Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Does Epocrates run on a BlackBerry?

As of now, certain Epocrates solutions work on a BlackBerry. Others don't. Do you know which ones do and which ones don't?
  • Epocrates Free - Yes
  • Epocrates Pro - Yes
  • Epocrates Essentials - No
  • Epocrates Essentials Deluxe - I'll let you guess that one based on the previous answer
  • Epocrates Medtools - No
  • Epocrates Mobile CME - No

So, should you get a BlackBerry if you're a medical student? What if you're a resident? I would advise against it at this point. Unless you plan to do all your medical research using the web browser, I would suggest that you get a phone that has more medical software available for its operating system. Right now, that limits you mainly to Windows Mobile and the Apple iPhone. You could get the Palm Pre (which runs WebOS) and purchase additional software that will allow you to run older Palm OS applications, but why?

What does Epocrates Essentials offer? A version of the 5 Minute Clinical Consult (branded as "disease monographs" on the Epocrates website). Care to compare all the different versions of Epocrates solutions? Take a look at this comparison table.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:18 PM

    I was able to run epocrates pro on the Storm/Verizon, but after last BB Storm OS update, I now cannot use landscape mode or hide the keyboard on the device. It appears the subsequent epocrates updates 1.205 and later do not support the Storm. This is crippling my device. 2 calls to epocrates support thus far. No solutions.