Mobile Apps & Resources: App of the Month

To keep you updated on the go, our ‘app of the month’ highlights one free informational app every month!

Librarian reviewers from the Knowledge Resource Service (KRS) and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:
 
  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily an app user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

Our complete grading criteria for evidence and usability are embedded in the review.

Please note that the reviewers are not healthcare professionals, and so cannot appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. The reviews are not endorsements.

View the AHS policy on Mobile Wireless Devices and Services.

 

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NCCN Guidelines

NCCN Guidelines

Versions reviewed

3.4.2

Device & OS used

iPhone X iOs 14.6 (SW) 

Samsung Galaxy Tablet E 9.6” Android 7.1.1 (CY)

Date of review

June 23, 2021

Reviewers

Shelley White (SW)

Catherine Young (CY)

Technician Support  Lori Maisey

Image Source: NCCN Guidelines, Apple App Store. Retrieved on June 25, 2021 from: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nccn-guidelines/id775500217

 

Stated Purpose  

Assist health care professionals in their implementation of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®), thus improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

Assist patients in understanding a cancer diagnosis treatment regimen.

 

Features

N\A

Screenshots

Image Source:NCCN Guidelines, Apple App Store. Retrieved on June 25, 2021 from: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nccn-guidelines/id775500217

Specialties/Disciplines

Oncology

Physicians, nurses, case managers, health educators, social workers, healthcare managers, patients, family members, caregivers.

Notes

None

Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

Grading system is clearly presented and explained

Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

Specific textbook sources were cited on a regular basis

 

Organization of information

  • Information organized alphabetically so can either search for a term or browse an a-z listing
  • Clinical, Patients, and Favorites ‘tabs’
  • Additional section for complete list of downloads available

Navigation

  • Navigation simple
  • Upper ellipses in left corner with drop down menu
  • Navigate guidelines via PowerPoint presentation, printed page or by thumbnails

Extras

User Account require: Yes

Internet connection required for use: Yes

Text search field: Yes

Browsable content: Yes; Subject. Includes an A - Z listing

Advertisements: Yes

Pop-up advertisements: Yes

In-app purchases: No

Devices

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Requires iOS 9.0 or later                                                                   https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nccn-guidelines/id775500217
Last updated (as per App store listing): N\A

Appears to be compatible with all Android devices. Requires Android 5.0 and up.                                     https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tipmedcom.nccn.guidelines.mobile
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): June 24, 2020 

Size

185.3 MB (iOS)
77 M (Android)
 
App Developer

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc

Country of Origin
United States

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