Mobile Apps for Medical Professionals

In this day and age, there is an app for almost anything. Many professional industries rely on mobile apps to increase performance and productivity in the workplace. This also holds true for the medical industry.

The benefits of using mobile apps by medical professionals comes down to three main points, Efficiency, Accuracy and Convenience.

Below, we’ll look at some of the top mobile apps being used by medical professionals in South Africa


Medscape is the leading online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide, offering the latest medical news and expert perspectives; point-of-care drug and disease information; and relevant professional education and CME/CE. The Medscape app is designed to provide a personalized experience so that you can easily access what you need, when you need it.

Medscape can be downloaded for iOS and Android

EML Clinical Guide

This app contains the Primary Health Care Standard Treatment Guidelines, Hospital Level Adult Guidelines, Tertiary and Quaternary Level EML Recommendations and Essential Medicines List for 2015. These guidelines are from the National Department of Health of South Africa. It includes a searchable list of the latest guidelines, decision-support tools and a directory service. A medication stock-out reporting feature is also included. Content updates will follow. This app is aimed at doctors, nurses and pharmacists working in the South African public health service

The EML Clinical Guide app can be downloaded for iOS and Android


MedicalBrief is Africa’s authoritative weekly medical news digest, providing a succinct summary of the latest medical research, news and policy developments, with the links for speedy access to the original source documents.

MedicalBrief is a project of the African Medical Brief Foundation, working in partnership with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.

The material is delivered directly to subscribers by weekly email to keep the busy clinician abreast of latest developments.


UpToDate is the leading clinical decision support resource with evidence-based clinical information – including drug topics and recommendations that clinicians rely on at the point of care.

UpToDate has been the subject of over 30 research studies confirming that widespread usage of UpToDate is associated with improved patient care and hospital performance.

UpToDate can be downloaded for iOS and Android

Vula Medical Referral

Secure medical chat & referral. Vula helps primary healthcare workers to send referrals directly to medical specialists.

Make and receive referrals for 15 specialities, including Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine and Ophthalmology.

Vula Medical Referral can be downloaded for iOS or android

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