Ten great apps for healthcare executives

June 2, 2015
Aubrey Westgate
Aubrey Westgate

 

 

Ten Great Apps for Healthcare Executives

We know you struggle to keep up with a constantly growing to-do list. While we can't eliminate any tasks from your day, we can help you accomplish them more quickly.

Here are 10 app recommendations for busy healthcare executives, based on input from the Managed Healthcare Executive Editorial Advisory Board and the publication's editors.
 

 

 

 

Expensify. If you spend much of your time on the road, on the rails, or in the air, this free app is a big timesaver. It makes capturing receipts, tracking mileage and creating expense reports quick and easy. You can even sync your credit card with Expensify to automatically pull transactions into your account.

 

 

 

News360. This free app will help you spend less time sorting through news that doesn't pertain to you and more time focusing on news that does. This "personalized" news reader app creates a unique feed based on your personal preferences.

 

 

 

Evernote. If you and your colleagues are constantly brimming with new ideas but you are so busy that you often fail to write them down, Evernote might help. The free app is a great way to quickly document ideas, make check lists and save things you find online. It can even sync between your phone and computer automatically.

 

 

 

Lumosity. Let's face it, everyone gets burned-out sometimes. On those bad days when you feel uninspired and unmotivated, this free app may be just what you need to recharge your batteries. Lumosity is filled with games that challenge your mind and train your memory.

 

 

 

 

Genius Scan+. If you are often away from your desk and in meetings but want to send documents quickly to colleagues, Genius Scan+ is a must. Dubbed as a "scanner in your pocket," the app, available for $6.99, allows users to scan items to create and send PDFs and JPEGs. Users can even print documents to an AirPrint-compatible printer.

 

 

 

Waze. Waze can help you spend less time in traffic and more time at your destination. Use the free app to get real-time traffic information, receive alerts, find a new route, and reach your destination with voice-guided navigation. You can even use the app to keep others posted on your arrival time.

 

 

 

GoodReader. If you are tethered to your iPhone or iPad and it often substitutes as your computer, this app, for $4.99 in the iTunes store, might be a lifesaver. Use it to review PDF files and add text boxes, create sticky notes, or make notes with your finger or a stylus.

 

 

 

 

Trello. If you are working with a team on many different projects, this free app is a great way to things organized and updated. Use Trello to create project "boards," keep track of project to-dos, assign tasks to coworkers, and add comments.

 

 

 

Facebook, Twitter, and Pandora. Sometimes, the best thing you can do to improve your productivity is to take a short break to clear your head. When the need arises, these three free apps can provide a little fun and relaxation.

 

 

 

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