Personal Digital Assistants: Selected Health Care Applications

Disclaimer: This page is NOT a comprehensive or definitive guide, but is intended to act as a starting point for finding resources and applications.

Calculators

Application
Operating System
Cost
Notes
ABG Pro Palm Free Available from StacWorks.
EBM Calculator Palm Free Available from Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University Health System - Mount Sinai Hospital.
ER & ICU Toolbox Palm and selected Pocket PC and Windows CE $ Available from Medical Wizards.
MedCalc Palm Free

Database Programs

Application
Operating System
Cost
Notes
HanDbase Palm and Pocket PC $ Available from DDH Software.
JFile Palm $ Available from Land-J Technologies
TealInfo Palm $ Available from TealPoint

Document Readers

Application
Operating System
Cost
Notes
Mobipocket PDA/Smartphone/PC Free Standard version is free, Pro version requires a fee.
TealDoc Palm $
i-Silo Palm $ i-Silo offers a freeware version, but it is not fully functional.

Drug References

Application
Operating System
Cost
Notes
ePocrates Rx Palm Free ePocrates
ePocrates Essentials Palm $ ePocrates
Lexi-Comp Blackberry, iPhone, Mobile, Palm, Pocket PC $ Various packages and individual databases available.
Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia Blackberry, Palm, Pocket PC
$ Tarascon

General Medical References

Application
Operating System
Cost
Notes
AHRQ Evidence Report Summaries PDA/Smartphone/PC Free Click on the icon to the left of "AHRQ Evidence Report Summaries". Available from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Diagnosaurus BlackBerry, Palm, WIndows Mobile
Free McGraw-Hill
NLM Mobile Palm and Pocket PC Free Available from the National Library of Medicine. Includes PubMed for Handhelds, PubMed on Tap, Wireless System for Emergency Responders, and NCBI Bookshelf.
Palm OS Applications Palm Free Available from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
PEPID Palm, Pocket PC, and Windows CE $ PEPID products are complete medical and drug references, combined with interactive equations and calculators.
PsychiatryOnline BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm, iPhone Free Available for affiliated users. Sign up for a My PsychiatryOnline account to sign in.
PubMed for Handhelds Palm, Pocket PC, and Linux Free Available from the National Library of Medicine. Requires a wireless Internet connection.
Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics BlackBerry, iPhone, PalmOS, Symbian, and WindowsCE $ Available from CollectiveMed and Skyscape.
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) Pocket PC, Palm OS Free National Library of Medicine

Infectious Diseases Resources

Application
Operating System
Cost
Notes
Johns Hopkins POC-IT
(Point of Care Information Technology)
Antibiotics (ABX) Guide
BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm, PocketPC Free Registration required.
Sanford Guide Palm and Pocket PC $
Theradoc's Antibiotic Assistant Palm and Compaq iPAQ Free Available from MerckMedicus, but registration is required.

Patient Tracking

Application
Operating System
Cost
Notes
PatientKeeper Palm $
WardWatch Palm $

Security

Application
Operating System
Cost
Notes
Lockme Palm Free
TealLock Palm $

Web Browsing and Web Clipping

Application
Operating System
Cost
Notes
HandStory Suite Palm $ From SJ Namo Interactive
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