Unbound Medicine loves the iPhone
The 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.