Five Helpful Transcription Services Apps for Doctors


epocratesRated the number one with over a million downloads Epocrates is the gold standard of medical reference apps.   Doctors can use the app to look up drug information and interaction checks, pill ID, formulary, athenaText, and tables.

The app and most of its content are free and additional information such as clinical practice guidelines, disease information,  alternative medicines, infectious disease treatment and labs require an in-app purchase of Epocrates Plus.

Cost: Free/Essentials Version: $174.99/yr US

Available on iOs and Android:




Read centralizes all your medical literature and journals.  Using a magazine format, it keeps you up-to-date on the latest research studies, journals, and articles from a variety of resources including open access journals, MEDLINE®/PubMed®, New England Journal of Medicine, and thousands of papers from linked institutions.

Canadian institutions include the University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, McGill University, Queen’s University, University of Alberta, McMaster University, Dalhousie University, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, Western University and the University of Manitoba.

With plenty of free content and the ability to leverage your existing university affiliation this app is a valuable source for physicians looking to keep current in their specialty.  Some journals and Pubmed may require an institutional or individual subscription or credentials.

Cost: Free

Available on iOs and Android:


Statin Intolerance


Named one of the best apps for 2015 by iMedicalApps,  the American College of Cardiology’s Statin Intolerance App helps clinicians partner with patients in determining if the patient is truly statin intolerant while on statin therapy. Physicians can use the app to evaluate possible intolerance to a patient’s current statin prescription, manage and treat patients who report muscle symptoms while on a statin and compare statin characteristics and drug interactions to inform management of LDL-related risk.


Cost: Free

Available on iOs and Android:


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Figure 1 app is like an Instagram for doctors. It allows medical professionals to send, comment on and search through medical images in Figure 1’s visual database. With over 500,000 users the app is ideal for physicians looking for feedback on a rare condition or seeking to view and learn about rare or textbook cases.  The app guarantees patient privacy with automatic face blocking and removal of identifying information.


Cost: Free

Available on iOs and Android:




Omnio is an all-in-one clinical resource app with similar functionality to Calculate, Medscape and Epocrates. The app offers clinical & coding resources, lab and diagnostic resources, references, disease guides, drug information, calculators & dictionaries, symptom checker, interaction analyzer and pill identification. A library reference suite offers a place where health care providers can search for and save relevant research and guides. Free access to the Merck Manual, one of the world’s best-selling medical textbooks is also available.


Cost: Free with in in-app purchases available

Available on iOs and Android:


2Ascribe Inc. is a medical transcription services agency located in Toronto, Ontario Canada, providing medical transcription services to physicians, clinics and other healthcare providers across Canada and the US.  Having recently introduced WEBscribe, a client interface portal for document management, 2Ascribe continues to implement and develop technology to assist and improve the transcription process for physicians and other healthcare providers.  As a service to our clients and the healthcare industry, 2Ascribe offers articles of interest to physicians and other healthcare professionals, medical transcriptionists and office staff, as well as of general interest.  Additional articles may be found at  


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