a website captures appropriate content in a format that’s much more conducive to reading on a handheld device. Regular-sized sites scaled down on a mobile device demand excessive scrolling of small text in order to read the content. True mobile sites optimize appropriate content and bring it to the surface while minimizing keystrokes — content for on-the-go readers.

While some universities offer a mobile friendly interface that links to regular full-size websites, UVM’s mobile site includes some of the main website’s most popular content areas such as news, directory and courses — all optimized for mobile. The site also features information of particular interest to mobile users including building information, emergency updates and events.

The site was researched for about a year with development beginning this past May and was built upon the Kurogo framework used by Harvard, MIT and Middlebury College (among others).

“The framework we chose was a good fit with our website infrastructure and allows for rapid deployment — a key to building a successful mobile website,” says Tatjana Salcedo, strategist for the UVM Web Team. She adds that m.uvm.edu is compatible with a huge variety of mobile devices from feature phones to the popular Android and iPhone. It’s even optimized for iPad.

Student power was key to the site’s completion. The site’s technical implementation was the summer project of computer science major Ebrahim Kobeissi (Eebs) ’12.

“I think it’s a very different experience programming for devices other than a computer. You have to consider problems that are outside the scope of normal issues,” says Kobeissi. “And it will be great to be able to reach people who are on the go, and give them a better experience when browsing UVM’s website.”

Next steps for UVM’s mobile site include integrating more content of particular use to mobile users such as dining location schedules, menus and campus shuttle info. There are also future plans to develop mobile apps based on the mobile webiste.

*Viewing note: The mobile site is viewable on a regular Web browser in a larger format; users navigating to www.uvm.edu from mobile devices will be offered a choice of entering the mobile site or going directly to the full “regular” site.