Andrew Yee's Medical Palm Info
Here's a collection of software links and descriptions that I have
General Palm resources
- Note that some of these
websites steer you towards commercial software...the majority of the the software I use is available free.
Great resource of freeware, shareware, and commercial stuff for the
Palm. Has a medical section ("browse" under the software
Similar to Palmgear with a collection of free,
shareware, and commercial software for the Palm.
- Healthy Palmpilot.
Website focused on medical software for Palm.
Another website focused on medical software
- Medical Piloteer webring.
Collection of links to Palm medical sites.
- Dr. Kent Willyard's
Peripheral Brain. Riverside Family Practice Residency Program's
web page of useful Palm medical resources, maintained by Dr. Willyard.
Among its many documents for the Palm is a collection of medical
references and notes.
- Jim Thompson's Palm Pages.
Includes general Palm information as well as links to medically-oriented
- Pediatrics on Hand.
Pediatrics-oriented Palm info.
- Wright State
University. Another useful source for medically-oriented Palm links.
- Note some of these
links are quite old, as the software listed below may not necessarily be
compatible with the Tungsten family. E.g. Zarf's catalog, RPN calculator,
- Datebk5. Shareware.
Incredible program, functions as a replacement for the relatively useless
built-in datebook. I don't know what I'd
do without it...Datebk5 makes the Palm 1000x more useful.
- BigClock. Free. Great clock, alarm
clock, and timer. Plus it's free too. However, not compatible with Tungsten T3 and potentially other newer Palms
Free. New version as LauncherX, an update
from LauncherIII. Another great program
which functions as a replacement for the built-in launcher and
substantially increases its functionality. December 8, 2002
Free. Great program for allowing you to scribble stuff on the screen
directly like phone numbers when you don't have time to deal with
graffiti. I changed my To Do list button to activate this
program. However, not compatible with Palm OS 4.0.
- Zarf's Catalog.
Free. Useful utility for allowing you to manipulate the files like
databases and hacks that the built-in launcher doesn't show you. Not
compatible with Palm OS 5
- RPN calculator.
Shareware. If you like using HP calculators with Reverse Polish
Notation, this calculator will let you do that on the Palm. August 21, 2000
Buddy. Commercial. Not a Palm program, but a Windows or Mac
program for backing up everything on your Palm, even the
preferences. Worth the cost for the piece of mind. However,
with the latest version of the Palm desktop, not sure if
this program is really necessary or not. May 6, 2001
Medical programs, more useful
- ePocrates. Free. Version 6.0
available now. Palm version of Pharmacopoeia but also
includes indications and adverse drug reactions. Also ePocrates
Pro which costs money but includes tables.
October 22, 2002
database. Free. I have to make a shameless plug for
something that I've created and continue to update, a database of over
1,500 medical eponyms. Now available as a stand alone database thanks to
Dr. Mathias Tschopp, developer of MedCalc.
Free. Indispensable resource with multiple calculators including
those for Child-Pugh score, MELD score, etc. Updated quite frequently. May
Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents Guide and Cancer Staging Guide. Free.
Collection of cancer staging and treatment regimens. Sponsored by Ortho
Biotech. December 12, 2003
staging. TNM staging system for the Palm. Free too! Developed by the
USC department of radiation oncology physics. July 12, 2004
Collection of algorithims
useful in hematology and oncology, including MDS prognosis, FAB
classifications, etc. This software is updated fairly frequently. August 7, 2004.
- Adjuvant! Online. Resource for estimating benefits of adjuvant hormonal therapy and chemotherapy in breast cancer. February 16, 2005
- Myriad's BRCA1/2 Mutation Prevalence Guide for Palm. March 10, 2005
- Prediction tools for the Palm. Nomograms developed at Sloan-Kettering for multiple malignancies, including breast and prostate cancer. March 16, 2005
- MEDLINE Database on TAP. Free. Access PubMed from your PDA. November 19, 2006
- Handhelddoc.com. Has two programs, EM Rules and Sepsis EGDT. Useful for decision making in the emergency department (e.g. C-spine rules, Ottawa Ankle Rule).July 9, 2007
Medical programs, other
- 5 Minute Clinical Consult.
Commercial. A medical reference based on the book by a similar
title. Has blurbs on nearly every disease
condition. I haven't fully field tested it, but preliminarily, not
as useful as anticipated.
- ACS trials in your Palm. Written by BWH cardiology department.
- ABG Pro. Free. Let's you
calculate blood gas stuff. Not as useful as I would have
- American College of
Cardiology clinical guidelines. Used to be free in the past, but now requires some kind of membership. ACC guidelines for
management of stable angina, pacemakers, myocardial infarction, etc.,
access through InfoGuide software and Adobe
Acrobat also available at same site. See below for guidelines in Apprisor format. November 20, 2006
Freeware. Has ACC guidelines and other guidelines
in Apprisor format. Interface appears to be more
useful than Acrobat format offered through ACC website. July 30, 2003.
Shareware. Lets you create your own equations. Includes some medical
equations already. In addition, see The
Pediatric Pilot Page for additional equations for MathPad.
August 9, 2000
- Johns Hopkins antibiotic guide.
Palm version of Johns Hopkins ID recommendations on antibiotic
choices. Includes their "expert opinion" on various
antibiotic regimens, including what they feel are good and bad
choices. May 6, 2001
- Biochemistry diagram. Requires
Fireviewer. Diagram showing Kreb's cycle, glycolysis,
etc. Adapted from well-known review book. May 6, 2001
risk calculator. Free. Calculator for risk stratifying
patients with unstable angina and non ST elevation MI, based on "The
TIMI Risk Score for Unstable Angina/Non–ST
Elevation MI: A Method for Prognostication and Therapeutic Decision
Making," JAMA 2000:284:835. May 26, 2001
- unitConv. Shareware. Unit converter, e.g.
converting mL to tablespoons, etc. May 27, 2001
Shareware. Guide to ACLS protocols (as revised September 2000). May 30, 2001
Radiology. Freeware. A collection of radiology DOC files
at Beth Israel
Center. August 14, 2001
Freeware. Medical prediction rules, including PORT score and APACHE II
scoring systems. January 3,
College of Chest Physicians guidelines.
Freeware. Includes Chest2001 guidelines on managing antithrombotic therapy. October 9, 2001
- Evidence Based Medicine 2 Go. Guidelines,
databases available for the Palm.
- MedMath. Free. Lets you calculate a
variety of equations like creatinine clearance, BMI, etc. Now version 1.2.
Not as many features as MedCalc. May 17, 2001
Bundled with ePocrates Pro (which
must be purchased). From the makers of ePocrates.
Antibiotic guide. I had high expectations for it, but I don't have
the same confidence in using it compared to the Sanford
guide. Haven't used the newer
version. October 22, 2002
- Tarascon's ePharmacopoeia.
Demo version. Tarascon's answer to ePocrates with their version of their Pharmacopoeia.
However, have found ePocrates interface cleaner
and faster. Have not treid out the newer version. May 28, 2001
Useful additions or hacks (requires Hackmaster
- Note that with Palm OS
5.0, a lot of these hacks do not work anymore!
Shareware. Lets you run hacks which are programs that run in the
background and enhance the functionality of the Palm. See below.
Freeware. A successor to Hackmaster with
some more functinality. Compatible with Palm OS
4.0 (so far). May 27, 2001
Shareware. Great hack for letting you switch between programs
directly. Lets you go from program to program with the stroke of the pen
instead of always having go back to the "home page."
Shareware. Awesome program for getting rid of those exasperatingly
annoying lines of dots in memo. Wouldn't know what I'd do without this
incredibly useful hack.
Freeware. For the Palm V. Great little hack
for letting you assign a program to the Palm V contrast button. I use it
to make it access BigClock.
Shareware. Lets you tailor the find button to search more specifically
(e.g., within the open program only) instead of searching everything on
- ReDigi. Freeware. Finding that the Palm doesn't
recognize your stylus properly anymore, and when you try to recalibrate
it, it's so off that the Palm won't even let you do that? This program
activates the digitizer screen automatically after you do a soft reset of
the Palm. November 12, 2000
Freeware. Great hack that lets you launch programs with varius strokes of the stylus. August 14, 2001
Freeware. Hack that automatically capitalizes letters based on where
you start writing or if you gross the "line" between the
alphabetical and numerical area of grafitti.
Saves you an extra stroke when doing capital letters. May 28, 2001
Document and database programs
5.5. (Was JFile Pro and now new
version that succeeds JFile 4).
Shareware. This program lets you view JFile
databases that you can download. You can also create your own JFile database (say a list or table) by first creating
it in Excel and then converting it to JFile with
the utility that comes with the program when you download it.
(Was SmartDoc). Shareware. This lets
you view and edit Doc documents, a format that many people use for creating
text files that exceed the built-in memo's capacity. May 6, 2001
Free. This is a Windows program that lets you convert standard .txt
documents (e.g., after converting a Word .doc file to a .txt file) to Palm
- Fireviewer. Commercial, but viewer program
for Palm free. Lets you view images and diagrams on the Palm.
See below. May 6, 2001
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 9, 2007
Andrew J. Yee, M.D.