On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, Appy Hour traveled to the University Hospital’s Pharmacy conference room. Erin Fox, the Director of Drug Information Services, demoed both the web-based and app versions of Micromedex and LexiComp. These are two library subscription databases/tools for pharmacy and drug-related information. Both are available for the University of Utah Health Sciences campus; request your app code by emailing the Eccles Library. Both Micromedex and LexiComp include a ton of useful point of care information, calculators, IV compatibility, and more! Additionally, LexiComp contains a neat pill identifying tool.
After Erin Fox showed the apps and answered questions, the Appy Hour audience shared other apps that they use. Listed below are the apps that others showed.
- Twitter – great tool for keeping up to date on health-related news by following organizations and experts within a field
- MyChart – University of Utah Health Care patients can use this app to look at their appointments, billing, etc.
- Lact Med – App from the National Library of Medicine that includes drug information for breastfeeding mothers
- Microsoft Health App – collects data from Microsoft Band, a wearable technology
- Prevent GBS – App from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that walks through guidelines and dosage for mothers and infants to prevent Group B Strep
- GoodRx – shows prescription prices at different stores; the University of Utah’s prescription prices are not listed (stores must pay the app to have their prices show)