"The mobile phone user might then go to a clinic so they could print out the medication. The computer would assess the person's weight, sex and other factors to determine the right combination of ingredients to treat the ailment, then print out a sheet of "tablets."... the Windows Mobile page has a lot of useful information and if you are a regular reader of this blog, there are multitudes of posts with medical devices talking to mobile devices... total cost of ownershipis also 20-28% less than Blackberries... I just wrote a post last week on new software that will deliver a scent with your text messages...augh... not good for those with allergies...but case and point is a lot of this technology is either there or about to be there real soon... use the tool to figure Windows Mobile ROI...lots of posts on tis site with medical devices that use Bluetooth to connect with cell phones as well...BD
I have run Epocrates on my cell phone for years and there's also a link on this blog to look up drugs that anyone can use...I use it mostly for demo purposes but there have been times when I have needed to look up a formulary for me...another new product worth looking at is OPUS... pocket dictation...BD
In the not-too-distant future, people could use computer printers to make simple medicines as part of a do-it-yourself model of health care, a top Microsoft executive said Friday.
Printers are already liquid delivery systems, but instead of ink, people might someday put the ingredients of different medications into printer cartridges, said Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, in a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday.
The drugstore-in-a-box, as he called it, would be part of several devices that could increasingly use information technology for health diagnosis and treatment.