Friday, July 24, 2009

Epocrates Essentials Details

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Epocrates continues to evolve and improve their database products for healthcare professionals. Their iPhone product, in particular, has been updated and expanded several times since its launch. Here is the latest rundown of features and benefits. If you have an iPhone, you should check this out.

Epocrates Essentials for iPhone OS includes:

Medication Information — Review continually updated prescribing and safety information on over 3,300 branded and generic prescription drugs, hundreds of over-the-counter products, and hundreds of alternative (herbal) medicines and dietary supplements.

InteractionCheck — tap the "Interactions" tab and enter up to 30 drugs to check for interactions.

Disease Information and Images — Access in-depth diagnostic and evidence-based treatment information for hundreds of diseases and conditions, including high-resolution disease images. This peer-reviewed content was developed in collaboration with the BMJ Group.

Pill ID — Identify a mystery drug by tapping the "Pill ID" tab and entering its physical characteristics such as color and size.
Infectious Disease Treatment Guide — gives you treatment guidelines and recommendations for hundreds of infectious diseases, linked to drug monographs.

Diagnostic and Lab Tests — Get help with lab preparation, interpretation, and next steps.

Search by Class — Search for a drug by its name or tap “Browse Drugs, Diseases, Labs…” and choose “Drug by Class” to find a drug by its classification.

Tables/Calcs — Additional association guidelines, references and medical calculators to help you every day.

Formularies — click on "My Account" at and select "Edit Formularies" to add free health plan, hospital, and Medicare Part D insurance formularies.

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DocAlert® messages — timely clinical news appears each time you sync.

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