Recently I was fortunate enough to be a beta tester for the new Android version of Lexi-Comp’s suite of medical information software. I was very excited for the opportunity as I’ve been using what I would consider inferior drug information resources since purchasing my Droid about a month ago. The installation was a problem initially as the databases wouldn’t install directly to the microSD card on the Droid. As you can imagine, the databases are large and immediately filled up the physical memory on the device. Within a couple of weeks of reporting the problem to Lexi-Comp they had corrected the issue and sent me a new build that installed seamlessly.
The first thing that struck me was the sheer number of reference databases available from Lexi-comp. I’m a long time user of Lexi-Drugs, both paper and electronic, but have never really looked at other options. Because this was a beta test, Lexi-Comp sent me a laundry list of products to look at.
Medical references installed included:
– Pediatric Lexi-Drugs
– Nursing Lexi-Drugs
– Natural Products
– Infectious Diseases
– Lab and Diagnostic Procedures
– Harrison’s Practice
– 5 – Minute Clinical Consult
– 5 – Minute Pediatric Consult
– AHFS Essentials
– Drug Allergy
– Pregnancy and Lactation
– and so and so forth for a total of 31 drug and medical references of various shapes and sizes.
In addition to the reference applications, the Lexi-Comp package came with a drug interaction analyzer, which I put through quite a battery of tests and was pleased with the results.
I make a living as a pharmacist and can say hands down that Lexi-Comp has created one heck of a product. The references are easy to use, intuitive and every bit the high quality I’ve come to expect from Lexi-Comp. They should be congratulated for creating a fine product.
At this point I only wish that I had screen shots to put in the post, but alas I have yet to figure out an easy way to grab screen images directly from the Droid. If I am able to get some good images along the way, I will be sure to update the post. Until then I encourage you to visit the Lexi-Comp Android page where you will find a screen cast video and a few images of the Lexi-Comp drug interaction analyzer.