Buku Medicine was created 3 years ago as Buku Haematology, written by a haematology registrar and consultant as an easy and quick reference for the initial investigation and management of common haematology problems. 'Buku' is the Chichewa word for book or reference. Chichewa is spoken in Malawi where our pathology project MPathE is running.
We made it to answer the commonest questions that haematologists are asked, and through that, improve patient care, educate our users and hopefully remove some of the fear usually associated with haematology. It is for all grades of generalist and specialist doctors, specialist nurses, physician assistants and has links to key references and guidelines.
Data collected from users shows that it can prevent a call to haematology completely for 21% of clinical queries, and start further investigations to expedite care for up to 60% more. This reduces the on-call burden on haematologists and improves patient care by improving clinician efficiency. See our website for testimonials of how it has helped users.
This model has been really well received and continues to grow (over 17,000 downloads, installed on clinician devices in two NHS trusts and ORCHA approved). We have now started to apply this model to other specialties and have added Renal and Endocrinology content to the App. We will continue to expand this to other specialties over the coming months.
The information included is concise to make it easy to use, and further reading should be undertaken to gain a full understanding of the topics covered.
Common causes are listed by frequency from general medical literature and our clinical experience.
Please consider taking a couple of minutes to give as little as £1 as a thank you for our time contribution (>400 hours) and to keep the app running (running costs are £768 per year and we have no formal funding) Thanks, Alex, Steve and the Buku Team
This app contains general information tailored for UK practice and is not advice. It should be used in conjunction with clinical judgement. The responsibility for care lies with the clinician. Use your local haematology on-call service for advice for individual cases.
For those with an interest in haematology follow @teamhaem on twitter for clinical cases and educational resources.
Governance - Our content is written by registrars in their respective fields. Per specialty, there are 2-3 registrars to write content, and a consultant to review that content. This is monitored through a database of active modules, with review dates set for each module. Modules are reviewed every 6 months. Content is general information as would be expected knowledge of a registrar in the specialty. No content is taken into the App from patients, and therefore Buku Medicine is not a medical device as per the MHRA definition.
Copyright Dr Alex Langridge, Professor Stephen O'Brien (as directors of Buku Tech Limited) 2020
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Buku Haematology has become Buku Medicine to reflect the addition of renal and endocrinology specialties to the App
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- Alexander Langridge
- 48.1 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
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- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2020 Dr Alexander Langridge, Professor Stephen O'Brien
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