This post is my contribution to the series of posts that a bunch of us agreed to post following a conversation on twitter (relevant tweets here, here & here).The theme: core Mac/iPhone applications for doctors / healthcare professionals.
DrCris’s post is here.
symtym’s is here.
Walter’s is here.
Theresa’s is here.
I was a bit apprehensive about posting after Tim’s masterpiece of Mac-geekery.
But I decided to go ahead and post a list similar to the ones posted by Cris, Walter and Theresa.
PC hardware that I use.Toshiba Satellite A105 - My personal laptop. 2002 model, Windows XP operating system
Screen Size: 15.4 inches diagonal
Weight: 6 lbs
Processor Options: Core Duo, Intel Pentium M, 1.6 GHz came with 1 GB RAM which I recently increased to 1.99 GB
Graphics Options: Integrated, nVidia Go 7300 (Dedicated), nVidia Go 7600 (Dedicated)
Home Computer, etc
HP Pavillion -- model a1510n
AMD Athlon 64 Processor, 3800, 2.41 GHz, Graphics Adapter: nVidia GeForce 6150 LE , Total HD Size (GB): 200; MS Windows XP Professional Version 2002
Monitor is the HP vx17e, a 17 in flat screen.
Printers: HP Deskjet 3915, Epson Stylus CX 7800 (also a scanner/copier)
Fax (not hooked to my computer): HP 1040
Copier: Brother DCP 8045D
Type Writer: Smith Corona DX 4600 (when there are forms that need to be filled out and would take too much "fussing" to get lined up properly in computer/printer)
Quicken to keep track of my bank accounts, etc.
TaxCut-- yes, I do my own taxes.
AOL's Mail and GMail for email.
Now for some of the Fun stuff that I couldn’t do without…
That brings me to the end of a rather long and an unusually technical post. I hope it wasn’t a total waste of your time. I’ll end with this tweet from twitter-pal Jen McCabe-Gorman. How True!!Posts by others on this theme (in chronological order with twitter names and urls in parenthesis):PF Anderson(@pfanderson): My Top Ten Tools Today
Cris Cuthbertson (@DrCris): Medical Software I Couldn’t Do Without
Tim Sturgill (@symtym): Core Mac Software, Hardware and Practices
Walter Jessen (@wjjessen): Core Biomedical Research Software and Web 2.0 Tools
Theresa Chan (@ruraldoctoring ): Web 1.69: Rural Doc’s Core Mac Apps, Hardware, Peripherals
If you are a healthcare professional or biomedical scientist, we invite you to share the hardware, software or Web 2.0 tools that you couldn’t live without. What are your core apps? Share in the comments below or write your own post and link back here or to Walter’s post.