JotNot Scanner Pro – Scanning and Faxing from the iPhone made easy

JotNot Scanner Pro is a simple, easy to use scanning and faxing application for the iPhone. JotNot Scanner Pro allows the user to take a picture with the iPhone’s camera and then edit that picture before converting it into a PDF or faxing it. It supports both single and multi-page faxing as well as providing a coversheet with the user’s information. The faxing service is purchased on an as-needed basis, thus giving it value over monthly services such as eFax. If you infrequently fax, a program like JotNot Scanner Pro is appropriate for you. As with any fax service, confirmations are provided. Continue reading

Rethinking Medical Education

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Medical education and medicine are topics about which I often find myself thinking. I’m always interested in the questions of “Are we doing it the best way?”, “Is there a better way?”, “How do we adapt the fields to emerging changes?”, and so on. Too often I come to the conclusion that we’re not keeping up with advancements and, as Wayne Gretzky might have put it, we’re skating to where the puck is, and not to where it is going.  Continue reading

Try iPhone apps before you buy them? Sure… if you’re jailbroken with Installous

DISCLAIMER: Installous should not be used for piracy and this article in no way advocates such acts. Installous should be used as a “try before you buy” system so that you can decide if you like an application before spending money on it. If a Lite version is available, that version should be used rather than Installous.

That said…

$0.99 here, $1.99 there… oh, look at that game! Only $4.99!… (15 minutes later)…. Wow! What a waste of money!

Typically, that’s how Apple’s App Store works. Now, let’s talk about what has become a great alternative to hoping your hard-earned money isn’t wasted: Installous. Continue reading

The Art of Medicine – Shifting the Paradigm

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes genius and a lot of courage to move in opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

The problem with many is not that they’re ignorant, it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so and haven’t experienced a new and better way of working.

For many years, I was like a prisoner. Blindfolded. Restrained. Blindly following the prevailing dogma of how a physician should act, what a physician should carry and how a physician should study. In time, I have had a breakthrough. An epiphany. It has become clear to me that one of our the greatest hindrances is that of uninspired knowledge, that of an approach solidly grounded in a pre-data driven era. An approach with a basis in pride.

Pride is a weapon. Pride pushes people in a direction, to act for good or to act for self-interest. Who would not feel good when prompted on rounds by an off-the-wall question to be able to respond correctly? It serves self-esteem. It serves ego. It serves pride. However, we must not forget that pride can also push us in the wrong direction. For every 10 things known, there are likely a dozen or more other things not known and in that fact lies the humility that must remain at all times with even the best physicians. Continue reading

Top jailbreak apps that make the iPhone even better

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It may seem hard to believe but there are still those who think jailbreaking reduces the performance of the iPhone or, even worse, is an illegal practice. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jailbreaking opens up a whole new world and dramatically expands the capabilities of the iPhone. The only people that advocate against jailbreaking are the ones who haven’t tried it or the ones that just couldn’t understand how to get it to work or the difference between jailbreaking and unlocking. Continue reading

Meet the new Windows 7, Mac and Linux tablet: The iPad.

Magical. Revolutionary. Incredible. Insanely great.

Or so Apple’s marketing tells us.

However, no one can deny that the iPad is a powerful, transformational device. The iPad has seen the fastest adoption rate in electronics product history with 4.5 million units per quarter. Apple has succeeded in doing what no other company has done: creating a true third category of device to bridge the smartphone to the laptop. The iPad is geared towards content consumption but also has application in content creation. And in recent months, it’s capabilities have expanded even more. Continue reading

Top iPad Productivity Apps

Greetings all! If you’ve used Apple’s iPad or know someone who has one, you’ve probably seen a number of ways the iPad can be used to replace the traditional functions of a notebook computer or a desktop. From viewing webpages to creating dynamic PowerPoint presentations, the iPad has come a long way since launch day earlier this year. Today, I’m going to spend some time talking about what I think are some of the top productivity apps for the iPad. Continue reading

Track Your iPhone – iPhone Theft Prevention

There are many reasons to jailbreak the iPhone – Infinifolders, Infiniboard, Infinidock, Winterboard, etc. The list goes on and on. However, here’s a really practical reason to jailbreak – theft prevention. Available only on jailbroken phones, Cylay does just that. Continue reading

iPhone Medical Software Review, Part 2

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Well, I just finished up Internal Medicine, so I’ll go over a few of the software programs that I found useful during the rotation. These are programs for the iPhone but there may be similar versions for Droid or other platforms. This review will cover three programs: Lab Tests, MedCalc and ECG Interpret. Continue reading

A New Way Forward

Every so often, there comes a time when it is necessary for new ideas to challenge the old. A time when the edifices of the past should be swept away to make room for new ways of thinking, new approaches to problems and new perspectives as has happened countless times in history.

They once said that the Earth was flat. Explorers and scientists proved that it was round. Continue reading

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