Thursday, June 29, 2006

Useful Tools for Blogging, Medicine, and Getting Things Done

These are tools I use often and recommend (including what's on my Treo). Other suggestions are welcome.
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4 comments:

Clinical Cases and Images - Blog said...

This is a nice summary.

Just a few additions:

Google Spreadsheets is pretty slick too.

For people who prefer the "portal page" approach to plain RSS, Google personalized page can be useful to create a "customized journal" which combines the RSS feeds of the major journals, as described here:
http://casesblog.blogspot.com/2006/06/make-your-own-medical-journal-with.html

Enoch Choi said...

you don't worry that google desktop will index PMI, patient record data that's in text on your hard drive?

KidneyNotes said...

Enoch,

That's a valid point. I don't use the "search across computers" feature and the index is encrypted, so I don't feel Google Desktop represents a significant additional security risk. However, I'm open to arguments against using it.

Jon Mikel, M.D. said...

More additions:

* Pandora
* Skyscape software (for Palm, PPC or Desktop PC)
* iSilo (for Palm, PPC or Desktop PC)
* MDConsult
* Gateway Ovid
* Sandford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy (for Palm or PPC)
* Johns Hopkins ABX guide (for Palm)

By the way, all kind of patient information y have in my hard drive are saved as encrypted documents and I have configured Google Desktop to not index those files.