Handheld Computers for Doctors

Handheld Computers for Doctors

Author(s): Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

Print ISBN: 9780470858998

Online ISBN: 9780470859018

DOI: 10.1002/0470859016

About this Book

This is the first book to address the uses of handheld computers within clinical practice and considers the many different possible applications of handheld computers in a medical environment.

The book champions the idea that handheld computers have a significant role to play in the future of clinical practice. It shows why and how these devices can help reduce paperwork, and how to use the technology without waiting for the IT department's latest expensive, complicated and overdue solution. 

The book is in three sections:

  • Explains that handhelds, far from futuristic gadgets, are today's technology benefiting clinicians around the world. The ten chapters guide the user through all possible applications of these machines.
  • Looks at three teams that put the handhelds to different clinical uses.

  • Explains the tools and techniques that are useful in introducing the technology to a group.

If you work in hospital or community medicine, you can take advantage of technology that is affordable, powerful, easy and effective. Handheld computers can be used for education, administration and clinical practice, and in association with colleagues to support communication and teamwork.

Table of contents

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  1. Part one: Why Star Trek Is Science Past

  2. Part two: Why Two Handhelds Are Better Than One

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  3. Part three: On Being a Project Champion

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