For years, the Holy Grail for healthcare information technology was complete mobility, often jokingly referred to as access to medical information from a golf cart.
The makers of the Merck Manual have taken a step in that direction with the announcement that the popular physician reference tool is now available on all cellular phones with web-browsing capabilities, including smart phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) such as the Pocket PC, Blackberry or Palm OS devices.
The service is free, though registration is required.
As well as providing access to the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 17th Edition, the service will afford physicians connectivity to the Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, MEDLINE journal abstracts, and the Reuters medical news service.
For more information or to register, go to merckmedicus.com.