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Old 01-11-2006, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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www.mcshealth.com. Updated frequently. Great support and I have no financial interest.
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MGO - are you a physician? More and more doctors in my organization are starting to get Blackberry's but still need Pocket PC's for medical access and wi-fi access to our HIS system. If we could only get more medical apps

Until recently, only business folks were using the BB's.
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MGO - are you a physician? More and more doctors in my organization are starting to get Blackberry's but still need Pocket PC's for medical access and wi-fi access to our HIS system. If we could only get more medical apps

Until recently, only business folks were using the BB's.
this looks promising - i know a lot of people here who would be interested in that. LOTS of medical ppl using blackberries here - every one that i show mine too gets one!
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what I would like is for epocrates to be available for us.
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Yup. I wish epocrates will be available, too.
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Could be promising if you and every physician/doctor you knew sent emails and called Epocrates - sooner or later, they'd have to cater to the demand.

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Currently our software is only compatible with the Palm and Pocket PC operating systems and will not install and run on a Blackberry device. The Blackberry is designed primarily for email and brief text messages. In the future, we may consider a Blackberry version based on market adoption, so please be sure to check back periodically.
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also, looks like this may be an epocrates competitor when it comes to the BlackBerry market:

www.mcshealth.com
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I think their support sucks. I tried to register for a trial, then couldn't log in at all. I emailed them a few times and it took them almost 3 weeks to reply back. Still, the issue is unresolved and I still haven't gotten a chance to review/try out the software.
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Could be promising if you and every physician/doctor you knew sent emails and called Epocrates - sooner or later, they'd have to cater to the demand.
I emailed them too and they are not that interested to make it for the BB. Probably because a lot of M.D.s are using Palm or PPC. :( That is why I am still carrying around my Treo even though my main phone is my BB8700r.
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I think their support sucks. I tried to register for a trial, then couldn't log in at all. I emailed them a few times and it took them almost 3 weeks to reply back. Still, the issue is unresolved and I still haven't gotten a chance to review/try out the software.

I am a practicing physician who has tried every platform known to man (poquet, anyone). I use and have used exclusively BB because of the particular needs of my consulting jobs (Medical Director of a Laser Vision manufacturer). MCS has been nothng but great. Sorry to hear of your support issues, I use this software a couple of times a day.
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Does the MCS Health work with both BES and BIS?
Anyone note any additional data charges from cingular for this?

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I've been able to use BEIKS Pocket Guide to Medications about five times. Only once did it not have the information on a pill I was looking up.
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Default and I have an annoyed doctor husband

For Christmas we got Blackberries. I admit I didn't research well. I read reviews about Blackberries and email vs other PDA phones and I thought Blackberry sounded best. I thought the medical software would be accessible for Blackberry like it is for Palm etc. So today he is comparing phones with the other docs and comes home with "why did we buy this"...

researching what is available for health professionals I feel I really messed up with Blackberry.

I feel bad about it!
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www.mcshealth.com. Updated frequently. Great support and I have no financial interest.
Another Company that provides very frequent (every 2 days) updates to it's Drug databases is Lexi-Comp:

https://www.lexi.com/web/index.jsp

I've been using them for years, and although they are pricey, they are the best I've been able to find.

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I've been able to use BEIKS Pocket Guide to Medications about five times. Only once did it not have the information on a pill I was looking up.
I just installed the BEIKS Pocket Guide and 9 out of 10 drugs that I searched for were not available in the database...I'll have to ditch this program and look for another one...

You can also try the tarascon.com website...it's only 2.29/month with its infamous Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia....there is a 30-day trial and a 12-month subscription for $2.29/month...but if you don't extend your subscription 1 year later, your program will expire and you won't be able to use it at all...

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