Unbound Medicine loves the iPhone


unbound-iphone.jpgThe Apple iPhone has been very well received, and for something priced as much as the PS3, I’m surprised it moved way more than the console (while both devices don’t do the same thing, it is still interesting to see how people perceive just how much value they can derive from one product over another for the same price). Unbound Medicine has done its homework way before the iPhone was released, coming up with software that enables both physicians and nurses alike to use the iPhone when consulting an online database that holds a wealth of information on diseases, the latest drugs, its side effects, and tests while keeping up with medical journals. Since this information is being updated all the time, they have the latest information at their fingertips without booting up a laptop or computer.

For those who are interested in a live demo, Unbound Medicine has made available a test interface here. This will be up for a limited time only though so head on there quickly before they decide to pull it off public domain. There will be a wide range of medical products to choose from with your iPhone, with emphasis being placed on famous, regularly updated references. Some of the more popular titles include Harrison’s Manual of Medicine and Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests from McGraw-Hill, the 5-Minute Clinical Consult from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, the Red Book® from the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Davis’s Drug Guide and Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary from F.A. Davis. Unbound MEDLINE has even gone so far as to include a search capability that has access to over 17 million journal articles as well as medical journal tracking.

Hopefully those online medical journals won’t come with Flash or Java modules as we all know the Safari browser on the iPhone can’t work with either format. Guess hospitals had better upgrade their Internet connection to include building-wide WiFi for their doctors and nurses to take advantage of this virtual library.

Source: Medgadget

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hardmanb Says: July 4, 2007 at 3:17 pm

The iPhone is being enthusiastic explored by Lawyers and Judges. In my state, as others, a major benefit of bar membership is free online research services.

Now, for the first time, in conference, or in the courtroom, lawyers can search for federal and state statutes, and cases, and present them during objections and negotiations. The impact of a lawyer being able to hand his/her iPhone to the judge with a case aor statute is immediate and devastating, leading to more effective lawyering and better court decisions. Lawyers also can make much more productive use of “waiting time”.

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