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Epocrates for iPhone

Posted by medliorator on March 28, 2008

I hear this all the time. What are the two biggest reasons doctors give for not switching to the iPhone?

  1. They don’t want to change their carrier to AT&T and
  2. The iPhone can’t run Epocrates or other third party software.

[reason #2] has been answered with the release of the iPhone SDK (software development kit). And to the surprise of many physicians, Epocrates was one of the first products to be showcased.

 

Health care professionals who are iPhone users — or plan to purchase one — are waiting until June, when the application store for third party iPhone software will go live. …enthusiasm should be tempered by the understanding that third party software like Epocrates has already been available for the Treo and for Windows Mobile. Seen this way, iPhone users are only getting now what they should have received all along.

iPhone Medicine Watch: Epocrates on the iPhone [Efficient MD]

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