Fam Pract Manag. 2006 Sep;13(8):24.

Contrary to what is stated in the last paragraph of “The Top PDA Resources for Family Physicians” [July/August 2006], some of the applications described in the article do not run on the PocketPC platform. For example, the StatCoder CPT and ICD-9 applications only run on Palm OS. OB Suite is also Palm OS-compatible only.

Author’s response:

I apologize for the errors in my article and regret the disappointment caused to PocketPC users. While Dr. Tim Allen’s OB Suite is not available for PocketPC users, he has made OB Wheel for PocketPC devices. This application contains most of the calculator function but leaves out the patient- and procedure-record portion.

As for StatCoder, most of Dr. Andre Chen’s applications have been partially tested on the PocketPC platform for use with StyleTap. You can find out more about this software at http://www.statcoder.com/pocket_pc.htm.

Lastly, The Medical Letter is also available for Palm OS only. Many thanks to Dr. Schackow for his attention to detail.


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