Doctors across Tayside can now download an application to their mobile phone that helps them prescribe appropriate drugs.
Pages from the app.
They will be able to get important information on medicines and their use in the same way that they access music tracks.
Doctors can call up necessary information on medicines and their use while at a patient’s bedside or any other location where they might not have immediate access to a computer.
The technology is only available in Tayside and has been developed by local health professionals working with IT experts.
There has been a lot of interest from health professionals beyond Tayside keen to exploit the technology to suit their local needs.
The app can also be downloaded to an iPod Touch or iPadand has received positive comments from junior doctors involved in initial testing.
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