Most of the pediatricians that I know bounce away when they realize that the price for the Lexi Pediatric Suite is $179. They must be saying why should we buy such an expensive app while we can have Epocrates and Skyscape for free on the iPhone.
Here’s the answer;
The Lexi Pediatric Suite is unlike Epocrates, Skyscape, or Unbound Medicine, is offered straight away. You pay for the app and you get all the contents with regular updates. While in the case of other developers, they don’t provide full contents, they just tempt you with a free summarized app on which you have to download and purchase the content from their respective websites. So for example if you want to have a fully functional Epocrates Essentials you’d have to pay $150 yearly subscription and similarly with the other developers.
So that’s why Lexi priced in that range. But someone might argue that this a bad marketing idea, they should provide a free “lite” app to let users get an idea and convince them to pay for the full fledged app.
Here’s how the iPhone’s Lexi Pediatric Suite looks like;
The sweet suite sports the following:
- The 5 Minutes Pediatric Consult. The best seller of all times for the Pediatric PDA.
- The Lexi Tox and House hold database. The most detailed toxicology reference that a pediatrician can ever find on the mobile.
- The Pediatric Lexi Drugs. A drug database that is so complete and updated to the extent that it’s being used by Pediatric Care Online and UptoDate.
- Lexi Interact. A comprehensive interactions database with a real multi-drug analyzer.
- Lab and Diagnostic Procedures. A huge collection of all the available labs and tests.
To have all these resources packaged in a single app and an easy to use interface it makes sense to pay that $179.
The Lexi Pediatric Suite is a serious app and the details are scrutinized and synchronized with the Lexi database which is trusted nation wide.
Recently there were two important enhancements to this app:
First; they added the household products database and Lab database which were not there initially, this is probably in response to our request posted previously on the Pediatric PDA Blog!
Second; they added an update function so that we can update the database right within the app and no need to wait for app update from iTunes. This was one of the glitches that we recorded in the initial version.
You can open the purchase page of the app in iTunes when you click on the icon below
Thank you Lexi for such a great app.