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The Handheld PDA: A Valuable Clinical Information Tool
Handheld "Personal Digital Assistants" (PDAs) such as the popular Palm devices are rapidly becoming a tool of choice for the busy clinician, resident, and medical student. With handhelds, medical professionals can access and manage information at the point-of-care where decision support is crucial. Handheld devices can provide patient tracking, clinical diagnosis support, drug reference, medical dictionaries and calculators, calendars, and contact lists - all in a device that you can easily carry in your pocket and access instantly.
This Library Grand Rounds provided an overview of this rapidly changing technology and updates on activities at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth Medical School/Dartmouth College. We illustrated some of the resources available locally and on the Web to help you fit a handheld into your future.
PDA Database Software
PDA Medical Resources
General PDA Resources
Library Grand Rounds are a forum for presenting information resources and tools of interest to Dartmouth clinicians. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future Library Grand Rounds.