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Image Source: EvidenceAlerts. Retrieved on October 26, 2022 from: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/evidencealerts/id1453347992
“EvidenceAlerts is a continuously updated repository of current best evidence from research to support evidence-based clinical decisions.
All articles from 112 premier clinical journals are pre-rated for quality by highly trained research staff, then rated for clinical relevance and interest by at least 3 members of a worldwide panel of practicing physicians. Only the strongest studies and systematic reviews are selected for EvidenceAlerts; less than 1 in 10 published articles makes the grade.
EvidenceAlerts does not cover basic science, and is providing clinically relevant new evidence to practicing physicians more than a comprehensive literature database for researchers.” (EvidenceAlerts website, 2022)
“Use the mobile EvidenceAlerts app to get notified when you receive new alerted articles, to view your saved articles, and to search the complete EvidenceAlerts database.” (Apple Store; Google Play)
This app will be useful for any healthcare professional and anyone working with health personnel interest in receiving regular evidence-based information on a particular topic. It is essentially a current awareness health marketing tool.
Image Source: EvidenceAlerts Retrieved on: October 26, 2022 from: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/evidencealerts/id1453347992
The app covers a wide range of medical specialties and disciplines, including physicians and researchers.
While the About this Site section places emphasis on physicians and researchers as the most likely beneficiaries of this app, registration is free and anyone working in the health sector (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, students) can download the app and register for a free account.
Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading
EvidenceAlerts certainly maintains its stronghold as a leaving current-awareness information push service, providing the latest, carefully-selected articles on a wide range of medical topics. It is indeed an indispensable resource for physicians, researchers, and any healthcare professionals which to remain up-to-date with the latest articles written in their field.
Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries
As the app is fully customizable based on a user’s preferences, articles appeared in the Alerted Articles and Most Accessed Articles will vary. However, the search functionality is extensive, and retrieved citations are also ranked on a 7-star system, making it easy to locate the high quality evidence within mere seconds
Organization of information
The EvidenceAlerts app consists of 5 categories/menu items
The bottom of the screen has five buttons which users can use to navigate to settings, profile, etc. To navigate to the guidelines, click the book icon.
User Account required: Yes:
Internet connection required for use: Yes: Continuous Internet access is required to login to the app, access the citations, and access the full-text (if available)
Text search field: Yes: Text search field is extensive, intuitive, with smart searching capabilities
Browsable content: Yes
Pop-up advertisements: No
In-app purchases: No
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac
Requires: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch requires iOS 10.0 or later; MacOS 11.0 or later & Apple 1 chip or later. EvidenceAlerts on the App Store (apple.com)
Last updated (as per App store listing) : April 10, 2019
Compatible with: Android Phones & Tablets
Requires: Android 5.0 and up. EvidenceAlerts - Apps on Google Play
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): April 9, 2019
40.1 MB (iOS); 15MB (Android)
Country of Origin
Health Information Research Unit
Communications Research Lab, First Floor
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
Website: EvidenceAlerts | Home
Phone: (905)-525-9140 ext. 22737