OTC drug interaction analyzer for smartphones

Medilyzer is a smartphone application designed to provide mobile information and drug interaction checking for various over-the-counter (OTC) medications. The application is available for both the iPhone and Android smartphones, and according to the Medilyzer website a BlackBerry edition is on its way.

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PracticeRx by Doctor’s Digest for the iPhone

I saw this application in the new issue of Hospital Pharmacy. PracticeRx is an application from Doctor’s Digest that provides informational practice tips and various alerts on health care related topics The registration process is quick, easy and requires that you identify your profession and specialty practice area. There are some screen shots below that […]

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Medscape Mobile for the BlackBerry

Medscape has been around for quite some time. In fact it was one of the first online communities offering specific information for pharmacists. I started using it sometime around 1997. It hadn’t been around for long at that time, but the content was well done. I received an email last week introducing the availability of […]

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Facial recognition via your Android smartphone

VentureBeat: “Recognizr uses FaceLib, a mobile face recognition library from Polar Rose, which is available for Android and iPhone. FaceLib can recognize faces in photo or video but, in common with other facial recognition products, is more accurate for photos. Recognizr also uses Polar Rose’s server-side solution FaceCloud because you can’t store profiles of all […]

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Cool Technology for Pharmacy

This weeks cool technology comes by way of a comment left at in response to a recent post I wrote on smartphones and pharmacy practice. The author of the comment, @pillguy, is an iPhone fanboy and pharmacy technology guru. @pillguy:  “The iPhone certainly has some promising applications related to EHRs. Airstrip is one of […]

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Are smartphones a viable platform for pharmacy practice?

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of tablet PCs. In fact, I can’t imagine life without one. The reason why acute care pharmacists haven’t adopted the tablet PC platform escapes me. My complete opinion on the matter can be found here. With the growing need for real-time access to patient data it no […]

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“What’d I miss?” – Week of December 20th

As usual there were a lot of things that happened during the week, and not all of it was pharmacy or technology related. Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff I found interesting.

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Physician dictation on mobile smartphones

RTT News: “3M Health Information Systems has released 3M(TM) Mobile Dictation Software, a powerful new application that extends 3M’s dictation, transcription, and speech recognition solutions. Available on the BlackBerry(R) or Windows Mobile(R) platforms, the software offers physicians the freedom of using a single device for phone, email, and dictation, and provides “anytime, anywhere” access via […]

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Drug information resources

Below is a list of drug information resources for both mobile devices and online access. I’ve used most, but not all, of these resources and have found the mobile versions to be a valuable resource when you’re on the go. While it is possible to access the online versions of these resources via a smartphone, […]

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