The Prognosis apps are a series of medical educational aids designed for doctors, nurses, medical students, and other healthcare professionals. As of late 2016, they have been downloaded over 5 million times.
The apps provide comprehensive and easily digestible information on various diseases, by simulating real-life clinical scenarios which place the user in the hot seat of clinical decision making.
All case scenarios have been meticulously reviewed by an editorial board consisting of 150+ specialist physicians from around the world.
“Brilliant. One of the best apps I have on my phone; it's free, it's providing valuable dialogue and thought provoking cases and it is simply fun. A valuable learning aid for any level.”
“A must have app for medical students and the aspiring physician. I've used this app since I was a student and it remains invaluable to this day. It isn't entertainment or a game as others have said, rather it encourages clinical reasoning and helps doctors develop their clinical acumen, particularly junior doctors who aren't confident in their skills.”
“Tablet Medicine that works! ... as an MD i should get all the answers but i don't, and I like the quick and wide ranging review of things I have not seen for years.”
“A nice app for doctors. Well researched and fabulously presented.”
“Superb app! As an old, experienced RN instructor, I love to challenge myself with these. The app keeps the brain sharp, and ahead of my students!”
“Love this app! Studying for USMLE STEP3 and this is a decent app to take advantage of downtime or travel time etc, when all you have is your phone and you want to do some cases.”
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“If watching House on TV has you itching to sort out symptoms for yourself, then Prognosis: Your Diagnosis may be the cure. Solve medical case studies based on actual patients, with a new case added every weekend.”
“Fun to use in your spare time.The interactive nature of the app for choosing diagnostic tests and management options, with feedback, keeps the user interested.”
“The game evaluates the user’s performance and provides feedback, together with a discussion written by leading consultants, physicians or surgeons.”
“....allows medical students, junior doctors or anyone wanting to test their diagnostic skills with a range of clinical case studies.”
“The purpose of this app is to work through case based scenarios and decide appropriate investigations and management for the patient. In each case, a succinct history and physical examination findings are presented and then the user is required to choose the relevant investigations. Results of the investigations are then provided and a decision is needed to decide which management option is best.”
“The A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA) and Medical Joyworks are evolving its No. 1 medical app Prognosis to align with SOMA’s unique clinical presentation ..... Using Prognosis, students will be presented with simulated patient encounters and asked to evaluate and treat the patient.”
“Traditional medical education is commonly considered boring and time consuming, yet as every doctor knows, practicing medicine is interesting and challenging ... the Prognosis: Your Diagnosis app takes this idea and converts it into a simple, but effective game in which doctors play out a diagnostic process similar to real life.”
“Tired of poring over long, complicated medical case studies? Try Prognosis : your Diagnosis – a fun and free game that lets you investigate, deduce and diagnose real life medical cases within minutes”
“...its educational value is what makes this app worthwhile to students and teachers alike changing the pace of the learning process”