November 2, 2010 in Medical (E)
[prMac.com] Seattle, Washington - Announcing that Clinically Relevant Technologies, the developer of CORE - Clinical ORthopaedic Exam, has released an update to bring an optimized version of CORE to iPad users who perform clinical examinations to diagnose musculosketal problems. This app which has consistently remained in the iTunes Medical Top 50 Grossing App category, now lends itself better to medical academia with the ability to project overhead video content from within the app. The application contains thorough, evidence-based content that is presented in text and video form to illustrate step-by-step test maneuvers. CORE also provides test result indications and peer medical reference reviews, along with PUBMed reference links.
CORE contains almost 250 different clinical tests, covering tendinous, neuropathic, and ligamentous problems for each body part. The app provides text and video instruction and referencing for performing the specific physical maneuvers required to reach a diagnosis. Every step of the way, there is evidence to back up the complete, thorough and extensive content.
"It's hard to find a textbook in print that has the information that is in this application, consolidated in the manner that it is. It's a great tool to have even if you know all these procedures. What is hard to memorize is the diagnostic properties, which may just seem like a bunch of abbreviations and numbers, but is really essential in determining the most accurate and appropriate tests to use. Having these readily available is invaluable," explains Dan Rhon, Owner/Partner at Clinically Relevant Technologies.
It took Rhon and his team more than four hundred hours of work to compile the content of CORE. Their mandate was to ensure that the app's information was clinically relevant, thorough, easy to access in a clinical setting, and evidence based with references to guide those healthcare workers who must perform the specific physical maneuvers that help determine musculoskeletal or orthopedic diagnosis.
"With this new version optimized for the iPad, the app can be used for teaching in many different venues of medical academia. With the use of the video-out cable for iPad, the user can project the videos on an overhead projector straight from within the app", explains Rhon.
The CORE application provides step-by-step illustration of each procedure and indication, using text, videos and medical reviews from peers and links to PUBMed references. Everything is covered, from the extremities to the spine.
Important CORE features:
* Powerful pocket reference with periodic updates of emerging research
* Almost 250 clinical tests to aid in diagnosis for musculoskeletal and orthopedic disorders
* Covers tendinous, muscular, bony, neuropathic, and igamentous problems for each body part
* Descriptions on how to perform each test
* Video demonstrations
* Diagnostic properties (reliability and validity)
* Links to supporting medical references
* Reference reviews via abstracts in PUBMed
* Email PUBMed links to colleagues straight from within the app
* Email video links to colleagues straight from within the app
* Teach/demonstrate techniques on overhead projector with use of video-out cable for iPad
* Please note that VIDEO DEMONSTRATION OF CLINICAL TESTS AND PUBMED REFERENCE REVIEW REQUIRE AN ACTIVE NETWORK CONNECTION
Learn more about this important application by visiting Clinically Relevant website. Purchase and download information can be found on the CORE - Clinical ORthopaedic Exam page on iTunes. Direct links to both sites are located below.
* iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad (also available on Android)
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or higher (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 1.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
CORE - Clinical ORthopaedic Exam 3.0 for universal iOS devices is only $39.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Clinically Relevant Technologies is comprised of a group of clinicians immersed in patient care, research, and academia. Together, they are working to create interactive informational applications to help guide clinical decision making in an evidence-based manner that is easy to access, use and keep up to date. Clinically Relevant Technologies develops projects that are clinically relevant tools for modern healthcare providers, clinicians, residents, students and researchers. Their CORE - Clinical ORthopaedic Exam has consistently been in the top 50 highest grossing iPhone medical apps category. Copyright (C) 2010 Clinically Relevant Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.