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, Evidence-based Medicine Guidelines, Hopkins Manual of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, Taber's Medical Dictionary, and Prime PubMed. First time users must be on the Yale or YNHH network to create a 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.  

 DynaMed Plus Mobile App

This app provides full offline content to the DynaMed Plus point-of-care resource. The application and data require approximately 1GB 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 1GB 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 UpToDate 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 on a computer 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 is a diagnostic decision support system designed by clinicians to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis of visually identifiable diseases.  

  An active Internet connection is required to use VisualDx.  You must register for a personal account while on either the Yale University or YNHH Secure WiFi network (or via a Yale VPN connection). To register, go to and click on the “Get the Mobile App” link.  After registering, go to the Apple's Appstore of the Google Playstore to download the app.  Then activate it with the username and password you created on the online version of VisualDx.

  • Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad.  Data is not stored locally.

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

To get the core drug database, download the "IBM Micromedex Drug Reference" app and enter Yale's subscription password to activate. The password is available through the online version of Micromedex by clicking on the "Download Center" link when on the Yale University or Yale-New Haven Hospital network (or using remote access).  There are apps available for Drug Interactions, IV Compatibility, and NeoFax/Pediatrics. Each app requires a unique institutional password. NeoFax/Pediatrics password is found by clicking on the link for Neofax/Pediatrics from the online version of Micromedex and then clicking on mobile.
Note: Codes change annually.

clinicalKey iconClinical Key

Get  mobile CK-ClinicalKey through Apple's App Store or the Android Play Store

This app provides full access on a small form factor device to the extensive content in Elsevier's Clinical Key.  Clinical Key includes hundreds of textbooks, journal articles and multimedia include an extensive collection of procedures videos and step by step illustrated guides. An active Internet connection - either WiFi or cellular data - is required to access this content. The application is free, but users MUST register for an account by going to on a computer and clicking on the “Register” link while on the Yale University or Yale-New Haven Hospital network (or using remote access).  Download and open the App.  When prompted, enter the username and password you just created. 

  • Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad.  Requires around 7MB of storage space.

Read by QxMD

Read by QxMD helps you keep up-to-date with the latest research in your area of practice. It is available through the Apple App Store or the Android Play Store. Download the app and create an account. Once you are logged in on the mobile choose settings and choose Yale as your institution.


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:  AHFS Drug Information, American Academy of Family Physicians Conditions A-Z, Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests and a collection of nursing Ebooks

An active Internet connection - either WiFi or cellular data - is required to access 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

Access Medicine logo.

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 use the 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 iconePSS: Electronic Preventative Services Selector

The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application designed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 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


PMHH iconPubMed for Handhelds

PubMed4Hh is an app for discovering relevant health information at the the National Library of Medicine's Medline database. It features journal abstracts, "the bottom line" summaries and links to full text articles. Features include: - PICO clinical query tool  |  -  askMEDLINE natural language search tool  |  - Detailed Clinical Query(CQ)searches  | - Journal Browers  |  - Archiving and e-mail capabilities

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


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


A medical and surgical differential diagnosis tool from McGraw-Hill Medical. Based on content from Lange series and provided on the UnboundMedicine platform.

  • Price:  $4.99  
  • Available on Android, iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad

Selected Specialty Applications

SHOTS Immunizations Mobile App

Shots Immunizations, from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, provides easy access to reliable information about all routine immunizations. Shots Immunizations includes the unified CDC childhood and adolescent schedule, the catch-up schedule, the adult schedule, and the adult medical indications schedule. Each vaccine is covered in sections on the basics, special indications, catch-up, side effects, contraindications, precautions, and contents with additional sections on epidemiologic information about each disease.

  • Cost: FREE
  • 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 locally stored content like DynaMed Plus 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.