- 04-30-2012, 11:14 AM #26
Well here is the one I was talking about
Netter's Anatomy Atlas for iPad on the iTunes App Store
apparently its 90 dollars, I couldn't find the iPod/iPhone version but this iPad version is 90 dollars
Last time I checked (quite a while ago) I saw the iPod/iPhone version was 39.99, although maybe that has changed.
Here's is a GREAT demo of how the PlayBook can be used in a medical setting, to be quite honest this implementation would actually help out a lot in the hospital I've worked at as a cooperative education student and volunteer.
- 04-30-2012, 12:40 PM #32
Medscape published an article few weeks back saying mobile iOS penetration of doctors is 30-50%. That's huge, obviously, and carries its own prestige and momentum. When it comes to work (or school), I try to set aside whatever fanboy tendencies I have and focus on getting the work done. No question that Apple is dominating the medical field right now, and it's up to RIM and developers to change that. There's a reason I kept my ipod touch and use it side by side with the playbook. But the playbook has its own advantages, yes including price, yes including portability, multitasking, etc.
The playbook is in some ways better suited to the medical setting than the ipad. RIM should focus on medical, if for no other reason than because hardware expenses in medicine can always be shifted to corporate and government - which also means bulk purchasing - there are constantly resources being put into new tech, and finally because the medical environment is subject to regulatory pressure (read: security) in ways that the ipad was not designed to deal with, but which the playbook is.
If I were RIM and I wanted to compete with ipad in medical, I would put together presentations demonstrating how patient data can be hacked off the ipad, what regulatory and legal penalties such an event may force on health providers and their employers, and how all that risk could be eliminated by switching to playbook. Of course, they would also need to have all the right apps in place by then, and no doubt apple would fight back by boosting security, but at least RIM could get a foot in the door.
Goku... I saw that app, but there are so many netter apps for iOS with seemingly overlapping content that I never know which one I should get + some of them force you into in-app purchases for additional modules.
- 04-30-2012, 12:59 PM #33
I'm glad I got the playbook (just last week), and I'm excited at its potential, but I wouldn't advise it to fellow med students who don't already have an iOS product they can lean on while playbook gets better.
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04-30-2012, 01:39 PM #34
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DICOM Reader/Viewer (for MRI Scans)
Slightly off topic - but I wondered if you could help....
I have been helping my (very experienced) physiotherapists set up the technology for their expanding business - they are now using PlayBooks to manage their calendar appointments via two gmail accounts (which has saved them a fortune as they don't need a Receptionist)
When the Physios wanted to review my MRI Scans (a tale of degenerative disc disease woe....), we had to use a laptop - however, one of my best friends (General Medical Consultant) can view my MRI Scans on her iPad
I would like to be able to set up the Physio's with DICOM viewers on their PlayBooks, along with a structured Image Repository on their server
Do you know if there is a DICOM Reader/Viewer for the PlayBook? I have looked and cannot find any. A company advertises DICOM-AVC as working on iPad, Android & PlayBook - but I cannot find it in AppWorld (maybe I am searching on the wrong criteria?)
Any help gratefully received
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PlayBook 64Gb - 126.96.36.1994 (and another spare PB 64Gb)
and a Doro345gsmPAYG for everytime the new BB9900/Orange3G knacks up.... (btw Doro make great simple big-button handsets for seniors and for those of us with reduced feeling in our fingertips.....)
- 04-30-2012, 01:51 PM #35
- 04-30-2012, 02:02 PM #36
Edit: By the way, Alex, I've been avoiding syncing my Gmail account (email, calendar, contacts) with the Playbook, but after I just read your comment I decided to try. It took one minute and works flawlessly. The calendar is actually easier to navigate and use in Playbook than in actual html on a desktop.
Last edited by victorshikhman; 04-30-2012 at 02:25 PM. Reason: new info
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04-30-2012, 02:16 PM #37
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Has anyone tried using the "Printing To Go" feature from the Desktop? The one that lets you print stuff and it automatically puts a PDF on your Blackberry Playbook?
You could open up any of the Medical Text Book PDF's and use the "Print to Go" feature:
BlackBerry - Print To Go
It will put a PDF file directly on your Playbook without even having to connect it to your computer. That may also correct the formatting issues or compression/size problems. I realize that this is converting a PDF to another PDF, but maybe that conversion makes it run smoother once it gets on the Playbook and strips any extra info that may slow things down and makes the file smaller.
- 04-30-2012, 03:21 PM #38
How my PlayBook and Print To Go saved my behind
Loving the print to go feature. It turned out to be a lot more convenient and useful than what the initial impression of the application portrayed it to be.
- 05-02-2012, 03:04 PM #39
Our next release is going to bring some sweet speed improvements in loading docs and scrolling through them. We're finishing up testing this week and it should be released in the next week or so (plus BB's turnaround to processing the update to market after that). I'm pretty excited about it and can't wait to see what everyone thinks about it!
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- 05-02-2012, 09:17 PM #42
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05-03-2012, 11:51 AM #45
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My local provider is approx. 200 providers (my wife is one). They were going to impliment IPAD's, but have been having security issues. It would be a great time for RIM to make a move. I have sent numerous emails and tried various means to contact RIM sales, but can not find an avenue to get anyone to listen.
- 05-03-2012, 12:00 PM #46
Nonetheless you have intrigued me enough to think about checking it out.
You might want to contact the RIM Public Relations department.
Scroll down to "Media Contacts" Not sure how much help that will be but hey it's a start right?
RIM News - Research In Motion Newsroom
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- 05-03-2012, 02:58 PM #49