I downloaeded erecs too, it is very nice, but I wanted to tweak it for my own needs and couldn't figure it our.
You should be able to download e-recs from a google search. I think I got it from handango, but might have been somewhere else. Do your google search for PDA software, and that should bring up toms of pages. I find that MOST have the same software, but with lots of seaching, you can find different stuff.
HealthWyse sounds great, but for one to purchase individually, I am sure it is too costly! What a blessing to be able to do your oasis on that!
I think erecs has a sync-able program, but it may me $$$$$.
Paula, I would meet you halfway! I am in NJ, and I was just in Columbus, too far to drive!! But, we could meet midway thru pensy, why not?
Seriously though, I learned about this stuff just by a google search on PDA tutorials. I read a lot of articles I found searching on-line, then decided which palm I wanted. I have a handspring visor Pro, 16 MB, black and white, didn't want colors since they drain the battery too fast. I didn't bother w e-mail on it, too much hassle for me personally.
One thing I got with mine was palm software called Desktop Palm, and that is what I sync everything to. I don't have an IRd-ready printer, so I can only print from the desktop PC. I searched and searched for when I selected my new printer, for one that was laser and IRd-ready, but that little combo was sooooo costly, I just couldn't lay out that kind of money, and I definitely needed a laser, b/c the inkjets I have used, the ink runs when wet, can't do that when I type up permanent records for my new job. PLus I wanted a multifunction printer, so that narrowed by choices down extremely.
But for right now, you can simly use the palm to type in the datebook things like when not to enter a pt for a visit b/c they have an MD appt, or when they do need to be seen again. So hard to tell a pt when you will be back exactly, but having your schedule with you helps a lot.
In my field case managers worker's comp job. I go out for lunch, whip out my palm, and start reports in the memo section. I come home, sync it to the desktop software, copy and paste it into word, and just touch it up. Saves me a ton of time!! I also used memo section to write down the instructions for my calling card, how to retrieve VM from home, directions to diff doc's offices. and hospitals.
Speaking of the directions, someone mentioned that. I just want to add that I tried that software for the directions, and did downlaod mapquest, but the map itself didn't download to my palm, opnly the written directions. AND, I mistakenly assumed it would allow me to navigate maps, zooming in and out, but you have to have your palm "on-line" for that, and I am not about to bother. We have a ton of traffic in NJ. Friday, there was an accident on the NJ Turnpike at 7:30 am, traffgic was divterted to the interstate that I was on, and it was backed up for about 5 miles still at noon. I am so glad I missed my exit for the turnpike while daydreaming, took an alternate route through farmland, just by following signs for county route east! I knew eventually I'd come to one of 3 highways I could go from. So, I just inversted in the county maps, I like to be able to look up alternate routes realy fats, and the palm is a little small compared with the Huge pages of the haagstrom maps.
Paula, pm me, I'll give you my home number, and you can call me if you want.