Mobile Device Applications

This is a small selection of Apps available just to get you started.  You need to be on the Yale network or using remote access (VPN or Proxy Server) to register for Yale-licensed applications

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Licensed Applications (free to Yale University/YNHH affiliates)

Application Name/Basics




. Get the UCentral App through Apple's App Store or Android Google Play

This is the institutional gateway from Unbound Medicine. All content is installed by default including:

  • 5 Minute Pediatric Consult, Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, Essential Evidence/POEMS, Clinical Evidence (BMJ), Emergency Medicine Manual, Harrisons' Manual of Medicine, Cochrane Systematic Reviews, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, Journal Tables of Contents.
  • First Time Users - You must be on the Yale or YNHH network to create your mobile account username and password.  Either Register for Mobile Download online or download the App and then click on "Learn more/Support" to complete your registration on your mobile device.  It is asks for a serial number then you are not connected to the Yale/YNHH network.

 First Consult App for iOS devices


You must create a personal account on ClinicalKey in order to access content through the First Consult iPhone/iPad App

First Consult is a mobile and Web-based clinical decision support resource that leverages evidence-based medical information to provide clinicians, librarians and others with the easy access to the latest on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis and prevention. No data connection is needed to access the mobile version after the initial download. First Consult is part of Elsevier's ClinicalKey.

First Time Users: You must be on the Yale or YNHH network to create your mobile account username and password.  Go to ClinicalKey, click on the Register link and complete the form. You will be prompted to enter this username and password the first time you open the App.


iOS devices




 Micromedex Drug Reference/...Drug Interactions & ...IV Compatibility 


Follow the link to the full version and click on the Mobile link to go directly to the Apps store or Android market

Includes condensed information derived from online Micromedex Health Series products.

The iOS versions of the Micromedex Drug Information database is no longer free although the Android and Windows 8 versions still are. Apple iOS users should download the "Free Micromedex Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers" and then enter Yale's subscription password.  Get the password by going the to the online version of Micromedex and clicking on the mobileMicromedex link.

There are also iOS apps for Drug Interactions and  IV Compatibility. These also require you to input the institutional code (unique for each product) for Yale/YNHHS. Codes change quarterly so you will need to go back and get a new code periodically.



 UpToDate Anywhere 


Get the UpToDate App through Apple's App Store,   Android Google Play or the Windows 8 store

This popular online resource can also be accessed through a mobile app available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets. An active Internet connection - either WiFi or cellular data - is necessary when accessing UpToDate anywhere. The application is free but users MUST register to create a personal username and password in order to use the mobile application.
You must be on the Yale University or Yale-New Haven Hospital network (or using remote access)to register. Go to UptoDate Online and click on "Login/Register" or the "Register Now" link and complete the registration form. You will be prompted to enter the username/password you just created the first time you use the App.

EPIC users can register with UpToDate from within the EPIC system. This will link your EPIC login with your UpToDate personal account and allow you to accumulate AMA Category 1 CME by reading UpToDate content while in the EPIC system.




Premium versions are available for iPhone/iPodTouch, Blackberry, WindowsMobile and Android

This popular drug resource is the single most used medical PDA application. Free basic version available for all devices. Other versions require annual subscription fee.
*** Epocrates offers free subscription of their premium product, Epocrates Essentials, to Yale Medical students. For details....



Stat!Ref Mobile

   Hybrid App/web-based

  Apple App Store

  Android Google Play

Stat!Ref Mobile uses a special application to access an online version of this Ebook collection optimized for handheld devices. As with MDConsult Mobile, you first must create a personal account before you can access the content:

  • Access the online STAT!Ref site, click the “My Stat!Ref” link in the upper right corner and create an account.
  • Then click the “Temporary Login Account” tab and select “Activate/Renew” . This will authorize the password for the online mobile application for one year. This is the username/password you will use when prompted by the Stat!Ref Mobile App.
  • All Stat!Ref resources are available through the mobile application including: ACP SmartMedicine (formerly PIER) with ACP Journal Club DSM-IV-TR AHFS Drug Information Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses ... and a collection of nursing Ebooks

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MDConsult Mobile

Web-based application

Provides online access to a subset of MDConsult's ejournals, ebooks, guidelines and "the Clinics" on your mobile device. A personal login to MDConsult is required .
Create your username and password BEFORE you go to the MDConsult Mobile site. For easiest access to this and other Web-based mobile resources, use the link on the Medical Library's Mobile page ...



AccessMedicine Mobile

Web-based application

This online resource features a subset of the AccessMedicine suite of ebooks and resources optimized for handheld mobile devices.  You must be on the Yale network (or remotely connected with VPN) to use this resource. Among the resources available on the mobile site are:

  • Harrisons Online
  • Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas
  • Diagnosaurus



VisualDx Mobile


VisualDx is a diagnostic decision support system designed by clinicians to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis of visually identifiable diseases. The Mobile version is available for iPhone, iPad and Android Devices.    Go to the VisualDx webpage and click on the "Get VisualDx Mobile" to create an account. You MUST be on the Yale network to create your account.  The go to the App store or Play store to download the free VisualDx Mobile App.

Note: you must have an active Internet connection (cellular of WiFi) when using the app.  The data is not resident on your device.

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Selected Free/Inexpensive Applications

Application Name





The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application designed to help primary care clinicians identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.

The ePSS is available both as a web application and a mobile application. Information is based on the current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.





‘Calculate’ is a clinical calculator and decision support tool for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry, freely available to the medical community. Focused on highlighting tools which are actually useful in clinical practice and serve to impact diagnosis, treatment or determining prognosis..






Medscape Mobile

     Registration Required

Medscape Mobile contains selected information from WebMD's Medscape and eMedicine online sites. This free product for the iPhone/iPodTouch, iPad and Android includes:

  • Drug reference with interaction checker
  • Multimedia clinical reference with over 4,000 diseases, conditions and procedures
  • Clinical Procedures database [most unique features compared with other apps]

The Blackberry version is limited to the drug database and interaction checker






For Blackberry users this is an ONLINE application. For other devices, this is a download and local install.

This free application includes Pocket Guide to Diagnostic test and MEDLINE journals from our UCentral platform although there are some unique resources including The Merck Manual, Professional Edition and Harrison's Practice - Answers on Demand. If you already have UCentral, you can choose not to include the Pocket Guide which is already included in that package..

This program is free for healthcare profesionals. Registration required.

STUDENTS: you'll be asked to enter a student number in the State License # field during online registration. Simply enter any number in this field. OS.


MD on Tap

(aka 'Medline Database on Tap"; formerly known as "PubMed on Tap")

MD on Tap is an experimental application for PDAs that retrieves MEDLINE® citations directly from the PDA through a wireless connection to the Internet. MD on Tap features include:

- Several search limit options
- History of previous queries
- Save selected citations to the Memo Pad
- Link-out to full-text Web sites

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MedCalc is a medical calculator popular since the Palm OS days. It is designed for rapid calculation of common equations used in clinical medicine (including anesthesiology, pediatrics, emergency, intensive care and internal medicine).

Price:  $1.99 for iPhone app.  $4.99 for iPad Pro version.




Medical Eponyms


Medical Eponyms lists over 1,700 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g., Rovsing's sign, Virchow's node) with descriptions.

Price: $1.99




Free (for Palm and WindowsMobile) medical and surgical differential diagnosis tool from McGraw-Hill. Based on content from Lange series.

Now a 99 cent paid App for the iPhone/iPodTouch and Android OS.

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Selected Specialty Applications

Application Name



Shots 2013

Shots 2013 is a quick reference guide to the Childhood Immunization Schedule from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Cost: FREE (also low cost premium versions)


Kidometer for iPhone is a reference of age-based normals, providing immediate access to the information you need while caring for pediatric patients. Tap in the patient's age and gender, then browse through over 200 elements of age-specific data, including vitals, labs, developmental milestones, nutritional guidelines, and other essential

Cost: $4.99




Tips for Installing Applications

For products with large amounts of content like Epocrates and UCentral, you will install the shell application without content to your device. The second part of the installation will require you to download the data over the Internet through a cellular or a WiFi connection. Make sure you have a speedy and stable connection before you begin the download.  If you have a limited data plan, use WiFi for the download.

  • Create an account through the provider's Website before you proceed. The first time you tap the icon for the resource you will be prompted to enter the username and password you just created. This will initiate the content download.