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Doctor's Toolbag is reviewed on iMedicalApps

We were happy to see Tom Lewis' review of our Doctor's Toolbag App. Click here to see the full review.

We're working in increasing the number of rules, following on from the release of two new tools:
  • SLUMS - Detection of dementia & mild neurocognitive disorder
  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) Classification - Rapid assessment of functional status of patients with heart failure.

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CEBMi is developing a Web App for Better Value Heathcare

CEBMi have recently agreed to develop a new Web App for the Oxford Centre for Healthcare Transformation Glossary - a vast collection of healthcare-related terms including unique definitions and references.

This valuable resource, produced by Better Value Healthcare Ltd will be made available on mobile media platforms through a web app, offering the widest availability and the added benefit of offline browsing.

If you want to make your applications universal in a single development step just get in touch.

Doctor's Toolbag Top of iTunes Charts

A few weeks after its release, the Doctor's Toolbag app is top of the medical charts.

Our medical app, containing some of the most popular and well respect clinical prediction rules continues to do well after its launch. The evidence summaries and links with limited excerpts from the BMJ's Best Practice have proved popular with physicians.

Updates can be purchased to ensure all the reference data is completely up to date.

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Doctor's Toolbag launches on iTunes

The Doctor's Toolbag app is now live on iTunes.

Click here to download the app on iTunes

Key features

  • Contains 74 of the most useful clinical prediction tools for prognosis and diagnosis. Each prediction tool tells you what clinical features to look for, and what they mean for your patient
  • Evidence summaries supporting each tool, with links to abstracts from key publications
  • Rules searchable by title, specialist area & condition
  • Hide/reveal supplementary information, including useful pictures and sounds
  • Customisation of your homepage for one click access to your favourite tools
  • Embedded article references, including links to sources, for convenient mobile browsing
  • In-app web browsing of related content
  • Adjustable font size

Doctor's Toolbag Update Service - available on subscription

  • Regular updates to evidence summaries and prediction rules reflecting the latest clinical evidence
  • Up-to-date information from BMJ Best Practice and Clinical Evidence about additional tests that may be required, treatment and relevant guidelines

Please send us feedback on the Doctor's Toolbag app using our contact form.

Doctor's Toolbag

Doctor's Toolbag - Clinical Prediction Rules

>> Download the 'Doctor's Toolbag' from iTunes

In the past implementing clinical prediction rules has been limited by the difficulty of remembering complex calculations and using them at the bedside.

The Doctor's Toolbag iPhone app developed by the BMJ Group and CEBMi Limited provides a fast and simple way to use the most effective rules in a busy clinical setting. Some rules help with diagnosis, others are useful for screening or assessing risk factors. Combining these rules with the latest evidence from Best Practice and Clinical Evidence from the BMJ Evidence Centre, provides a succinct and up-to-date tool that can be incorporated into everyday clinical practice to help improve patient care.

Key features

  • Contains 74 of the most useful clinical prediction tools for prognosis and diagnosis. Each prediction tool tells you what clinical features to look for, and what they mean for your patient
  • Evidence summaries supporting each tool, with links to abstracts from key publications
  • Regular updates to evidence summaries and prediction rules reflecting the latest clinical evidence
  • Up-to-date information from Best Practice and Clinical Evidence about additional tests that may be required, treatment and relevant guidelines
  • Rules searchable by title, specialist area & condition
  • Hide/reveal supplementary information, including useful pictures and sounds
  • Customisation of your homepage for one click access to your favourite tools
  • Embedded article references, including links to sources, for convenient mobile browsing
  • In-app web browsing of related content
  • Adjustable font size

Clinical prediction tools include:

  • ABCD2 stroke risk score - Prediction of stroke risk in patients with TIA
  • AUDIT C - Detection of the early signs of hazardous and harmful drinking
  • CURB 65 - Criteria for severity of community acquired pneumonia
  • MiniCog - Screening for cognitive impairment
  • Wells DVT Score - Assessment of deep vein thrombosis
  • Ottawa ankle, knee and foot rules - Does the patient need an ankle, knee or foot x-ray?
  • PHQ9 depression score - Assessment of depression in primary care
  • Centor criteria - Diagnosis of acute bacterial tonsillitis in adults and in children

What they say about the Doctor's Toolbag:

"I have had several patients recently where the diagnosis was really unclear at first - using this app at the bedside would have got me onto the right track a lot quicker"
Dan Lasserson, GP

"This is a very useful application and plenty of thought has clearly been put into it's design. It is very powerful, but easy to use and will provide real benefits to clinicians in everyday practice"
Dr Lloyd McCann, Clinical Fellow in Performance Improvement

"It can be difficult to remember all the available prediction rules - now I have them whenever I need them, all in one place. This will aid my decision making and save me loads of time"
Dr Duncan Rourke, GP principal, Nuffield Health Centre, Witney

CEBMi Develops iPhone App with the BMJ Group

CEBMi have signed an agreement to develop and maintain an iPhone app.

The collaboration brings together the expertise of CEBMi medical and technical team with the knowledge and experience of the BMJ Evidence Centre in bringing up-to-date medical information into the hands of the busy healthcare professional.

The app includes a range of clinical prediction tools, selected for their relevance and usefulness, together with a summary of the evidence supporting the use of the tool in practice.

The results pages include relevant snippits of information from BMJ Best Practice,
to provide Doctors with helpful test and treatment pointers.

To find out more this app please visit http://www.doctors-toolbag.com.

If you have a medical app that you would like to create in collaboration with our experienced consultancy team, please contact us.

CEBMi Develops iPhone App with the BMJ Group

CEBMi have signed an agreement to develop and maintain an iPhone app.

The collaboration brings together the expertise of CEBMi medical and technical team with the knowledge and experience of the BMJ Evidence Centre in bringing up-to-date medical information into the hands of the busy healthcare professional.

The app includes a range of clinical prediction tools, selected for their relevance and usefulness, together with a summary of the evidence supporting the use of the tool in practice.

The results pages include relevant snippits of information from BMJ Best Practice, to provide Doctors with helpful test and treatment pointers.

To find out more this app please visit http://www.doctors-toolbag.com.

If you have a medical app that you would like to create in collaboration with our experienced consultancy team, please contact us.

Doctors Toolbag App - click here for more information