Navigation Links
Elsevier and Legacy Interactive partner to launch iPhone app
Date:7/8/2010

Philadelphia, PA, 8 July, 2010 Elsevier, a world leader in health care, medical publishing and online solutions, and video game developer and publisher Legacy Interactive, announced today the release of Top Doc, an iPhone app that features medical content and quizzes designed to let medical students, residents and junior faculty practice and improve their visual diagnosis skills. Elsevier and Legacy Interactive developed the app's interactive format to engage and challenge users with multiple elements.

"Top Doc was built upon a foundation of providing challenging, real-world questions illustrated by high quality medical images," said Amber Tully, M.D., Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and the product's co-author. "With this platform, users are able to experience and react to realistic patient encounters that require quick, concise clinical responses."

"We want users to feel as though they are facing and dealing with relevant scenarios within a virtual medical clinic," added James Studdiford, M.D., FACP, Associate Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, and the product's lead author.

Top Doc combines in-depth content with quizzes composed of more than 600 questions and answers developed for levels ranging from novice to expert. Users play against a timer as they try to determine the correct diagnosis by viewing actual photographs depicting a condition or abnormality on the body. At the conclusion of each round, players' performances are evaluated and given a grade which they can automatically post to their Facebook account. For players preferring to study the material in a non-competitive manner, Top Doc's review mode provides the information in a flashcard format.

"As medicine continues to move into the digital space, products like Top Doc will be excellent resources for medical education," said Randy Charles, Managing Director, Global Clinical Reference for Elsevier. "By offering the program as an iPhone app, Top Doc provides mobile access to medical students and practitioners who value on-the-go learning opportunities and high quality technology capabilities."

Top Doc is now available for purchase in the iTunes App store, and retails for $14.99. Go to www.topdocgame.com for more information and an online demo.

"What an effective and enjoyable way to test, refresh, and increase my knowledge!" said reviewer Navdeep Chehl, a fourth-year medical student at Jefferson Medical College. "The program provides clear, vivid images and a very user-friendly format. The review mode is a useful feature, as well."


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Haasbroek
Lisa@legacyinteractive.com
213-895-7600
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Elsevier partners with the Royal Netherlands Society for Agricultural Sciences
2. Elsevier announces winners of 3rd Annual Scopus Young Indian Scientist Award
3. Finalists announced in the Elsevier Grand Challenge
4. Winners announced in the Elsevier Grand Challenge
5. Elsevier announces 2008 journal impact factor highlights
6. Elseviers BrainNavigator research tool to launch new features at Neuroscience 2009 show
7. Elsevier pilots new research tool Reflect in its premier life science journal Cell
8. Gold Standard/Elsevier offers timely, reliable drug pricing data, including average wholesale price
9. Elsevier and Peking University Health Science Center develop new China online CME service
10. Elsevier pilots PeerChoice in Chemical Physics Letters
11. Elsevier announces the winner of the Ahmed Zewail prize in molecular sciences
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/4/2017)... BLOOMINGTON, Ill. , Oct. 4, 2017  GCE Solutions, a ... powerful new data and document anonymization solution on October 4, 2017. ... the pharmaceutical field to comply with policy 0070 of the European ... documents and data. ... Innovation by GCE Solutions ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Aug. 15 2017   ivWatch LLC , a medical device ... therapy, today announced receipt of its ISO 13485 Certification, the global ... International Organization for Standardization (ISO®). ... ivWatch Model 400 Continuous Monitoring device for the early detection of ... "This is an important milestone ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... Today, American Trucking Associations announced Seeing ... and eye tracking software, became the newest member ... "Artificial intelligence and advanced sensing algorithms ... driver,s attentiveness levels while on the road.  Drivers ... fatigue and prevent potential accidents, which could lead ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Market with the addition of its newest module, US Hemostats & Sealants. , ... thrombin hemostats, absorbable hemostats, fibrin sealants, synthetic sealants and biologic sealants used in ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... At ... Purple announced Dr. Suneel I. Sheikh, the co-founder, CEO and chief research scientist ... has been selected for membership in ARCS Alumni Hall of Fame . ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ComplianceOnline’s Medical Device ... on 7th and 8th June 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together ... as several distinguished CEOs, board directors and government officials from around the world to ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017  SkylineDx ... London (ICR) and University of Leeds ... to risk-stratify patients with multiple myeloma (MM), in a multi-centric ... The University of Leeds is the ... UK, and ICR will perform the testing services to include ...
Breaking Biology Technology: