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Mobile computing devices
This article will give an overview of hand-held computers and provide practical tips for using them in physician practices.
The author explains how he has incorporated a PDA into his day-to-day practice and discusses some applications and how he uses them.
The author explains the features of a PDA and what to look for when shopping for one that will be used in a medical practice.
The author provides step-by-step instructions for downloading medical information, databases, charts, forms and more from the Internet to a personal digital assistant.
The article provides an overview of the different software programs available for securing information stored on PDAs and also describes why users should install one of these programs.
The author describes how to use handheld computers for billing and coding purposes and reviews software for each specific billing task family physicians encounter.
The author provides tips for customizing a PDA so that it is more useful to the physician at the point of care.
The author evaluates a list of evidence-based resources for the personal digital assistant and offers tips for better utilization of these resources at the point of care.
The author, a time management expert, explains why people are giving up their PDAs and returning to paper planning. She also provides instructions for getting the best of both worlds by combining paper and electronic scheduling.
The author gives his "top-10" list of free medical software applications that family physicians can use on their personal digital assistants (PDAs).