The Palmdoc Chronicles

Friday, July 21, 2006

The Palmdoc Chronicles has moved house

Exciting news.
First of all, I've got a proper domain name, at last. You can now access the Palmdoc Chronicles simply by surfing over to

The new site is hosted on a server which uses the Wordpress publishing engine. I like Wordpress as I am familiar with it, there are many beautiful templates I can use and more importantly I can categorise posts and search posts as it is database driven.
While Blogger has served me well all these years, it is time to move on.
So ladies and gentlemen, please change your web links and your bookmarks to
If you are using Feedburner, I've changed the feed to point to the new RSS feed, If you are using Bloglines or some other RSS feed reader, you may point the reader directly to the new site's RSS feed,

This will be the last post on Blogger. Thank you for your attention.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Press Release: Global Care Quest Announces ICIS PocketPACS(via MedGadget )

picICIS PocketPACS, the newest member of healthcare software developer Global Care Quest, Inc.’s Integrated Clinical Information System (ICIS) line up, is an advanced viewing application that can take images from virtually any Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) and send it to a handheld device or mobile smartphone via wireless Internet or high-speed cellular phone network. The system displays and manipulates chest X-rays, bone X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and most other medical imaging modalities.

ICIS PocketPACSBeyond simple image display, ICIS PocketPACS offers a number of advanced viewing functions including zoom, pan, multi-slice scrolling, Cine mode, window-level contrast adjustments, and Image inversion and rotation. The system will display all PACS images at the maximum screen size and image resolution of which the handheld device is capable. In most situations ICIS PocketPACS displays diagnostic quality images suitable for assessment and patient triaging.

Nice to see them use the Treo as an example. Even with the Treo's 320x320 screen, I really don't know how sharp the X-ray images will turn out. Still, interesting use of technology but I suspect this will evolve as the hardware gets better and better.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Dx/Rx: Palliative Cancer Care

New in Palmgear: Dx/Rx: Palliative Cancer Care

picDetails precise, up-to-date information on palliative cancer care.
Key Features
* Provides a look at the field of pallative care which has been emerging in cancer centers across the nation
* Concisely and precisely introduces this vital aspect of oncologic care
* Discusses cancer pain and palliative care in a very understandable context
* New interactive flowcharts: Now, complex algorithms and protocols are transformed from static images into dynamic step-by-step decision support tools. See how this innovative feature can quickly and easily walk you through even the most intricate decision models.
* Built-in Medical Calculator: Equianalgesic Doses of Common Opioids Form provides instant access from within topics

Friday, July 14, 2006

Beta: Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia, PDA Edition

Tarascon Publishing and USBMIS, Inc. would like to offer you the opportunity to be one of the first to test-drive the newest PDA version of the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia.
Visit for more information and to get your Beta copy of the new Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia for your PDA.

The new Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia, PDA Edition is now more complete than ever. Many additional features join the existing trusted content to create the most valuable drug reference available for Palm and Pocket PC devices.

New Features Include:

  • New Graphical Interface gives the application a sharp, new look for hi-resolution devices
  • 6 New Calculators assist with adult GFR, pediatric GFR, Temperature Conversions, and Weight Conversions
  • New Content Preferences feature allows users to customize the order in which content is displayed in their application
  • New Bookmarks enables further customization of frequently-used content
  • Improved Device Support now includes support for higher resolutions, larger screens and Palm landscape mode.
Beta testing for the new Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia, PDA edition is going on now and will be open until Aug 2nd, 2006.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Must-have Medical Apps for your PDA

I thought of kicking off a series of "Must-have Medical Apps" for your PDA as it would be useful for doctors starting off with their new PDA or Smartphone.
PalmOS or PPC platforms welcome. Perhaps we'll start off for those of you in General Practice or General Medicine.
Please add your suggestions in this forum or post your comment here.

Watch out for the next post: Must-have Medical Apps for your PDA - General Medicine

Friday, July 07, 2006

Harrison’s Practice

Harrison's Practice is a completely new resource from the expert editors of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. Practical, concise answers to your clinical questions are presented in an innovative and easy-to-navigate format that helps you quickly find everything you need to establish a diagnosis and select the right treatment option.
With Unbound Medicine's unique PDA, Web and Wireless platform you can carry Harrison's Practice anywhere! Intuitive built-in navigation helps you quickly review information and link to related topics. Regular updates are delivered automatically on the Web and when you synchronize your handheld.

Monday, July 03, 2006

My Procedures v1.1

My Procedures v1.1 is a freebie which trainees and students who need to keep medical procedure logs might want to have in their PDAs.
"My Procedures" lets you track your procedures, from your pda or Windows desktop, print a list of your procedures, with a spreadsheet, and email a list of your procedures.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

New Skyscape Releases

Dx/Rx: Leukemia 9.0.7
Dx/Rx: Leukemia (DxRxLeuk) provides a comprehensive review of the leukemias and myeloproliferative disorders.
Dx/Rx: Breast Cancer 9.0.5
Dx/Rx: Breast Cancer is a complete but concise reference that covers staging, monoclonal antibody therapy, genetic aspects of breast cancer, and prevention strategies, among other important topics.
FDA Guide to Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins 9.0.7
Badbugs is an essential mobile reference that provides the basic facts regarding the characteristic disease symptoms of foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins.