Since doctors are never without their mobile devices, it is no surprise that several vendors offer mobile clinical decision support tools making it even easier for the physicians to treat a patient.
For example, VisualDx Mobile, which is available for both iPhone and iPod Touch, allows physicians to visually validate a diagnosis and the doctor can search for a specific diagnosis by name.
VisualDX provides a gallery of thousands of images, and variations of each disease are offered by age, stage, and skin type giving doctors the ability to perform side-by-side comparisons.
Skyscape offers 5 Minute Clinical Consult 2011. With 5MCC, the doctor has access to over 900 medical conditions and it presents the doctor with a flow chart style view of the diagnosis, giving the doctor a step-by-step guide to the various conditions and treatments.
In addition, Skyscape provides full color images for visual comparison. Another feature Skyscape offer is SmartLink. With Smartlink, the doctor can cross-reference all of their Skyscape resources at one time.
Another choice is the Epocrates DX for Pocket PC. It offers a database of over 1200 diseases and conditions ensuring that the doctor gets the right diagnosis the first time.
Compatibility with the doctor’s mobile device of choice is no longer a concern. PEPID medical decision support is available for practically every mobile device including Blackberry, Palm, Windows Phone, iPhone and recently the company released a version compatible with the Google Android phone.