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.

Licensed Apps | Selected Free/Inexpensive Apps | Selected Specialty Apps | Tips for Installing Apps

Licensed Applications (free to Yale University/YNHH affiliates)

ucentral iconUCentral

This is the institutional gateway from Unbound Medicine. All content is installed by default including 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, Essential Evidence/POEMS,  Harrison's Manual of Medicine, Hopkins Manual of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Taber's Medical Dictionary, selected MEDLINE Journals &  Unbound Medline search.

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

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.  If it asks for a serial number then you are not connected to the Yale/YNHH network.

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad, Windows phone


firstconsult iconFirst 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.

Available on  iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad


micromedex iconMicromedex Drug Reference/...Drug Interactions & ...IV Compatibility 

Information in the 3 Micromedex modules is from online Micromedex Health Series products.

To get the core drug database , download the "Free Micromedex Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers" app and then enter Yale's subscription password to activate the application.  You can find the current  password by clicking on the "Download Mobile Apps" link from the online version of Micromedex.

There are also iOS and Android 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 annually.

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad, Windows phone-(Drug Reference only)


 DynaMed Plus Mobile App

This app provides full offline content to the DynaMed Plus point-of-care resource. The application and data require at least 500MB free on your device.  To start the download process, go to DynaMed Plus, on the Yale or YNHH network and click on the link "Mobile Use - Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App".  Enter your email address and follow the instructions provided in the email you receive.

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad.  Requires at least 500MB of free storage space.

uptodate iconUpToDate

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 required to access UpToDate content. 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.

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad, Windows phone


visualdx iconVisualDx 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 or click on this link. 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 or WiFi) when using the app

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad


statref iconStat!Ref Mobile

Get this Stat!Ref app at the Apple App Store or  Android Google Play

Stat!Ref Mobile is used on a mobile device to access the full online collection of Stat!Ref ebooks including: ACP SmartMedicine (formerly PIER) with ACP Journal Club, AHFS Drug Information, Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses ... and a collection of nursing Ebooks

An active Internet connection - either WiFi or cellular data - is required to access UpToDate content and you must create a personal username and password before you can access StatRef Mobile.  Access the online STAT!Ref site and create a “My Stat!Ref” 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.

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad


browzine iconBrowzine

is a browsable newsstand of the library’s top journals, delivering thousands of academic journals to your iPad or Android tablet. BrowZine works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand.  The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.  You must be on YaleSecure or using remote access (VPN) to access subscription-based titles.

To setup Browzine on your device:

  1. From your iPad or Android tablet, go to the App store or Play store, search "Browzine" and download the free app
  2. Open Browzine and select "Yale University" from the list of institutions
  3. Enter your Yale NetID and NetID password

Available on Android & iPad


Web-based Resources for Mobile Devices

AccessMedicine is an extensive collection of books, multimedia and other special features are available online in a format that is optimized for small form factor devices (responsive design). This collection includes Harrison's Online, dozens of other major textbooks including the Lange Basic Sciences and Clinical Series and a number of useful point of care resources and tools.. An active Internet connection is required on either a Yale/YNHH network connection or VPN remote access.

Other Access collections also usethe responsive design architecture that allows full access to online content on smartphones.  This includes Access Anesthesiology | Access Emergency Medicine | Access Pediatrics | Access Surgery


Selected Free/Inexpensive Applications

epss iconAHRQePSS

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.

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad, Windows phone


epocrates iconePocrates

The Free basic version of ePocrates includes a drug database, interaction checker and calculators.  There are also several premium versions which require an annual paid subscription.  Students in the Health Sciences may be eligible for a discount from the regular price.

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad


qxcalc iconQxCalculate

‘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..

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad


Medscape iconMedscape 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]

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad

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

Available on Windows phones



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.

Available on iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad


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

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad



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

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad, Windows phone


Selected Specialty Applications

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)

Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad



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

Available on Android


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.