Epocrates Inc. today announced its widely used mobile clinical software is now compatible with the new Motorola Q. Healthcare professionals now can wirelessly download Epocrates’ drug and formulary reference to the highly anticipated Motorola Q, the world’s thinnest full-function QWERTY-based device.
he sophisticated features of the Motorola Q, including a full QWERTY keyboard and Bluetooth, and access to information for more than 3,300 drugs through Epocrates’ software, support the mobile demands of healthcare professionals and their need to be connected. Additionally, Windows Mobile software allows clinicians to browse the Internet, use email and download information for popular programs, such as Epocrates Rx.
“Motorola is excited about introducing the Motorola Q to the healthcare community and working with Epocrates to help deliver clinical information more quickly and conveniently,” said Geoffrey Baird, senior director, Motorola Mobile Devices.
With the wireless capabilities of the Motorola Q, healthcare professionals can set their devices to automatically retrieve continually updated clinical content without having to synchronize with a desktop computer. Clinicians receive the most current information from Epocrates, such as drug dosing, interactions and formulary status changes. Epocrates DocAlert clinical messages are also delivered wirelessly, alerting healthcare professionals to important safety issues and prescribing information from sources such as FDA MedWatch, Reuters Health and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
“We invested resources to redesign our application to take advantage of the unique properties of the Motorola Q and Windows Mobile smartphones,” said Kirk Loevner, chairman and chief executive officer for Epocrates. “This demonstrates our commitment to stay on the forefront of new technologies to provide our users with access to critical clinical information on the device of their choice.”