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9
Jun

Traveling Nurses – Check Out These Useful Apps to Make Your Jobs Easier

Technology makes everyone’s jobs a bit easier but these eight apps are specifically created for medical professionals to help while at work and also while traveling.

  1. Eprocrates App for Traveling nurses provides all sorts of useful information right at your fingertips.

    Eprocrates App for Traveling nurses provides all sorts of useful information right at your fingertips.

     Epocrates. Use this free app to help with identifying drug interactions, pill information, formulas, etc. There is one also available for $159.99/year that will also allow for diagnostic and lab tests as well as disease information.

  2. This Merck Manual app is available for purchase and is the full manual on your smart phone or tablet to aid medical professionals while at work or on the go.

    This Merck Manual app is available for purchase and is the full manual on your smart phone or tablet to aid medical professionals while at work or on the go.

     The Merck Manual. This app can be purchased for $34.99 for Apple users and is the full manual with disease, diagnostics, and prescription information right at your fingertips.

  3. This Nursing Central app is available for purchase and gives nurses information about everything they will need while traveling and also gives them access to Nursing Journals.

    This Nursing Central app is available for purchase and gives nurses information about everything they will need while traveling and also gives them access to Nursing Journals.

     Nursing Central can be purchased for $169.99/year and gives you access to nursing journals and detailed information about tests, procedures, and diseases.

  4. This free Medigram app allows medical professional to communication more effectively while using HIPAA standards.

    This free Medigram app allows medical professional to communication more effectively while using HIPAA standards.

    Use Medigram while at work in the hospital or clinic setting to allow for better communication amongst all staff while adhering to HIPAA standards. This app is free.

  5. This Pill Identifier app will help in all ways of pill identification.

    This Pill Identifier app will help in all ways of pill identification.

     Pill Identifier is a free app that will help identify pills that have been mislabeled/spilled as well as provides information about medications based on their identifiers.

  6. Profitrakr is applicable for all traveling business professionals but also has specific expenses for traveling nurses.

    Profitrakr is applicable for all traveling business professionals but also has specific expenses for traveling nurses.

    The app, ProfiTrakr, is the perfect tool for traveling nurses. It allows you to easily record all of your travel expenses and has a specific selection for traveling nurses. It can be purchased for $1.99.

  7. The Tripomatic app is like your personal travel planner. Use it to find the best attractions and must see places in your new city.

    The Tripomatic app is like your personal travel planner. Use it to find the best attractions and must see places in your new city.

     Tripomatic is a free app that will help you find the attractions at the new city you have been assigned to and will allow you to create your very own travel itinerary.

  8. This fun GPS app gives you up to date information while you are driving about accidents, gas prices, etc.

    This fun GPS app gives you up to date information while you are driving about accidents, gas prices, etc.

    Use Waze, the free GPS navigation app that gives you real time data on where you need to go including accidents, traffic, speed traps, gas prices, etc.

These eight apps have been created especially for use by medical professionals who are on the road and traveling for work. Hopefully these fine apps will make you more productive while working and will come in handy when you are on the go. Remember, if you are ever in need of a fully furnished rental in your new city, we would love to help you find the perfect home away from home! 🙂

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6
Mar

Get Organized With These 5 Apps For Moving or Relocation

Don't let this happen to you - use these apps to make your life easier!

Don’t let this happen to you – use these apps to make your life easier!

The majority of us have moved at least once in our lifetime and know the planning and organization involved as well as the headaches and stress that come along with it. Here are 5 apps that will help you move more efficiently and will keep you organized.

  1. Moving Planner Android App

    Moving Planner Android App

     Moving Planner (Android) or Moving Checklist Pro (iPhone) – $0.99: Both apps come with a list of 210 items that most households have and are likely to pack and take with them. You can also make your own list(s). Both are easy to use and will allow you to take inventory of all of your items once you are in your new home.

  2. Move Match - Android App

    Move Match – Android App

     Move Match (Android) or MyMove (iPhone) – Free. These apps allow you to determine the weight of your items. You can easily create a list of all of your belongings and find the perfect moving company for your needs. You can easily request a free quote off of either application to moving companies in your area as well.

  3. Moving Day - iPhone App

    Moving Day – iPhone App

     Moving Day (iPhone) – Free: Use this app to create custom bar codes to label each of your boxes. When you arrive at your destination, you can simply scan the barcode to see the contents of the box without opening it.

  4. Move Planner - iPhone App

    Move Planner – iPhone App

     Move Planner (iPhone) – $2.99: Use this app as a checklist of everything that needs to be done during the moving process. It comes with 100 tasks regarding things such as finding nearest bank branch or ensuring you have your kids school records. You can create your own tasks to keep you on track.

  5. Smartstop Self Storage's Inventory Tracker - iPhone App

    Smartstop Self Storage’s Inventory Tracker – iPhone App

     SmartStop Self Storage’s Inventory Tracker (iPhone) – Free: Even if you don’t have a storage unit with SmartStop, you can utilize this app to keep track of where your items are inside your storage unit.

There are so many more helpful apps out there that will help make your move or relocation so much easier. We hope that you find this list helpful. Happy Moving! 🙂

18
Apr

How to Better Manage Your Travel Phone Costs & Traveling With Multiple Colleagues

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet applications all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week #10:

Do not make international calls on your smartphone while traveling abroad without first looking into less expensive options. Before you travel internationally, be mindful of how much international calls will cost you or your employer. Instead, bring along a spare unlocked GSM phone with you when you travel. Then, simply purchase a local SIM card when you arrive at your destination. Now, you can use this phone to make local calls and you can receive calls and texts free (outside of the United States). Forwarding your work phone number to this new number will also allow you to cost-effectively conduct business calls while traveling abroad. Ask your business associates and clients to send you text messages instead as much as possible because less minutes are used and it will save you money in the long run.

Skype is also another great way to save money on international calls, although you will need to have internet access and a computer (or tablet), which may not always be readily available. Skype has varying packages depending on what you will need to do. The free account lets you call (from a computer) anyone with another Skype account, as well as allows you to conduct one-on-one video calls, instant messaging, and screen sharing.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s Smart Phone/Tablet App is called TripIt. This app is best used when you find yourself traveling with multiple parties or if you are meeting people after reaching your travel destination. This app allows for collaborating travel plans; arranging transportation and/or dinner, and much more between you and the other parties. You simply forward your itinerary to the app and the app then shares it with whoever you wish. Customization is available with maps, directions, and weather. There is a basic version which is free and a business version costing $29/year for up to ten users. This app is compatible with iPhone, Android and Blackberry. If you would like to find out more about this app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.tripit.com/uhp/mobile.


This week will be our last post on these topics (for now), but we hope that you have enjoyed the saga and have learned about some great apps and travel tips in the process.

12
Apr

Traveling Minimally & Editing Documents on the Move

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet applications all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week #9:

Pack Smart. For all the business gals out there, this tip will be especially helpful for you, but don’t worry guys; we have some tips for you too. Ladies, do not travel while wearing high heels and don’t pack them either. Bring some nice sensible flats that are business chic too so you make a lasting impression without slowing down the group or falling on your face. Only pack a maximum of three pairs of shoes for your entire trip and rotate daily. Pack only what can be used in many ways and dress them up with accessories like scarves, belts, or tights.

Gentlemen, pack only one suit and bring a few different shirts, ties, and socks to make it different each day. If you will be playing golf, then bring one extra pair of pants or shorts and a couple of polo shirts. Keep your packing to a minimum, as possible, so you can keep your bags light and you won’t need to worry about what to wear either.

Smartphone App of the Week

The app for this week is called Documents to Go and is available on iTunes. This app will let you view and edit documents from iWork, Microsoft Office and other types from your smartphone and/or tablet. This app has a free and premium version and is available for Apple, Android, and Blackberry. Now, you don’t have to wait to work on presentations or pull out bulky laptops you have the convenience right at your finger-tips. To download the app for iPhones/iPads, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/documents-to-go-office-suite/id317117961?mt=8; to download the app for Android, visit https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dataviz.docstogo&hl=en; to download the app for Blackberry, visit https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dataviz.docstogo&hl=en.

7
Mar

Take Time to Network and Enjoy Some Adventure During Business Travels

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet apps of 2012 – all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week – #5

Find Learning Opportunities During Your Travels. Try researching possible networking events you can attend during your travels, including conferences, seminars, and lectures . You never know how such an opportunity can impact your business. Try to commit to as many events as possible and reserve your space before jumping on the plane. You never know how many other business owners and entrepreneurs you will meet and make lasting connections with.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s app is by The North Face and encourages an outdoor active lifestyle, which is a great app to have if you’re an adventurous traveler. The North Face Trailhead (iTunes) locates where you are on the map and then finds all the hiking and biking trails nearby. This app has GPS so it can also find outdoor events nearby as well as the capability to track your speed, route, distance, elevation, and of course, the nearest North Face store. You will also be able to share pictures and stories of your adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and on the website, http://EveryTrail.com. If you would like to find out more about this app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.tnftrailheadapp.com.

29
Feb

Save Money and Avoid Confusion When Your Business Travels Lead You to Costly Cities

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet apps of 2012 – all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week – #4

Try to Avoid Costly Cities. Obviously your business travels will most likely take you to some pretty expensive destinations, but if you know that you will need to travel there often, there are some tips to follow:

  • Set up an office at your frequent business destination.
  • Get memberships to airlines and hotels so you will receive discounts during your frequent stays.
  • Use sites such as www.groupon.com or www.livingsocial.com to get discounts on restaurants and activities in the city you are traveling to.
  • Stay in fully furnished corporate housing units with full-sized kitchens so you can make your meals at home, eat healthy, and save money by eating in
  • Research rates and book accommodations prior to traveling so that you will find the best accommodation rates possible.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s app for smartphones/tablets is called, Howcast. This app features video tutorials for anything and everything travel. You want to learn how to hail a cab in NYC? No problem, there is a how-to video for that. You want to find out about customs or etiquette in other cultures? There’s a video for that.

You can search for videos or you can watch the most recently uploaded how-to videos. You will be able to view these videos at your own learning pace and you can also save your favorite videos or share them with your friends. Each video also comes with a text guide. If you shake your smartphone, a random video will pop up so you can start the learning process.

To find out more about this educational app or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.info.howcast.com.

22
Feb

Keep a Packed Bag Handy for Business Travel Packing Made Easy; Find Wi-Fi Wherever Your Travels Take You

Our saga continues with our 10 best travel tips and 10 new smartphone/tablet apps of 2012 – all tailor made for the busy traveling professional.

Travel Tip of the Week – #3

Be prepared and pack in advance. By keeping a bag ready to go at a moment’s notice, not only will you save yourself time and energy, but also you will make preparing for travel less stressful. Your travel bag should always be handy and filled with toiletries, shoes, phone charger, and any business supplies you may need (flash drive, notepads, pens, etc.). Then, when it’s time to jet, simply pack your clothes and laptop and feel good knowing everything else is all ready to go.

Smartphone App of the Week

This week’s app is called, Free Wi-Fi Finder (available through iTunes). This application lets you find all the free wi-fi spots nearby and you don’t need an Internet connection to find them since it is run through your iTunes account. You can search based off of your current location or by specific regions or even by the type of wi-fi location (coffee shop, restaurant, library, etc.). The location information is provided as well so you can easily get to where the free wi-fi is located. To find out more about this useful application or to download it to your smartphone/tablet, visit http://www.jiwire.com.

15
Feb

Keep Your Business Travels “Real” By Experiencing Local Flavor

Last week, we began a 10 part series featuring one travel tip and one smartphone/tablet app each week – our topics are meant to benefit all business travelers.

Travel Tip of the Week – #2

Stay with Real People. Your travel experience will be that much better if instead of staying in a hotel, you find a family to stay with using home-stay networks. This way you will feel more at home and will be able to build lasting relationships in the cities where you travel. Whenever you need to travel there again, you will know people in the city and won’t feel so alone. (Of course, if you don’t know anyone in the city, opt to stay in a cozy corporate rental in a fun and exciting neighborhood. You’ll be sure to make lasting friendships in no time!)

Smartphone App of the Week

Our featured smartphone/tablet app of the week is called Foodspotting. This application lets you search for nearby restaurants, share photos of dishes that you absolutely love, follow foodie experts, or find what you are craving nearby. By using Scoutmob (an app feature), you may also be able to find only locally-owned and operated restaurants so you are sure to experience the local flavor. To find out more information about Foodspotting or to download this remarkable app, check out http://www.foodspotting.com

8
Feb

Be Travel-Kind; An App Tailor Made for Busy Business Travelers

In this 10 week series, we will be featuring one business travel tip and one smartphone app developed primarily for the healthcare professional but that we have found can be beneficial to any kind of business traveler.

Business Travel Tip of the Week – #1

I was recently perusing Tourism-Review.com and will be referencing throughout this 10-week series business trip travel tips compiled by CarolRoth.com.

The first tip is “Be Nice.” I know this seems like a no-brainer to most but usually if you treat the staff at various tourism entities (i.e. hotels, corporate housing, restaurants/bars, etc.) with gratitude and respect, they will be more willing to reward you with extra perks. Tony Barker of Tony_Barker_Music.com claims he has “…been treated to late checkouts, after-hours private pool time, help with publicity on return trips, and forgotten stuff mailed to my home. I’ve also heard some stories of how some of those jerks get treated; NOT a category you ever want to be in!” So pay it forward with kindness and see the vast number of rewards that will befall you.

Smartphone App of the Week

A recent issue of Healthcare Traveler features an article titled, “Twenty mobile apps to check out,” and we did. I have compiled a list of my favorites to share with our readers over the next 10 weeks.

This week’s application is called “FlightBoard” and allows all smartphone or tablet users to view arrivals and departures for any airport in the world covering more than 4,000 airports and most airlines. This app is updated every five minutes allowing you to view airline arrivals and departures in real-time. There is also a search feature as well as sharing capabilities by email or on the major social media players: Facebook and Twitter. To find out more about FlightBoard or to download this amazing app, check out http://www.mobiata.com.

Remember, we will be featuring one travel tip and one app each week. Please  stay tuned and keep reading for our tips next week!

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