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Old 09-06-2005, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a doctor user of a 7520. I love it EXCEPT the software I want is not set up for RIMM platform. Epocrates for example.
When if ever can i expect this bad situation to change or should i turn in my 7520 and get a palm or similar device?
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Get a Palm device.
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I loved Epocrates on my pda. I had a few hazmat programs too that were nice. I still like the bb better, just hoping that some of those apps will come out for the bb.
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i'm sure as their OS changes to a new platform (this year; on a new handheld), the developer market will open up quite a bit.
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What does Epocrates do?
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Epocrates is basically a drug index. You can look up medications and see what they are for, interactions, etc. I used to use it a lot as a paramedic when I didn't recognize a med a pt. was on.
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Are there any more good free medical software that you know?
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I've not found anything .... haven't found anything I'd pay for yet either but it's still pretty new.
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http://blackberry.beiks.com/showprod.asp?prodid=501
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I've seen that, and for a dictionary it's pretty good. I'm looking more for programs like Epocrates or another good one is Wiser for hazmat: http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/
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Just my $0.0144 worth...(US equivilent of $0.02CDN)

why not contact the software writers to port Epocrates to the BlackBerry? Obviously there are some skilled programmers for the BlackBerry (Verichat, Idokorro, etc) so it shouldn't be impossible.

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Something else to consider is trying out a few of the web sites that list drug info. There are a few that provide info identical (or close) to what's in the PDR. I think the standalone app for the Palm might be a bit faster and more elegant, but with bookmarks and some experimentation, you could make the online option work if you want to stick to a BB.
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