Apps for busy pediatric hospitalists 2.0


PHM19 session

Apps for busy pediatric hospitalists 2.0


Tosin Adeyanju, MD, FAAP

Alexander Hogan, MD

Jane Im, MD, FAAP

Kim O’Hara, MD

Michael Tchou, MD, FAAP

Session summary

This presentation at Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2019 started with the sharing of learning tools to help physicians stay current and organized with the ever-expanding body of medical literature.

The instructors shared content aggregators, such as Read by QxMD, that allow the user to follow multiple journals and highlight new articles based on the user’s preferences and chosen keywords. They also shared reference managers, such as Mendeley, which allows users to organize, store, and access their literature library from anywhere and can even be used to simplify citations and bibliographies in articles.

The presenters shared resources and applications that can be used to quickly access information on mobile devices. Applications, such as MDCalc and the CDC STD Tx Guide, can allow users to reference clinical calculators and treatment courses for teaching at the bedside. The presenters also introduced pharmaceutical applications like GoodRx, an application that allows patients and physicians to compare drug prices at various pharmacies. They also introduced the audience to Formulary Search by MMIT that helps users determine which medications are covered by an insurance plan. They also shared some applications that can help users deal with emergencies, like Ped Guide and Pedi Crisis. These apps can help users review emergency algorithms, dose emergency medications, and determine the sizes of emergency equipment.

The presenters closed by sharing teaching applications that allow users to increase interactions with presentation audiences or learners. Teaching tools like Kahoot! and Poll Everywhere allow users to gauge their audiences’ understanding of material. Online software, such as and, allows for collaboration and file sharing across institutions and integrate with many other services.

Key takeaways

• Content aggregators and reference managers help users organize and access literature from anywhere.

• Teaching tools encourage audience participation, immediate assessment of learners.

• Online software tools allow for easy collaboration and file sharing across institutions and easily integrate with many other services.

Dr. Gupta is a pediatric hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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