1. yalervp's Avatar
    Last week I had the most productive day thanks to my PB. In the AM, I had to meet with the A.D.A about a criminal investigation and review the medical facts about a case (I'm an ED doc). No problem, I logged into Citrix and went through the notes from the medical chart, fired up PACSWeb and reviewed CT scans and x-rays with the lawyers so they could have an understanding of the extent of the injuries.
    Next, I was off to a presentation to some faculty members back at the hospital. I got there a little early, so I fired up some Madden and killed some time. When presentation time came around, the desktop in the room was not working. No problem, I downloaded my presentation from my dropbox account, pulled out an HDMI cable, hooked it up to the flat screen in the room and gave my presentation from the PB.
    All of the people in the room either had or expressed that they were going to buy an iPad but they couldn't help but acknowledge how awesome my tablet (that fits so nicely in a white coat pocket, btw) really is. Awesome.
    02-14-12 04:27 AM
  2. jajano's Avatar
    Can u recommended some medical apps?
    02-14-12 05:46 AM
  3. klinton's Avatar
    Can u recommended some medical apps?
    Exactly, Playbook is perfect for Medical use. However, RIM is totally deaf to this fact. Medscape works well on OS2 beta though they really should have a native version. RIM should sponsor this. Gave up buying from Amazon as they have no intention of releasing a native Kindle app. Kobo works very well and has good range of surgical textbooks.
    02-14-12 07:59 AM
  4. jajano's Avatar
    Exactly, Playbook is perfect for Medical use. However, RIM is totally deaf to this fact. Medscape works well on OS2 beta though they really should have a native version. RIM should sponsor this. Gave up buying from Amazon as they have no intention of releasing a native Kindle app. Kobo works very well and has good range of surgical textbooks.
    U mean medscape website?? I'm using that web quite often as well..
    Really need some native offline medical app for quick reference and for some educational thing.
    02-14-12 08:21 AM
  5. BitPusher2600's Avatar
    Amazing story good sir, in fact, awesome. Thank you for taking the time to tell us.
    02-14-12 08:25 AM
  6. Scotter75's Avatar
    I believe QNX has medical applications. I was wandering around on their web site and they have quite a section on medical. You will have to check it out. I am not in the medical field.
    02-14-12 11:05 AM
  7. rotorwrench's Avatar
    I'll ask what they're using, but the clinic I was in several weeks ago was using several PBs. I do know that a lot of companies and medical facilities using PBs have custom apps developed for them.
    02-14-12 11:23 AM
  8. yalervp's Avatar
    I haven't found any medical apps that I like for the playbook, but the browser works great so I can bring up any site I need for info (Medscape and the NEJM are good examples of stuff I read when there's downtime). We definitely need more medical apps for this platform. This thing's ability to multitask is perfect for the medical community.
    Since Citrix has gone functional, I've found using EPIC ASAP to be pretty nice. I bought a capacitive touch stylus and that helps me get around my "fat finger syndrome" as it comes to tablets and all the little buttons they have for that application. I can now chart in the patients' rooms, order labs and review the images with them right at the bedside.
    RIM should just shadow me for one day and they'd have an effective marketing campaign to last them for months. They call me Blackberry man at the hospital because everybody is iOS and android but nobody is as efficient as me without sitting at a computer station (or in the lunch line)
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    02-14-12 04:39 PM
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