Wednesday, December 17, 2008

iPhone Epocrates® Essentials

Be the FIRST to Pre-Order and Save 25%! by December 19th 2008

Pre-order* Epocrates Essentials for the iPhone and receive 25% off — $38 Savings! Plus, you’ll receive a chance to win a $500 iPhone 3G Gift Card.

ORDER NOW! Once this offer expires, you’ll only be able to buy Essentials for the iPhone when it launches at the full price of $149.


ePocrates Essentials

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

iphone, eClinicalworks and eClinicalMobile

As an EHR based physician of several years, I must recommend this to current Allscripts users.

I usually carry my 1 kilogram Fujitsu laptop with a Verizon 3G modem. This give me direct access to the office EHR.
The iPhone has made this unnecessary for the procedures listed below!

Give it a spin and let us know what you think. SV

eClinicalMobile uses a mobile-browser so providers can access the system anywhere through their smart phone. The screen has been optimized for easier viewing and to load quickly on these handheld devices. A few examples of using eClinicalMobile include:

* Checking schedules;
* Reviewing Telephone and Web messages;
* E-prescribing;
* Looking up patient medical records;
* Examining lab results; and
* Charge capture at the point of service.

eClinicalMobile will be available in Q1 2009.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Skyscape iPhone titles now available!

Talk about timing.
We just finished our survey and Skyscape just released these free titles as well as titles for purchase.

*RxDrugs™: Drug dosing tool and calculators
Outlines in Clinical Medicine®: Evidence-based clinical resource
Archimedes™: Medical calculator and decision tool
MedAlert™: Clinical news and journal summaries

Skyscape is proud to announce the largest portfolio of medical information resources available as native applications for the iPhone!

To get started, download the FREE* Skyscape Medical Resources from the iTunes App Store by clicking here.

With Skyscape, your iPhone will be your "go to" device for trusted medical information at point of care, with content from many of the most trusted names in medicine, across 35 specialties

Start using these and hundreds more resources now!

Skyscape iPhone titles now available!

iPhone Medicine Software Results

Well the people's votes have been tallied.

UpToDate is the most requested product to run on the iPhone without an internet connection.

ePocrates Essentials and Skyscape Titles are almost tied for second.

ePrescribing seems more desired than access to the office EHR.

Consumer based applications did not engender as much interest.

We'll pass the news along.

Please send us ideas for additional surveys.

Thank for participating. SV

iPhone Medicine Software Results

Well the people's votes have been tallied.
UpToDate is the most requested product

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

iPhone Medicine Software Survey hits 400

Well we have twelve days left to survey but we have had 400 responses so far.

In response to question:
Which onboard applications or accessories would make the iPhone/iPod Touch more useful?

The ratio so far is:

ePocrates Essentials:Skyscape:Unbound Medicine:UpToDate:

2.3 to 2.25 to 1 to 3.85 SV

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Apple recalls iPhone power adaptor

Today Apple announced the Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Exchange program.

Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter's metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock. We have received reports of detached blades involving a very small percentage of the adapters sold, but no injuries have been reported.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Yahoo oneConnect for the iPhone

This looks like a great way to stay connected. SV

A brand new way to stay in touch on your iPhone.
Get Yahoo! oneConnect—a revolutionary social address book that brings together your people, your life, and all the ways you communicate. Yahoo! oneConnect makes it easy to stay connected and in the loop from a single application.

Get a full-featured phone book that can integrate contacts from your Yahoo! Address Book, iPhone, and your social networks.
Connect with your friends via Yahoo! Messenger or SMS. Have fun with emoticons, avatars, and photos.
See what's happening on your favorite social networks with an at-a-glance view of status updates, photo uploads, and more.
Find your favorite people quickly and call, message, or send an e-mail—with one tap.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Apple Let's Rock September 2008 Event

Here's the link for those of you interested in Apple's latest toys. SV


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

iPhone Unbound Medicine update

Here's an email update from Unbound Medicine. SV

Unbound products are already optimized for iPhone using its Web browsing capability. Now, Unbound Medicine is working with Apple to deliver downloadable applications through the iTunes store. Look for news about availability of their most popular titles soon. Meanwhile, use their products wirelessly and try Unbound Medline on your iPhone for free.

Unbound Medicine

Monday, August 18, 2008

iPhone Push to Talk

Palringo enables vocal instant messaging, picture messaging and text-based messaging over the iPhone’s data connection.
Palringo works by integrating with several existing, popular messaging services: AOL’s AIM, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, Gadu Gadu, ICQ, Jabber and Windows Live Messenger. This also means people can use Palringo to contact their friends using iChat, Apple’s instant messaging (IM) client.
Palringo presents an iPhone user’s IM contacts in a single, combined, presence-aware list, whichever IM service their contacts are using. This eliminates any need to switch between different IM applications in order to send a message to different contacts. Sending a voice, picture or text-based message are single-click operations.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Smartphone PDA review Podcast

Smartphone PDA descriptions Podcast

Short piece discusses the different types of phones , PDAs and operating systems.

This was recorded before Apple released the SDK for the iPhone. SV

Smartphone Podcast

Sunday, August 10, 2008

iPhone medical and health web apps

With all the excitement over the ability to download programs from the iTunes store, we must not forget the large list of available webapps.
The list is currently 2146 strong.
A quick search of medical applications, suggests that the trend is moving toward downloadable software however. SV

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

ePocrates Online, new free version!

The medical reference material is a great addition to thus formerly medication only tool. The diseases can be searched by category and by a search box which automatically begins the search as the first character is entered. While not exhaustive, the topics include a good number of pediatric as adult entries. Photos add additional value. Medications mentioned in the disease module are linked to the complete discription in the medication reference module.

The premium version of the product adds

alternative medications
the Pill Identifier
the Medical Calculators
the Clinical Tables and Guidelines. SV

Epocrates partnered with BMJ Group, publisher of the British Medical Journal, to create this new web-based reference which delivers practical and up-to-date disease diagnosis and treatment guidelines at the immediate point of care. The product features peer-reviewed content that is authored by physician experts with guidance by BMJ Group. With the new disease database, you’ll get condition overview and risk factors, treatment approach, tests to order, national medical society guidelines, and more.

epocrates online

Saturday, July 19, 2008

iPhone sales headlines

Apple sells one million iPhone 3Gs in first weekend

More than 10 million downloads from iPhone App Store in first weekend

It took 74 days to sell more than one million original iPhones, this time it took only three days! This is definitely a platform that has attracted many software developers as well as customers. The repercussions are sure to continue effect the entire industry. SV

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

iPhone productivity suggestions

Here is a great article that lists 100 ways to make the iPhone more useful. SV

100 productivity suggestions

Sunday, July 13, 2008

iPhone Medical Survey # 3

Let us know how important the following would be towards the purchase of the new iPhone or iPod Touch.

Access to:

ePocrates Essentials
ePocrates Essentials Deluxe
Skyscape Titles
Unbound Medicine Titles

EHR compatibility
PHR compatiblity
Keyboard (actual not virtual)
Blood pressure machine interface
Glucometer interface
Portable Medical record (consumer version)

iPhone Medical Survey # 2 results

Will the SDK release make an iPhone purchase more likely?

By a ratio of 4 to 2 to 1: our respondents said that they were waiting for ePocrates compared to Skyscape and Unbound Medicine. The addition of 3G speeds was as important as access to Skyscape to titles.

EHR compatibility and e-Prescribing were surprising not very important. SV

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Financial applications for the iPhone

Here is a list of 25 iPhone applications. As a bonus, for those of you who also use the Blackberry, there is a list of 25 applications for you too! SV

Monday, July 7, 2008

iPhone 3G ADAM Symptom Navigator

This software has a friendly interface targeted at consumers.
While the content is consumer grade, I have seen IBM experimenting with an EHR that uses an image of the human body to organize information.

Here is some information from ADAM as well as a screen shot. SV

The free Symptom Navigator for the iPhone 3G helps consumers match medical symptoms with relevant assessments and appropriate treatments. Symptom Navigator empowers consumers to make the best use of the healthcare system and understand when self-care or a doctor visit is appropriate. To access the Symptom Navigator on the iPhone 3G, visit The tool offers possible causes of the symptom and medical condition, how to self treat, when it is an emergency, when you should call a doctor, and how to prevent it in the future.

Using the Symptom Navigator, consumers are presented with an image of the human body and they click on the affected area of the body to receive a menu of related symptoms. After selecting a symptom, the user is walked through the possible causes, home care, when to consult your doctor, and what to expect from your doctor. This data is provided by A.D.A.M. from their medically reviewed, evidence-based and URAC accredited Health Encyclopedia. A.D.A.M. owns one of the largest consumer health libraries in the world.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pocket Informant 1.0

This is a great product that has been bundled by HP in the past. SV

iPhone - Pocket Informant 1.0 coming second half of 2008
Designed for the iPhone and takes advantage of the unique iPhone Touch interface
Full Calendar: Agenda, Day, Week, Month
Month and Week View with timebars
Task Groups and Priorities
Full Contacts Integration
Search Calendar, Tasks, Contacts
Over-the-air synching to your Mac or PC


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

iPhone 3 G coming July 11, 2008

Faster, slimmer and open to new applications!

I'm still missing Bluetooth, however.

Our survey ends in 4 days so take this opportunity to have your opinions noted.

Most of you still feel that the SDK opportunity is more important than 3 G. SV

Visit the new App Store.

WWDC 2008 Keynote Address

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

iPhone UpToDate Compatibility part 2

UpToDate is now supported on the Mac Safari browser!

Please let us know of your experiences using the iPhone Safari browser. SV

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Apple store: no iPhones for sale!

The 3G phones must be on their way!
Make sure your credit card balances are paid up. SV

Apple Store

Thursday, April 24, 2008

4th version of the iPhone SDK released

The fourth beta version of the iPhone SDK includes Xcode IDE, iPhone simulator with Open GL ES support, Interface Builder, Instruments, frameworks and samples, compilers, and Shark analysis tool.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

FCC to propose national text message alerts

Considering the number of people with cell phones, you wonder what took them so long.

The next step would have the subscriber be given a language option which would then be activated by the local carrier. SV

Here are the types of alerts:

-A disaster that could jeopardize the health and safety of Americans, such as a terrorist attack; these would trigger a national alert from the president of the United States.

- Imminent or ongoing threats such as hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes.

- Child abductions or Amber alerts.


Monday, April 7, 2008

FlyTunes: Free Music and Talk "Radio"

Easy to use, pretty good selection.
Give it a try. SV

FlyTunes has nearly 200 unique channels of music, news, & sports that you can listen to anywhere. Most FlyTunes channels work on the EDGE network, so you can listen even with there’s no WiFi around.


Friday, March 28, 2008

Apple iPhone Developer SDK site

Here is the link for the Apple site to download the SDK and request a developer application. SV

Apple iPhone Developer SDK

Saturday, March 8, 2008

iPhone SDK Software Survey

Well avid readers, here is another opportunity to influence Apple and the software vendors.

Your comments and votes had a definite impact.

In addition to the survey, please let us know with your comments what additional features and software would make the iPhone more valuable. SV

Friday, March 7, 2008

ePocrates on iPhone video demo

Here are four impressive minutes of the application running directly on the iPhone, including the ability to identify a medication based upon a patient's description.

"Hey Dr Sal, my cardiologist just started me on a new medication. You know the little orange one with three sides".

With the ePocrates on the iPhone, the odds of identifying the medication just went up astronomically! SV

ePocrates video demo

ePocrates iPhone online version

While you wait for the downloadable version, here again is the link to use eProcrates medication information software OTA (over the air).
Here are some pictures of the screen shots.

ePocrates OTA

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Apple Announces iPhone 2.0 Software Beta

Features include support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and the App Store.

For developers:

Free SDK
$99.00 per year to hold developer license
$299.00 per year for the Enterprise program

retain 70% sales revenues

For customers:

The ability to download applications directly to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Steve Jobs continues to win hearts and minds. SV


Epocrates on the iPhone, as seen on the Roadmap

Well, I just got a notice from Epocrates that Apple has chosen to bring us Epocrates on the iPhone soon.

Here is a quote:

"Epocrates, Inc. was one of only five companies, including, AOL, EA and Sega, to be highlighted by Steve Jobs during the iPhone Software Roadmap media briefing. Epocrates has already begun working directly with Apple to create a downloadable version of its software for the iPhone operating system."

I'll post photos as they become available.

Apple April 6th Roadmap video

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Apple iPhone takes 28% of US Smartphone market in the 4th Quarter!

Apple's iPhone has captured more than the imagine of the American market and edges out Windows based phones. Is Europe next? SV


Sunday, January 27, 2008

iPhone firmware 1.1.3 prep Trojan horse malware

This is a reminder to only get your updates directly from Apple.
Here is a Symantec bulletin on the subject. SV


Monday, January 21, 2008