Saturday, January 31, 2009

iPhone Tricks: Doctors Toolkit

I have Epocrates on my iPhone. It's a free drug reference that helps identify pills, lists interactions, side effects, dosing and other important information.The app is really well done, clean interface, fast and responsive, and updated with new data fairly regularly. The new premium version - Epocrates Essentials suite - has just been released. According to iPhone World:
It takes advantage of the touch-screen interface, and introduces new disease content, features and functionality to the platform. The premium software solution includes: drug prescribing and safety information for more than 3,300 drugs, including pill pictures, peer-reviewed disease content and evidence-based differential diagnosis developed in conjunction with the BMJ Group, publisher of the British Medical Journal, infectious disease treatment guide with empiric and specific treatment recommendations, hundreds of diagnostic and laboratory tests for interpretation and diagnostic support, 600+ alternative (herbal) medications with drug interactions, MedMath medical calculators including commonly-used pregnancy wheel and unit conversions, and more.
While a little pricey (between $149 and $249) for average consumers, this could become a must have for nurses and physicians.

Epocrates has expanded its popular drug guide with new content and features, including disease information and a lab interpretation reference. View this demo by Dr. Hanh Le and see how the new Epocrates Essentials suite supports a clinical scenario.

The availability of the Epocrates Essentials content on the iPhone provides clinicians with convenient access to the critical information they need all on one device right at the point of care. The suite features cross-linking between the drug, disease and diagnostic content and can be used to support a patients consultation from diagnosis to treatment.

To purchase or for more information, visit

1 comment:

annb said...

so you mean if my physician pulls out her iphone in the middle of an appointment, she may not be playing spider solitaire??? LOL!


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