SIGN app for guidelines on the go

Smart phone and tablet users can now access clinical guidelines on the move with the new free SIGN app.

Developed by the SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network) Executive in collaboration with Root Creative, Glasgow, the app launches with quick reference guides (QRG) of recently published guidelines on topics including early rheumatoid arthritis, venous thromboembolism, stroke, diabetes, obesity and diagnosis and pharmacological management of Parkinson’s disease.

The QRG content is enhanced with material from the main guideline and online resources, linked to the SIGN website. Each new SIGN QRG will be available as an update through the Apple App Store as it is published, building into a complete library of SIGN QRGs.

The format and content of the QRGs are suited to the screen size of smart phones and SIGN is now looking at utilising the larger screen of the iPad as a platform for full guidelines. The Android version of the SIGN app will be available in May 2011.