Identification and Rating of Gynecologic Oncology Applications Using the APPLICATIONS Scoring System [24P]

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Identification and Rating of Gynecologic Oncology Applications Using the APPLICATIONS Scoring System.

METHODS:

A list of non-consumer gyn-onc apps was identified from the Apple iTunes and Google Play Stores. Based on reliable references, inaccurate apps were excluded. The remaining apps were rated with the APPLICATIONS scoring system, which uses both objective and subjective measures.

RESULTS:

Of 748 apps identified, 11 (1.5%) were found to be both useful and accurate to gyn-onc providers. The apps with the lowest scores were calculator apps while those with the highest scores were informational apps.

CONCLUSION:

We found useful and accurate calculator, screening, staging, and informational apps. Our systematic method for identifying and rating apps with the APPLICATIONS scoring system can be applied within other subspecialties of obstetrics and gynecology and other specialties of medicine to offer providers with apps in clinical care.

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