ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
Tom Lewis from iMedicalApps recently discussed the collection of “Apps for Healthcare Professionals” by Apple. As these apps can be beneficial for clinical social workers too here are some of his arguments:
I don’t want to appear skeptical of the utility of a collection for healthcare professionals as I strongly believe that tools like this will ultimately improve the uptake and use of medical apps amongst professionals.
However, I do think it is important that clinicians are able to rely on the apps chosen to be suitable for use in healthcare settings and therefore, Apple needs to acknowledge any confounding factors. At this stage, the number of apps in this collection is small and any implications of the above will be limited. Although, as the medical app ecosystem continues to evolve, and the number of apps increases, so we may need to see acknowledgement and resolution of some of the above issues.