JRAd consulting, Inc.
As a medical student, I began to realize the power and
utility that the Newton PDAs could have on the wards- I
could hold all the pertinent information regarding my
patients right there in my hand. Their medications and
medication allergies, their lab reports (stretching back as
far as I wanted them), an up-to-date problem list, all the
procedures that they had received, and any notes I had
written about them- from long H&Ps to short scribbles.
This device also had the ability to manage a to do list for
these patients to keep me organized, on track, and looking
good in front of my medical peers. The only shortcoming was
the medically related Newton software available at the time.
The two that even came close to my standards were remarkably
overpriced. On a student's budget (and even a Resident's
salary, I realized), there was no way I could afford one of
them. What if they did not meet my needs? What if they were
buggy? I'd be out a whole lot of money with no tool to
satisfy me. Thus, the dream of Palmedic was born- "if you
want something done right, do it yourself" has been the
motto behind the package ever since. Palmedic has grown from
a simple desire to be organized on rounds as a medical
student to a package that rivals the expensive solutions on
the market today.
With the release of Palmedic v 2.x, the program has
become an invaluable resource in producing and maintaining a
patient's medical record. The program is written
specifically for the Newton 2.x Operating System, thus
taking advantage of its many advances, including speed, ease
of use and increased functionality. Version 2.x uses
plug-ins for data entry
and reporting. This makes Palmedic the most versatile
medical information manager on the market. The user may load
only the modules they need, be it medications, problems, and
patient allergies or patient billing, and note creation via
templates and macros. Users may also have custom modules
created for them or may create their own. Palmedic is
distributed with a standard set of plug-ins that make it a
complete patient management solution, and new modules are
being created all the time. There is no longer the need to
model the way you manage your patient information after a
particular program. Use Palmedic to enter and report on a
patient's data using your own methods.
Another great advance in Palmedic 2.x is its integration
with your Newton MessagePad's other programs. Palmedic
integrates with the Names application, Dates application,
medical reference books (like Lexi-Comp drug reference from
K2 consultants), note
writing utilities (notably Transcriptionist
from Tactile Systems), and with the capability of plug-ins,
Palmedic has the ability to communicate with any other
program on your Newton- those that exist now, and those that
are yet to come.
Download the demo of
Palmedic and see for yourself that no other patient
management solution compares to its functionality, ease of
use, and equally as important, its price (Palmedic 2.x
retails for $200 whereas the equivalent tools produced by
other companies retail at about $500).
NOTE: The retail price for Palmedic
has been decreased to $79.
Chart view in Palmedic 2.x (rotated view)