Pepid; a PDA tool well known among ER doctors which contains loads of ER information in the form of topics, figures, calculators, drug information, laboratory information, drug interactions and many others.
This wonderful app has been made available as a wireless website which can be accessed by any PDA or phone that has browsing capability.
Just point your iPhone’s Safari or your Pocket PC’s IE Mobile to http://mobile.pepid.com and you will be there.
Their suites whether the ED or the PCP both have Pediatrics Module with specific pediatric information and dosages and calculators.
The slide show below demonstrates some screenshots of Pepid Mobile as accessed by iPod Touch.
Of course this will be the same for the iPhone via Wifi or 3G.
The wireless version does not miss anything from the native application that we used to play on our Palm and Windows Mobile devices. But this time we can also have it on the iPhone or iTouch.
The Bad News:
First: Unlike Unbound Medicine they don’t offer wireless subscription when you subscribe for the native application, and so we have to purchase both the wireless and the built-in application for more than $300 per year!
Second: Although the website is user friendly but they did not create an iPhone-friendly website and so they did not redesign it to be compatible with the easy finger touch user interface and consequently buttons and links are still quite difficult to tap even on a wide iPod or iPhone screen.
The Good News:
[Update 3-17-2009] PEPID native app is now available, check this Pda4peds review.