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Medical Mobile Apps: Patient Education

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 Access Medicine

iOS | Android

Patient education available through Access Medicine website, not via app. If off-campus, sign into EZ Proxy first. 

Please see FAU Library Resources for full app description. 



iOS | Android

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine from Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. ClinicalKey helps clinicians rapidly access evidence-based, peer reviewed information to improve speed to accurate diagnosis and treatment, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and lowering the high cost of care. ClinicalKey’s Smart Search technology understands specific questions and pulls the most clinically relevant results from more than 1,000 reference books, 600 journals, 2,900 drug monographs, 17,000+ videos and more. Users must initially create a user name and password on-campus on the database site and can then access the full database from mobile devices.  Alternatively, ClinicalKey can be accessed via EZproxy.

Some Features

  • Guidelines. 
  • Patient Education.
  • First Consult. 
  • CME Credits

Tip: Search for term, then use filter option in lower left corner to choose your desired content type. 


  Natural Medicine

iOS | Android

Comprehensive database providing clinical database on approximately 90,000 herbal herbal products, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic products, Ayurvedic medicines, complementary alternative medicines, integrative therapies, alternative treatment modalities (e.g., acupuncture), traditional Chinese medicines (fixed combination) products, and other natural remedies. FAU users will be required to provide a username and password to access. 

Some Features:

  • Effectiveness Checker.
  • Nutrient Depletion Checker.
  • Natural Medicines Brand Evidence-based Ratings (NMBER).
  • Accredited CME modules.



iOS | Android 

STAT!Ref Mobile Access takes STAT!Ref healthcare e-sources on the go. With powerful interactive functionality, STAT!Ref Mobile Access allows users to search their institution’s subscriptions anytime, anywhere. STAT!Ref is available through mobile applications that are supported by most popular devices or through web enabled mobile access technology (STAT!Ref Mobile). Users must initially create an account on-campus and can then access the app from mobile devices.

Directions to Create Account:

  • Access your STAT!Ref subscription as you would normally. 
  • Click the blue “My STAT!Ref” hyperlink in the upper right corner. 
  • If you do not have a “My STAT!Ref” account, set-up your account by simply entering your name, state, phone number, e-mail address and a “My STAT!Ref” password.
  • Click the “Temporary Login Account” tab and click the “Activate/Renew” icon activating the “Temporary Login Account” will provide the ability to login to your institutional subscription via a username and password on your mobile device. This account will be the same as “My STAT!Ref”account - “My STAT!Ref” email address and password become a login account, temporarily.Once you are authenticated, the preferences-based login can be used for 90 days, after which you must click the“Activate/Renew” button from the temporary login account screen again. To renew “My STAT!Ref” login account you will have to log in via an official log in method*, connect to “My STAT!Ref” account and click the “Activate/Renew” button again.

Here is a helpful video tutorial:

STAT!Ref Mobile App Demonstration Video


   Trip database

Patient education available through mobile-friendly Trip website, there is not an available app. Free to use but registered users receive many benefits when they sign in. 


Recommended apps


Quickly provide patients with accurate and easy-to-understand custom illustrations to help them understand medical conditions and procedures. 


   Simply Sayin'

Mobile resource that help health care professionals facilitate clear conversations between healthcare provider, child, and family. Glossary terms and Preps provide developmentally appropriate explanations for children, and are available in Spanish.  App reinforces teach-back techniques to ask both child and parent (only available in English); has pictures that show medical equipment used for procedure; and drawing boards containing an image the healthcare provider or child can draw on.