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  1. dr_h's Avatar
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    We need real medical apps like what iphone has

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    and so on
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    i second that , its nice to have a little medical on the go. hehe specially with our 6hour hospital wait time ;)
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    Oh, yes we do!

    Unbound Medicine has done a good job bringing most of their medical apps to WP7, but we need more developers on board!
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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.
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    You have one built into WP7. its called a phone, where you can call your doctor and get help if you health is bothering you.LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_mono70 View Post
    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.
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    I hope Mango brings availability of the APIs that Lexicomp and others need to develop their apps, then.
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    What do these medical apps do that you people want?
    Just curious. Cause I can not think of a single actual useful thing.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 1jaxstate1 View Post
    You have one built into WP7. its called a phone, where you can call your doctor and get help if you health is bothering you.LOL!

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    LMAO! man your killing me ... you can also use bing to find hospitals ;)

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    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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    I know the type of apps he's talking about. A lot of Doctors used Palm handhelds with apps like this for years until smartphones took over with the iPhone. WP7 does lack medical professional apps.
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    Medical apps are for medical professionals, as well as for lay people that are interested in medical information.
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    Mango is here, but I see no medical apps announced :(

    Thinking of jumping the gun with Harrison's for my Focus... Starting my Internal Medicine rotation next week.
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    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.
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    I was thinking that in lieu of a dedicated app, I could use the browser versions of Epocrates and/or Medscape, at least until they hopefully release an app. Can someone tell me how well https://online.epocrates.com/home and http://reference.medscape.com/ run on the WP7 built-in browser?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enahs555 View Post
    What do these medical apps do that you people want?
    Just curious. Cause I can not think of a single actual useful thing.
    I'm a firefighter/medic and I use it a lot to indentify medicines and dosages that I don't always see so often in the back of the truck, or if someone gives a Monday through Friday drug box and they have pills, you can use the apps to tell what the pill is by the shape, color and the writing on it. Most I know by heart, but sometimes you get odd ones. Sadly, I have to use my partners phone because Windows Phone 7 has absolutely nothing (except for UnBound) but I'm not paying that fee nor does my department.
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    I'm reviving this old thread... 3 months after the last post, and medical apps are still nowhere to be found! :(
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    I have the Medscape reference page pinned to my Start screen. It's not the most elegant solution, but it works.
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    Couldn't be anymore disappointed with Windows Phone as there still aren't solutions coming out that don't require a huge payout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_h View Post
    We need real medical apps like what iphone has

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    I could not agree more. I really like my phone, it is faster than my old iPhone and I like many of the features. However, it is not going to be my phone much longer if medical apps are not available by this summer as I cannot continue to go without these apps for my job. Epocrates says they wont make an app for Windows phone. I use Davis drug guide but need much, much more to give the functionality I need in the hospital caring for patients. Please help and quick!
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    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.
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    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.
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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.
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    If the Davis Drug Guide were cheaper, I'd get it. As it stands, I can pin the Medscape reference page to my home screen for free.
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    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
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