Monday, December 19, 2005

10 Great Programs for you PDA

From the December Issue of Medical Economics...


"The 10 software programs we present won't break the bank. Many are free, and you can buy the remaining programs together for under $1,300 (prices are per year unless stated otherwise). Add a powerful PDA for between $200 and $400, and all of a sudden you're a digital doctor."


Epocrates Rx
Source: Epocrates (www2.epocrates.com)
Price: Free
Works with: Palm or Pocket PC (Windows) OS

Shots 2005
Source: The Group on Immunization Education of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (www.immunizationed.org
Price: Free
Works with: Palm or Pocket PC (Windows) OS

Griffith's 5-Minute Clinical Consult
Source: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (www.lww.com).
Also available through other PDA software providers like Epocrates, Lexi-Comp (www.lexi.com), and Skyscape (www.skyscape.com)
Price: $59.99 to $139.99, depending on the vendor and software package
Works with: Palm or Pocket PC (Windows) OS

InfoRetriever
Source: InfoPOEMs (www.infopoems.com)
Price: $249
Works with: Palm or Pocket PC (Windows) OS

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy
Source: Antimicrobial Therapy (www.sanfordguide.com)
Price: $27.50
Works with: Palm or Pocket PC (Windows) OS

PatientKeeper Clinical Results
Source: PatientKeeper (www.patientkeeper.com)
Price: Vendor would not disclose
Works with: Palm or Pocket PC (Windows) OS

MedCalc
Source: Mathias Tschopp, MD (www.med-ia.ch/medcalc)
Price: Free
Works with: Palm OS only

STAT Cholesterol
Source: StatCoder.com (www.statcoder.com)
Price: Free
Works with: Palm or Pocket PC (Windows) OS

STAT E&M Coder
Source: StatCoder.com (www.statcoder.com)
Price: $75 for two years
Works with: Palm or Pocket PC (Windows) OS

TouchScript
Source: Allscripts (www.allscripts.com)
Price: $69 per month
Works with: Palm (Pocket PC in future)