Thursday, December 13, 2007

ePocrates Now Available on the iPhone

If you've got an iPhone and need ePocrates or if you've been wanting an iPhone but have held off making the purchase because you use ePocrates and don't want to be without it, have I got good news for you!

From the folks at ePocrates comes the following announcement:

At this time, it’s not possible to download Epocrates software to an iPhone device. However, we’re pleased to announce that the free Epocrates Online web-based drug reference is now available in a format that's optimized for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Simply point your Safari browser to to access continually updated monographs for more than 3,300 drugs.

Here’s some of the enthusiastic feedback we’ve already received from customers:

"When I opened [it] and saw that it worked just like the iPhone, it actually made me smile!"
- Lewis Hofmann, MD

"It is a beautiful site."
- John Berry, MD

Apple recently announced that in early 2008 software developers will be able to begin to create applications for iPhone devices. We are excited to explore the opportunity to offer our mobile products on this new platform.


  1. Planet DDS, Inc. ( offers a web-based (SaaS) practice management software application to dental practices. The application manages all business and clinical data for a dental practice.

    Recently, we created a secure interface from our application to the iPhone. So, via the iPhone, a dentist can access patient records, health and treatment histories, radiographs, prescriptions, appointment schedules, office reports, etc.

    Interestingly, the application was developed by one of our engineers, Rahul Khot, on his own initiative, because he thought it would be cool. The resulting interest from dentists has shown that they, too, think it’s cool. Because of the iPhone interface, our lead generation increased almost 25% in the last two weeks.

    Beyond the fact that our application now gives a dentist the excuse that he or she was looking for to buy an iPhone, there is valid interest that the quality of treatment will improve, especially in the case of dealing with emergencies over the phone – a situation all dentists dread, especially since it often involves prescribing medication without adequate information.

    We see the iPhone, utilizing applications like ours, becoming a standard practice tool for dentists. We would very much like to work with Apple to create this wave, and naturally then, ride on its success by providing the software that continues to increase dentists’ ability to offer better treatment to their patients.

  2. Hi Dr. Fluke and Dental Tech Blog readers!

    Epocrates extends a warm thank you to the medical community for helping drive Apple’s decision to support development of Epocrates products for the iPhone. Based on your high demand and Epocrates track record, it was announced today that Epocrates has been working with Apple to make its clinical content available on the iPhone operating system.

    To learn more visit:

    If you have already installed Apple’s iPhone or iTouch January update, you can now add an Epocrates Online shortcut to your home screen. To do this visit, click on the + sign at the bottom of the page. In the menu that appears, touch “Add to home screen”. Enter a name for the icon, then touch “Add” in the upper right corner.

    Best wishes!

    The Epocrates Team