07-27-2011, 07:53 PM #4
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Absolutely agree. I love this phone, but there is a serious dearth of medical apps available Unbound notwithstanding. When I first got this phone I emailed Lexicomp and Skyscape inquiring about potential support. Lexicomp said they would eventually - but there was some missing "component" to the software(wp7) that precluded their development at the time. Skyscape was a little more vague. I think that was 6 months ago(approx.). Still nothing. Here's hoping things change.
- 07-27-2011, 11:31 PM #8
Popular ones, for example, MedScape or Epocrates have huge databases of diseases, how any one of them usually presents, how it's diagnosed, labs, common treatments, differential diagnosis, etc. Quite useful when you're trying to answer some difficult question you're being asked on rounds, when you're reviewing for morning reports or stuck on a patient. I've also seen attendings use them to learn about new treatment protocols or drugs.
I also know of some like the New England Journal of Medicine app, which would play nicely with my subscription to their online service, but I've only seen it on iOS. There's an app on Android and iOS that presents all the eponyms known to man, which is quite useful when you encounter a dark name you've never heard about.
I believe there are others that let you learn to interpret an EKG, an EEG, lab work, etc. Harrison's Internal Medicine book is available on WP7, so that is much better to carry around in your white coat than a full-blown edition or even the 'baby' Harrison.
Possibilities are endless.
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- 07-28-2011, 10:38 AM #9
LMAO! man your killing me ... you can also use bing to find hospitals ;)
What do these medical apps do that you people want?
Just curious. Cause I can not think of a single actual useful thing.
*many things ,,
1. if your a doc or studding to be a Dr. this can help you as ref for medical reasons.
2. If your a curries little boy like me :P
3. if you need to find out if you should go wait 6hours in line att he hospital or if your gona be fine ;) ( if you ever had a wired RASH ;) lmao )
many more reasons.
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- 11-03-2011, 11:00 PM #13
I've been using Tarascon Pharmacopeia for years. Started out with the WM version and after going to WP7, I switched over to the web version and just created a web tile that I have pinned to my front page screen. The nice thing about that is I can also access the TP account from any computer. I've been in contact with teh company and they tell me they are working on a WP version and have since stopped supporting the WM version from a few years ago.
- 11-04-2011, 11:36 AM #14
- 11-10-2011, 01:00 PM #15
Well, I'm glad to report I've been making do with Internet Explorer and UpToDate online :D That's an excellent reference site and their mobile version makes it fast to load and easy to concentrate on the info at hand. Wish IE9 kept the find in page feature, would make it easier for us to look something up.
MajorLonghorn, Epocrates doesn't render quite as good on my Focus. Though I've just been able to try out the Drugs portion of their site, because I'm from outside U.S. and they don't like us over here.
Medscape, on the other hand, has a great mobile site that works amazingly well. It's another one I've been relying on heavily during my current rotation and it's fast to load and has big headers to navigate quickly.
- 11-24-2011, 04:57 PM #16
02-04-2012, 03:52 PM #20
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- 02-04-2012, 06:32 PM #21
Are the unbound medicine apps not good enough? Or don't cover what you need?
No matter what Epocrates says, once Windows Phone has gained more market share, they will make one. Its the nature of the beast. Many devs/companies tend to want to make one only once the demand is there.
- 02-05-2012, 04:53 PM #22
The Unbound Medicine apps cost too much money. I could get dozens of quality apps for their one app on a different OS. A lot of hospitals and doctors offices will have a contract with a place like Unbound, but departments can't afford contracts like that.
02-06-2012, 03:24 AM #23
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Got Unbound Medicine, I think it was totally worth the money, even though I paid the $10 premium over what it is now. I use it a lot more than the green book (red book for all those residents). Only problem is that it takes a while to load articles, even though they're all preloaded.
I talked to tech support a while ago to see if theyre willing to upgrade to mango, but they denied it. I also email epocrates and medscape monthly, and they still give me the same answer that theyre not interested.
I don't get why all these companies refuse to make anything for windows phone. They even made one for Web OS! I would prefer to use them of course since they look to be less laggy.
- 04-22-2012, 12:53 AM #25
I found a couple of real medical apps for pros (reference, calcs):
Pocket Lab Values: Apparently it's an established app on other platforms. $2.99 with no trial, but seems to be a good one. Just bought it, too; it has plenty info, is fast, search works perfectly, though I'm not sure if it's really worth 3 bucks. I bought it to support the devs that do come over to WP7. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...6-220d580750db
MPR: Monthly Prescribing Reference. This one has some more time, a month, I think. Just found it today. Seems to have a lot of info, though not as complete as others according to reviews. Gets content updates apart from actual app updates. Fast and fluid Metro. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...1-3daaaae947dd
Medical Mnemonics: I bought this one myself. Has over a thousand ways to remember useful stuff that we're required to know in Med School. Laggy, but really useful. Info is worth well over $1.99 http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...4-00237de2db9e
Last edited by justop26; 04-22-2012 at 01:09 AM.