This week, the Stanford Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab (AIM) released a new iPad application as part of the Stanford Medicine 25 initiative, a series of hands-on workshops teaching 25 essential techniques for examining patients.
Abraham Verghese, MD, who designed the Stanford Medicine 25, invited the AIM Lab to collaborate on the medical app for the initiative. The app was developed by AIM Lab director Larry Chu, MD, and Kyle Harrison, MD, clinical assistant professor of anesthesia. Chu and Harrison note in the app description that the educational tool is meant to be used as a reference tool rather than a replacement for the Stanford Medicine 25 curriculum:
The Stanford 25 consists of hands-on sessions in small groups—you can’t substitute for that, and we don’t try to. This app simply provides a place where our students and residents can go to remind themselves of what they learned, or are about to learn in a hands-on session.
The app is available for free in the iTunes store.
Read more about how the Stanford Medicine 25 curriculum was created and why the hands-on diagnostic skills are imperative in examining patients in this past Stanford Medicine article.