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dc.contributor.authorGillingham, Wayneen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHolt, Alecen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorGillies, Johnen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:05:08Z
dc.date.copyright2002-07en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGillingham, W., Holt, A., & Gillies, J. (2002). Hand-held computers in health care: What software programs are available? (Information Science Discussion Papers Series No. 2002/05). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/835en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/835
dc.description.abstractThe technology sector of healthcare is entering a new evolutionary phase. The medical community has an obligation to the public to provide the safest, most effective healthcare possible. This is more achievable with the use of computer technology at the point of care, and small, portable devices could fulfil this role. A Modern Physician/PricewaterhouseCoopers 2001 survey on information technology in Physician practices found that 60% of respondents say that physicians in their organisation use PDAs, compare this with 26% in the 2000 technology survey. This trend is expected to continue to the point where these devices will have their position on a physician's desk next to their stethoscope. Once this electronic evolution occurs, the practice of medicine will change. Doctors will be able to practice medicine with greater ease and safety. In our opinion, the new generation of PDA mobile devices will be the tools to enable a transformation of healthcare to a paperless, wireless world. This article focuses on uses for PDAs in health care. Healthcare software is categorised into the following groups; reference/text book, calculators, patient management/logbook and personal clinical/study notebook. With a focus on the healthcare audience (the user), which can be registrar, consultant, nurse, student, teacher, patient, medical director and surgical.en_NZ
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Science Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshQA76 Computer softwareen_NZ
dc.titleHand-held computers in health care: What software programs are available?en_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionUnpublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages19en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-10-19 20:27:01en_NZ
otago.schoolInformation Scienceen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints948en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsHealth Informatics Research Groupen_NZ
otago.school.eprintsInformation Scienceen_NZ
otago.school.eprintsMedicineen_NZ
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otago.relation.number2002/05en_NZ
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