AS A TOOL IN MEDICINE
"The aim of computer software in medicine is not to replace the
medical professional but to hone skills and improve patient
care. The existing software in the market is also geared
towards this goal..."
is a very complex and challenging field of knowledge. To date,
the functionality called experience, intuition, gut feeling or
skill cannot be replaced by even the most powerful computer
software. No computer in the world can tell you whether the
patient appears anemic, afraid or depressed. Thus the purpose
of using computers in the medical field is not to replace the
medical professionals but to enhance, augment and extend their
capabilities. This, in turn, would lead to a better, more cost
effective patient care.
go where humans cannot. We are deficient in calculating fast,
storing and retrieving large amounts of information, searching
for specific information, graphical representation, color
manipulation, storage and reproduction of images and sound,
communicating at high speed, acquiring and manipulating non-perceptible
signals emanating from various parts of human body and so on.
are the areas where computers and electronics can help
immensely. Like a stethoscope or sonography machine, computers
are also a tool. The difference is that a computer is a very
versatile tool. A sonography machine cannot be made to mange
CT scans. However the same computer can be programmed to
manage accounts, patient care, clinical trials, medical
literature search and even play games. Thus the use of
computers in medicine could be more exciting. Once you have a
computer, you can potentially use it for many purposes based
upon your imagination and available software.
this issue, Dr.KSM is reviewing some of the common
types of medical software available in India.
Management software :
software is typically useful for individual consultants,
general practitioners, nursing homes and diagnostic centers.
Practice management software simplifies the management of
patient registration, billing and prescribing. Some additional
features can also include management of patient records. Typically,
this software would need to be used by multiple persons like
the nursing staff, doctors and accountants. Therefore, a
network with multiple computers would be ideal.
management software :
Management software is typically used by medical institutions
with over 50 beds. Though as functional as the practice
management software, it has a much higher level of
sophistication. Typical hospital management related modules
are admission discharge. Transfer, inventory, purchase,
tenders, pharmacy, diet management is also an important aspect
of HMS software. Imaging systems like digital radiography can
be integrated with HMS for providing a single point of contact
for any medical or administrative data.
counseling software :
software is used to explain diseases, pathology, treatment
modalities, physiological concepts to patients and their
relatives and can even be demonstrated
to the patient at the clinic. Till recently, sketches
or clay models were used. However, this software uses images,
animations, voice annotation, and graphics and simplifies the
process of counseling and helps the patient to understand his
software make learning interactive and fun. The toughest
topics of gross/ radiological anatomy or physiology can be
made simpler with the effective use of graphics to simplify
concepts. Interactive tutorials and quizzes help to test the
student’s learning. Similar software for clinical subjects
help to hone the diagnostic skills and supplement what is
learnt in the wards.
ideal medical software :
would like to enhance maximum possible functionality using the
power and flexibility of the computer. Thus any software which
matches the medical needs with all the features available with
computer technology in a simple manner is ideal. If there is a
different software for patient registration, medical records,
image management, prescribing and academics, the doctor has to
learn multiple software products. This is time-consuming and inefficient.
Thus a single software which has all these features will be
much simpler to handle and utilize effectively. Although
perfect software does not exist in any area, software
developers are aiming to reach perfection.
Dr.KSM evaluated the software :
following aspects were considered while evaluating the
doctor or clinician has specific needs for managing patient
information like billing, tracking and analysis of accumulated
data. The features offered by each software were evaluated to
ensure their adequacy. Unlike other professions like
accounting or manufacturing, the information accumulation and
reporting requirements of doctors are not standardized.
Therefore, flexibility is an important aspect of any medical
data management software. Clinical formats, report designs,
billing methodology, discount or commissions, etc need to be
changeable as per individual requirements. Absence of this
type of flexibility would be a significant drawback.
Comprehensiveness of the features was also considered. For
example, if you have an appointment scheduler, you can simply
add a grid with fixed time
slots or you can allow configuration of available time
slots as per the individual doctor’s sessions.
of use :
training of computer usage is typically never imparted to the
medical professionals as a part of their education. Therefore,
the medical software must be easy to understand and use.
ease of use was evaluated in various ways :
easy it is for the user to know that a feature exits?
easy it is to find out where the features is and use it ?
related features are cross referenced?
well does the online help explain the usage of each option ?
are data entry errors handled ?
interface means all the menus, toolbar buttons, dialogs, etc
which are used to interact with the software. As UI is the
only visible part of the software, it must be consistent and
easy to use. For any windows based application software there
is a set of User Interface guidelines which all software
developers are expected to follow so that it is simpler for
users to learn the software. Therefore, in our technical
evaluation, we considered the adherence to common interface
guidelines like menu placement, toolbar design, online help,
choice of screen elements, error messages and consistent use
of design elements among others.
ad uninstallation :
software must have a simple installation mechanism. If the
software is distributed on the CD, the setup should
automatically run when the CD is inserted. If the application
is a multi-user software, you must have a server setup and a
client setup. Installation process should prompt the user for
the drive, directory, program group and other relevant
of the software should also be possible through the menu group
crated. Or else, the Add Remove programs from the control
panel should be able to uninstall the software completely.
These points were considered in technical evaluation.
GP-Assist ver 3.0
is a practice management software for general practitioners
and has facilities for administrative and financial management
of a clinic. Many common medical functions like prescribing,
vaccination, etc are also available. It also supports multiple
fonts for providing multilingual facilities for patient
instructions and prescriptions. Overall, a good feature-rich
software for managing general practice.
software provides menus for managing transactions, master or
base data, reports and many utilities.
are managed using an easy grid which indicates the day and
time slot. Appointment can be managed for multiple doctors, in
case of a polyclinic, and later printed for reference A
patient’s records are easily entered. The software keeps
track of the patient particulars, investigations, ECG and
other laboratory parameters, growth charts, immunization
status, etc. If the patient is the family head, all
the billing of the family members is done on his/ her
name. This simplifies billing for a general practitioner.
prescriptions, billing information and payment status can be
easily recorded, retrieved and printed. Payment can be linked
to each complaint. Estimates and pending payments are also
tracked. Each practitioner may use a slightly different method
of immunization. GP- Assist allows doctors to create their own
custom immunization schedule.
is easy to view the details of the patient at a glance without
changing too many menus. A small list on the left of the
screen lists the various headings. When you click on the
heading, more information appears. Many patient information
screens have been provided However, these cannot be customized
and you cannot create your own format. Thus, this limits the
functionality of the software as each doctor is bound to have
different case paper formats.
doctors require standard formats for consent forms or referral
letters. GP- Assist provides an editor to create your own
formats for these letters. Prescribing is easy with GP-Assist.
It comes with a list of
many commonly used drugs and brands. You can add or edit this
list. Commonly used drug combinations can also be added to
this list so that you can prescribe quickly. Prescriptions can
be given in any local language.
personal accounting feature also allows you to manage income,
expenses, cash and bankbook, ledger and trial balance. There
are a lot of useful reports. Financial reports provide
standard information as per the Income Tax Act. Other reports
are useful for tracking patients, the work done, pending
payments, mailing lists and stocks. Using the mailing list,
you can easily perform a mail- merge operation.
good feature is of patients’ waiting room where the
receptionist can enter patient names as they come in The
doctor can view the pending patient list from his cabin. This
is a very useful feature for a busy practitioner. Personal
reminder is also a handy feature for keeping track of things
like LIC payment, statutory payments, birthdays, anniversaries
or an important assignment or occasion.
Assist, Osteo-Assist, Ophth-Assist and ENT- Assist are similar
products with base features similar to GP- Assist. The only
difference is that depending on the type of speciality,
additional forms are included to keep track of special
history, examination, investigations, procedures and treatment
modalities. Although attempts have been made to create
comprehensive forms, the formats cannot be
modified by doctors. Nor can new formats be added. Thus
you would have to use only the format supplied by the software.
software installs easily and takes up approximately 23 MB of
space. Every time, you wish to use the software a file check
is performed which could take some time.
user interface is comprehensively designed. However, it does
not follow the common Windows User Interface Guidelines. Had
they done so, it would have been easier for users to learn the
help is context-sensitive and comprehensive. The demo program
is well designed and provides online training to the end user
by actually showing how to use the software.
Audio Visual Demo takes 200 Mb of disk space. The speed of the
product was good . The scalability of the software (i.e.
number of patients it can handle simultaneously) was not
mentioned in the documentation.Though the Uninstall option was
not available through the start Menu group, you can uninstall
the software using Start menu- Control Panel – Add/ Remove
programs option. During uninstalling, this option could not
delete the actual program directory.
manual was available only in the online from. The printed
manual was not submitted for testing. The software is
distributed on CD-ROM.
Counsellors Private Limited (CCPL)
software caters to patient records, billing, baseline
accounting and patient education. It has been designed like
the Windows Explorer. However the navigation is a bit more
cumbersome than the familiar Windows Inter face. A graphical
recording of examination findings is a very useful feature.
Trend analysis allows you to graphically analyze the data you
see as text. InfoBase is a good feature that allows you to
create your own notes about medical literature, case studies,
research papers, publications, etc.
starts with a simple user authentication screen and you can
directly start managing patients by creating a new patient and
entering base details. The main screen also allows you to add
information to base master data like diagnosis, symptoms,
investigations, drugs, operations, expenses. etc. The
interface is like a tree, which expands to show more details.
each patient, multiple visits are possible. For each visit,
standard format for the speciality-related information is
provided. You can write about symptoms, signs, examination
details, prescriptions, advice, operations performed and
investigations. A nice feature of Medic is the ability to
enter the examination findings graphically. There are a lot of
built-in diagrams of common anatomical regions. You can add
more diagrams too. Once a diagram is added, you simply click
on a particular spot that you want to describe and then enter
your findings about it. It is a neat way of visually entering
information about patient findings. The system also allows you
to enter differential and probable diagnosis and later analyze
details can be entered using a pre-defined format. There is no
facility available to customize the format. However, the
coverage is fairly comprehensive.
analysis and query feature allows you to search for patient
details based upon any criteria like time periods, diagnosis,
age, sex, etc. The data can be shown graphically for easier
understanding, A good feature is the Infobase that allows you
to enter notes on Medical Literature, references, etc. in a
structured manner with keywords, author, source publication,
etc. Later you can quickly search this information for
can track expenses and income from patients Daily patient
register can be generated using this software. It generates
the From 3C required by the IT department for this purpose.
counseling is made simpler using the “ Explain to Patient”
option. This provides anatomical diagrams of various parts of
the body and systems. This can be used to explain to patients
about diseases and treatment modalities. The appointment scheduler
is easy to use and allows you to look at daily, weekly and
software is designed in Sybase Anywhere and Power Builder,
Though an attempt has been made to follow the Windows Explorer
style interface, the general Windows Interface Guidelines have
not been effectively implemented. So, the interface requires
getting used to and the toolbar is not customized. Also, the
help is not context
sensitive though the response time of the software is good and
the InfoBase interface is feature rich. However, macros
feature allows you to assign shortcut keys for long or complex
text and is useful.
is provided by a login. However a particular login cannot be
restricted to specific menu options.
user manual is well-designed though the printing quality is
not acceptable especially for screen shots. However, the
software is protected by a good quality hardware lock that
gets easily installed. Similar software are available for
various specialities like GP, gynaecology, pediatrics,
surgery, neurology, ENT, ophthalmology and diagnostic
18,000 for the first copy
software solutions Pvt. Ltd.
is a patient record and clinic management software and
provides features for clinical data, appointments prescribing
and inventory. One good feature is the query based analysis
tool for clinical and other information. The feature set is
fairly adequate. However the comprehensiveness of each option
could have been enhanced.
patient management option is simple to use. Just add a case
paper and specify patient details. Once the patient is added,
you can add other clinical details like history, examination,
prescription option is very basic and brings up an editor for
typing the prescription. Inventory module manages item
maintenance, supplies, order issues and receipt. There is a good
drug database which can be updated. World time is a nice
add-on feature. Appointments can be given easily using the
Schedule option. The user interface is well designed here.
There is a small editor where you can create custom report
formats for common tasks.
vaccination chart allows you to keep track of immunization
status of patients. The billing feature is available. However,
you have to type the cost and units for each item in the bill
each time which could be cumbersome. The statistical analysis
option is well designed. However, medical users will typically
not know SQL Query Syntax details (like joins) and other technical
stuff. Nevertheless, it is a powerful tool.
options simply allow you to hear music, play AVI files, and
view pictures. Internet options simply invoke a browser or
Windows address book from within the software.
software is written using VB and Access. Though the software
interface is good, it does not incorporate common Windows
Interface Guidelines. Also, help is not context sensitive.
Support information is mentioned in the help file.
was no printed
manual submitted for testing . The online help is adequate.
The software is protected against piracy with a hardware lock.
The installation process is simple and friendly. The software
also allows uninstall from the Start menu group itself . Additional
software for other specialities like consultants, pediatricians,
radiologists, diagnostic centers are available. However, all
clinical case paper formats are fixed. Doctors cannot modify
these to suit their needs. This can pose limitations on the
widespread use of this software.
is a primitive software for laboratory management where
various tests are available for biochemistry, histopathology,
etc. The formats for the tests are text editor based
paragraphs. The method of managing patients is also not very
convenient. Reports can be saved for review or repeat
printing. It offers a limited functionality for the most basic
function of a laboratory, i.e.,. test reporting. As the
software is DOS-based, there is a limited use of fonts, colors,
software opens with a menu screen. The main screen is the test
screen. There are many pre-defined tests, which have a format
that is changeable like in a Word Star-like text editor.
enter results, you simply edit the blank format and
enter values. However, you cannot
directly jump to the value field as the result is a
simple text file. Therefore, it is quite cumbersome to enter
results. Once you finish entering results, you choose generate
reports. Only at this stage, does it ask for patient details.
The report can be printed and
saved to a file. These files are the only way of
retrieving past results. The charging structure is quite
primitive, as you have to specify your charge and commission
for each test.
report are saved, you can choose the report manger and specify
which ones need to be printed. You can also change the report
details before the report is printed. This option is password
protected. Basic details about the rates
charged and billing information are also available.
is a DOS based software. There is nothing wrong with a DOS
based software, provided it serves the purpose well. Clinico
does provide base features set in a speedy manner.
the features are not comprehensive enough. For example, the
test results are not stored in a database at all. These are
simply formatted text files stored as generated reports. Thus
every time a patient makes a visit, you cannot compare past
report formats provide minimal formatting features that are
supported only on a typical dot matrix printer. Therefore,
fonts, colors, graphs etc, are not supported. Neither is an
inventory system available.
installation is quite simple. The software takes up only 2 MB
space. However, the Uninstall option is not available. Just
deleting the directory is sufficient.
takes up a lot of processor time and also slowes down
software is distributed on a single floppy. Online help is
missing. The manual has to be printed from a document file,
which is well designed and comprehensive. A password
protection is available for installation and using data in the
Doc ver 1.0
is a practice management software. A fairly small feature set
for patient records, inventory, prescribing and analysis, the
tested version has a few runtime glitches as well. In summary,
this is an entry level program, which is yet to provide an
adequate feature set.
program has various masters for referring lab, medicines,
stocks, medical representatives, etc. The patient information
screen provides various options for history, examination
possible to incorporate your own format.
clinical data module is fairly limited in utility because it
provides only a bare minimum set of demographic and medical entry fields.
prescription module is good and allows you to quickly create a
prescription using the existing, in built drug database.
reports module provides standard reports like patient listing,
income generated, outstanding amount, etc. A purchase and
inventory module is also provided. The reports include a stock
software is written in FoxPro for windows. The design is not
very user-friendly. For example, even save exit buttons are
not there on all screens. There is no online help available
for the clinic version.
software is distributed on CD and is password protected. There
was no printed manual available for the review testing.
Doctor (Lab Version)
Mainish Wadhwani, Mr. Amit Manurkar
comprehensive software for clinical data management, with
extensive menus, comprehensive
fields for entering medical information, extensive reporting
options, elaborate demographics and good prescribing module.
The laboratory module is excellent for keeping track of
biochemical and imaging related information. The software,
however has been designed primarily for the US market, Thus
there is a lot of stress on disease coding standards,
compliance calculations for Medicare, CPT codes, HL7 and so
on. These features are currently unlikely to be used in Indian
conditions. The formats for medical record are not changeable.
it is feature rich software although there is a mismatch
between the needs of Indian medical community and the current
feature set of smart clinic.
software starts with a main menu providing linkages to other
parts like encounter, maintenance, master files, laboratory
results, hospital rounds and so on.
you select a patient and then either edit existing information
or add more clinical data. The clinical data can be added in
various ways. The history and examination screen then appears.
Based upon the demographic data the software automatically
reminds you regarding screening tests, mammograms to be
performed or other medical preventive steps.
can create a list of problems as per the ICD coding system.
This list remains along with the patient data and is used in
the follow-up visits to mark resolved problems.
can order tests as well as preview the results of past tests
by quickly using a comprehensive screen. The Order screen is
well designed and customized. Orders can contain multiple test
classes and items. The test repeat frequency can also be
mentioned. Pending tests are automatically tracked.
a result some tests you can even add a scanned page. ROS (
Review of systems) is a very good option for
quickly entering or reviewing medical information about
all systems like CNS,CVS and so on. You can have multiple ROS
screens for the patients during follow up visits. The physical
examination screen is just some mouse clicks away. If the
finding for a particular item, say lymph nodes is marked as
abnormal, all the abnormalities are shown as lists, you simply
select the abnormality one by one. This definitely reduces the
amount of typing required.
prescriptions option is well designed and provides easy access
to drugs, allergies, interactions, and various types of
dosages and past prescriptions. And, once you have prescribed,
prescriptions can be saved, printed or even faxed or mailed.
are a lot of useful reports available. Some reports like
Insurance related reports may currently be irrelevant to
Indian doctors. Most other reports are useful. The set up
options for the Lab test option are also well designed. You
have a hierarchy, which allows you to define multiple
laboratories, test groups, constituent tests and values. These
tests then can be ordered for the currently selected patient.
types of medical fields are supported like cardiology, ENT, orthopedics,
is a very interesting Smartvoice option
for entering medical information simply by speaking
into the microphone.
product is written using FoxPro, and Access. It also uses DDE
for interacting with the voice engine. The installation and uninstallation
is straightforward. The printed documentation is adequate.
There was no online help in the version reviewed.
response time for actions is slightly below par. The
application runs well with the recommended amount of memory.
interface is quite crammed and a new user may get anxious when
so many options
appear on the screen. The interface is inconsistent, color
schemes jarring and arrangement of items unstructured.
Although the software uses the mouse very effectively to minimize
typing the ease of learning could have been further enhanced
with a better interface and menu design. The runtime error
handling and memory management also seems to be sub-optimal.
software was submitted on a CD and protected with a master
password scheme. The manual was available only in a printed
form in the reviewed version.
20,000 per copy
Medical Systems, USA
Maitra, Tata Consultancy Services
(Intensive Care Management System)
is a well designed program for managing patient data in an
intensive care unit. Apart from providing extensive data
analysis capabilities. This program also monitors overall
quality of the unit calculates the cost of treatment and also
provides extensive scoring mechanism and prognostic
a good software for intensive care units, though the drawback
seems to be that the formats of case papers are not customizable.
As the software was designed abroad, all medical parameters
may not be usable in the current form.
is quite easy to learn. It concentrates every option around a
patient, a new case or an existing one. The patient’s
details about personal history, examination, family history,
trauma, etc, can be added from a single convenient screen.
daily information can then be added periodically while the
patient is in the ICU. The daily information screen is very
comprehensive and it takes into account parameters, which are
required for scoring purpose. Acubase offers various types of
scoring systems including APACHE II, TISS
Injury Severity, Glasgow coma score and so on.
has extensive daily information charts for investigations,
procedures, medical parameters, etc. All parameters are
available for scoring systems too.
best part of the daily data entry is the graphical analysis of
any parameter. Graphical analysis makes it much easier to
understand the medical progress rather than
viewing a list of numbers. Other useful graphic display
include prognosis graphs, bed occupancy, patient acuity,
nursing data etc.
plans can be entered and reused for the same patient or other
very useful and rarely found feature is nursing resource management.
It allows you to keep track of beds occupied, nursing staff
adequacy, absenteeism, etc.
has well defined menus and is easy to grasp and use. The
options are mostly controlled through one or two patients
related screens and are easy to handle. However the interface
has jarring color and inconsistent design elements.
and uninstallation are uneventful and speedy. The response
time of the software is good. The printed documentation is
extensive and well designed.
very powerful report generator is included with acubase.
Although average users may
not be able to use this easily. Once you learn to use it. A
large number of custom reports can be created quickly.
software is distributed on a CD and is password protected. The
documentation is available online as well as in the printed
2,00,000 for single user license
Maitra, Tata Consultancy Services
Lab Ver 2.0
is basic laboratory and radiology management software. The
software is designed in a very sketchy manner. The menu design
and forms are not intuitive. It provides patient registration,
test creation, test selection, reporting, billing,
interpretation and analysis.
forms are designed in an unstructured manner and are not
consistent across the application. In short, this software
provides a very basic feature
set for laboratory management and X ray reporting. It is
written using Access database.
software offers a basic set of facilities for managing
clinical practice. The module available
are patient registration, history, examination,
laboratory tests, prescriptions, outpatient management and
billing details. Appointments, drug management, reports like
billing details, laboratory test results, referring doctor
note, immunization schedules are also available.
software is designed for simplicity and easy use. It is
written using the Access data engine. The interface is good.
The features in most of the modules are very minimal in
nature. However, the patient records module needs more
comprehensive coverage. The company also offers software for
Hospital Management System (IHMS) ver 3.0
is a hospital management system designed for nursing homes and
small hospitals. The software takes into account all the
essentials required in running such a setup allows for easy
customization and is well suited for the Indian scenario.
IHMS consists of five main modules, registration, medical
information, accounting, utilities and help. Registration
allows you to register new patients, to search the already
registered OPD and indoor patients by registration number,
name, or date, and to add patient particulars. It also
includes the appointment scheduler whereby you can specify
time slots for each day of the week, give appointments and
check generated reports for a specific duration. From the data
entered in various other modules, it is possible to generate
reports about financial analysis, bed occupancy status,
patient features such as blood groups etc.
medical registration fields are customizable as per your need,
and by using the help keys provided, you can save on data
entry. It is also possible to create your own checklist for
pre-op orders, emergency tray, or any other requirement. The
patient’s data can be viewed based on their diagnosis, and
consulting doctors can draw a differential diagnosis tree for
junior residents to follow in case of an emergency.
handles all the financial data such as receipts, cash/cheque
deposits, bank transaction reports, and fees for consulting/
referring doctors. There is also an inventory for stocks which
can be adjusted to give you a warning when critical levels are
is a good module and incorporates several features. With the
reference library, you can create your own reference source of
articles or notes that you may need to use later. Employee management
help you keep track of all employee essentials like salary,
leaves, attendance etc. You can create your own case papers
and standard form letters for referrals, etc, In the yellow
pages, all important business contacts can be listed. Analysis
is a handy tool that allows the user to find out the financial
details of any chargeable activity, like the number of cases
of a particular doctor, number of patients referred to a
particular consultant, revenue brought in by each doctor etc.
is such an extensive module that there is no need for a
printed manual. There is
also a typing tutor and practice sheets to get you
familiar with the software.
interface is intuitive, though it could be made more visually
appealing. All windows open on the common start screen, and
therefore avoid the hassle of shuffling between screens. Also,
the info tip as you open each window explains what the fields
in that window are meant to do. The modules are integrated
with each other so that common need not be repeated. Many of
the entry fields are case sensitive and this avoids incorrect
entries. Also, the program is designed with the current Indian
health care set up in mind.
software is developed in Visual FoxPro programming language.
Software takes about 25 MB of space on hard disk after
installation. Minimum requirement for Ram is 16 MB but 32 is
recommended. Software is developed in Client server pragmatism
so it can take advantage of the network in the office.
installation CD comes with a hardware lock
Hospital Management System ver 3.0
13,000 for single user (Rs. 3,000 for each additional
user, Rs 2,500 for each additional package)
Equipment & Computer Systems (I) Ltd.
software provides a useful tool for explaining disease
conditions to patients and is available for specialities like gynecology,
surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, ENT and dental surgery.
The content is created by animations and commentary and available in over 20 languages, including
German, Russian and Arabic. You can purchase specific
languages of interest, depending upon your patient profile.
The software can also be used to educate patients while they
are waiting in the reception.
software increases the understanding of the disease or treatment
by patients and relatives and removes unnecessary apprehensions. It also minimizes the time
required to explain complex procedures to patients.
Patient Counselling Program
10,000 (for English+2 languages From
the available options)
Counsellors Private Limited (CCPL)
Interactive Educational software
software is for medical education to doctors and medical
students. An US-based interactive multimedia software, which
is exquisitely designed and extremely effective in learning
medical concepts, disease, processes, treatment modalities
using multimedia. The quality of images, animations, the easy
to understand method of imparting knowledge is highly
commendable. The range of products includes learning products
for undergraduate as well as postgraduate subjects. It also
includes a separate series for topics relevant to practicing
installation, interface and usefulness should be seen to be believed.
The material is extensively researched and created by highly
professional experts. Though this may sound like a review
going overboard, there is
simply no way any flaw could be found. However, when you look
at the demo you will feel the same. Though the cost is
slightly steep, it would be affordable and useful for
educational institutions or a group of doctors to purchase it.
software works well even with just a 486 and 16 MB of Ram. The
speed of animation and graphics displays is commendable. The
quality of photographs and images even with 256-clour mode is
Interactive Anatomy 3.0
62,500 for single user
Software, Inc., USA
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