View Full Version : PEPID vs. Clinical Medicine Consult? for Primary Care Int Medicine
01-26-2003, 06:04 PM
I'm a brand new pda user who is also fairly new to practice.
I have the 5-Minute Clinical Consult
ePocrates, and the JohnS Hopkins Abx guide. I love using UpToDate during my fellowship, so I am looking for it's pda-equivalent.
01-26-2003, 07:06 PM
Go to www.skyscape.com. They have many reference books available. I like Outlines in Clinical Medicine and Hospital Medicine.
Up to Date is great but I think its only PPC still.
01-26-2003, 09:49 PM
I have tried several other programs but still like PEPID best. Updated every 2-3 months, good support, available on a wide range if pda's and desktops. Been a user for several years. No other conection to company except happy end-user.
01-27-2003, 06:09 AM
i've been very happy with clinical medicine consult...
have no experience with pepid though now i'm going to try the demo now that i know it exists.
clinical medicine consult has a demo as well; it's partially functional version of the whole book.
i recommend trying both demos and deciding from there.
Not much use for Clie users but hopefully a Palm OS version will be coming soon:
"January 27, 2003, Wellesley, MA: UpToDate, publisher of a point of care information resource for physicians, today announced the availability of its comprehensive and current service on Pocket PC handhelds. With UpToDate physicians can quickly look up the latest medical information to find answers to questions that arise during patient care without having to leave their patient's bedside. UpToDate on a Pocket PC gives physicians 50,000 pages of current medical knowledge, across all of general internal medicine and 12 medical sub-specialties, in an easily searchable handheld format. "
Read the full press release at http://www.uptodate.com/press_release/030127_pocket_pc.asp
01-29-2003, 11:24 AM
Thanks for the "S" above Sammycat :)
03-12-2003, 09:42 PM
For Internal Medicine: Clinical Medicine Consult hands down on a PDA! (the full version of all the specialties). The price is only $50, updates 4x a yr, runs off of memory card, uses iSilo, extremely easy to install, gives REFERENCES (not all will do this!), has hyperlinks & pictures.
PEPID (ER): a BEAR to install!!! :( Customer support does not know computers well. Price is expensive. Had & have it both on a Handera 330 & a Sony Clie NX70V.
UpToDate: I was a beta tester on a PPC (iPAQ), & extremely under-impressed (after I had been using it on my PC, during fellowship). WAAAY, WAAAY overpriced (both PC & PDA versions), clumsy user interface (IMHO: both PC & PDA), it used up ALL the memory on a iPAQ). Customer support is bad. Clinical Medicine Consult has the same info.
Hope this helps...
My 2 cents.
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