The Medical Professional's Guide To Handheld Computing / Edition 1

The Medical Professional's Guide To Handheld Computing / Edition 1

by Chris Helopoulos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763731528

ISBN-13: 9780763731526

Pub. Date: 09/05/2003

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Welcome to the incredible world of handheld computing in medicine! The Medical Professional's Guide to Handheld Computing provides all healthcare professionals —regardless of their experience with PDAs—complete and up-to-date information on choosing and using a palm device. With chapters ranging from "Before you Buy" and "Getting Started" through critical

Overview

Welcome to the incredible world of handheld computing in medicine! The Medical Professional's Guide to Handheld Computing provides all healthcare professionals —regardless of their experience with PDAs—complete and up-to-date information on choosing and using a palm device. With chapters ranging from "Before you Buy" and "Getting Started" through critical profiles of all the major medical software available, the Guide is the best source available anywhere to answer your questions about PDAs in clinical practice. Useful to all health professionals —from medical students to physicians and nurses to physician assistants and other allied health practitioners— this book is an essential tool for all palm users who work in the healthcare setting. The Guide will help you get the most out of your PDA by: Saving time Improving efficiency Improving patient care Improving decision-making Avoiding medical errors Increasing productivity

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763731526
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
09/05/2003
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Chapter 1Introduction1
How to Use This Book3
Chapter 2Before You Buy5
Assessing Your Needs5
Shopping and Comparing6
Hardware Options8
Chapter 3Getting Started13
Quick Start Guide13
Setup13
HotSync17
Graffiti Versus Popup Keyboard20
Cautions24
Batteries24
Backup25
Scratches: Styli, Screen Savers25
Cases26
Insurance26
Basic Built-in Functions27
Chapter 4Software Enhancements44
Buying and Installing From Disk44
Going Online for Software Downloads45
Try Before You Buy46
Freeware/Shareware/Commercial Software46
Basic Software47
Chapter 5Web Sites66
General66
Medical68
Commercial70
Miscellaneous72
Chapter 6Medical Freeware/Shareware74
Doc Files75
iSilo Files86
HanDbase Files89
Jfiles100
MobileDB Files102
Images105
MedCalc/MedMath/Parens/MedRules107
ePocrates qRx112
ePocrates Pro117
Mobile PDR119
Johns Hopkins University Antibiotic Guide119
Medical Mnemonics120
The Prescriber's Letter120
Tarascon ePharmacopoeia121
InfoRetriever122
eDerm124
BioChem/BioChem 1st RespondER125
Acupressure and Do-in126
Chapter 7Medical Commercial Software128
Texts: Skyscape and Others128
Beiks Products147
STATCoder Series148
MobileEMS150
RN-Emerg153
PEPID/PEPID Free Toxicology154
QuizApp155
Patient Tracking Databases: HandEchart and Others157
Chapter 8Miscellaneous Nonmedical Software162
Chapter 9Fun and Games169
Chapter 10Hardware Add-ons177
Keyboards177
Cameras180
Phones181
Chapter 11Added Benefits of a PDA in Your Pocket188
Learning the Technology188
ICD Coding189
DSM Coding190
CPT Coding191
Billing and Coding191
Publication Downloads191
Conference Downloads192
Chapter 12Future of PDAs in Medicine193
More Wireless: Prescribing, etc.193
Voice Recognition: Dictation194
More Multifunction194
Epilogue195
Glossary196
Index201

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