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  • Mobile Health Sciences Resources

    1. 1. Mobile Health Sciences Resources from the Biomedical Library to your Smart Phone
    2. 2. What we'll cover today... <ul><ul><li>Have you married your Penn life with your device? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AirPenn Net, email, and some calendar thoughts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results of a recent informal survey: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which type of handheld do Penn people have? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are Penn people  doing on their handhelds? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library resources await you... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;App&quot; vs. &quot;web-based resource&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bringing it all back home - the importance of syncing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. The University in your phone <ul><li>Connect to AirPenn Net   </li></ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Add your email </li></ul><ul><li>servers: </li></ul><ul><li>port: (my own) 993 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>contact your LSP for setup specifics...there are differences between departments/ accounts/ etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Any calendar tips?  </li></ul><ul><li>Icon-ify useful webpages </li></ul><ul><li>non-iPhones: set your homepage to 'skweezer' </li></ul>
    4. 4. iPhone/ iPod Touch is currently the most popular device on campus, with Blackberry a close 2nd
    5. 5. What's in use, and what's useful?
    6. 6. The Biomedical Library has lots of mobile resources for you... <ul><li>Bookmark this: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PubMed for Handhelds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unbound MEDLINE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AccessMedicine Quick Answers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CMDT 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Epocrates RX </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harrison's Online </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unbound Medicine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>many, many more... </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. PubMed searching for Handhelds <ul><li>Three of 4 options stay in the pubmed interface -  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TBL gives a citation and snippet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract ...self explanatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related narrows your search 'behind the scenes' based on details of the selected article </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Full Text links to Journal's Site, where you will find a PennText link (if you're connected via AirPenn Net, you won't need to sign in with your PennKey) </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 'HTML' format to read on your device right away </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark the HTML view to save </li></ul>
    8. 8. Drug Reference   &   Decision Support <ul><li>Micromedex </li></ul><ul><li>options for searching: </li></ul><ul><li>'Drug Interaction';  </li></ul><ul><li>'IV Compatibility' 'Compare Drugs' and 'Drug Identification'. select the option for 'switch to point of care interface',  upper-right corner Penn only, choose top tab for  'handheld pda'  Blackberry iPhone app  has special setup instructions </li></ul><ul><li>JAMA Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>'The Rational Clinical Examination' and  </li></ul><ul><li>'Users Guides to the Medical Literature' from </li></ul><ul><li>your mobile browser. Your personal account allows you to save images, worksheets, </li></ul><ul><li>question wizards and other EBM </li></ul><ul><li>tools for quick access. </li></ul><ul><li>Penn only, web-based - register for mobile access </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Let's set up Micromedex </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  * If you have a Blackberry, you'll need OperaMini 4.2 Open your default browser and visit '' to download. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open your iPhone (Safari) or Blackberry (OperaMini) browser and go to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  2. Once you're logged in, bookmark the page...iPhone users, set your bookmark as a desktop icon </li></ul><ul><li>  3.  Enter your search term of choice in the box - if you can't think of one, try 'neuralgia' </li></ul>
    10. 10. Look at all these Calculators!! Lab Values, Dosing Tools, and more
    11. 11. Trying the Anion Gap Calculator...
    12. 12. An example of what they mean by &quot;Decision Support&quot;...
    13. 13. e-Books and Readers <ul><li>Books @ OVID </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>*Chapters can be saved, stored </li></ul><ul><li>and read on your handheld. </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts on reading  </li></ul><ul><li>from a small mobile  </li></ul><ul><li>screen? </li></ul><ul><li>Penn-only, Some assembly  </li></ul><ul><li>required </li></ul>
    14. 14. &quot;App&quot; vs. Web-based Resource <ul><li>Terms are still a bit fuzzy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An application is downloaded and installed on your device, making it useful even when you're out of wifi's reach.   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>These are &quot;device dependent&quot; , specific designs for specific devices. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A web-based resource depends on your device's internet browser. For non-iPhone users, the transcoder at '' is an easy way to speed things up and get them formatted correctly. Consider making it your device homepage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>These are &quot;device independent&quot; , it doesn't matter what device you have - as long as it has a web browser you're good to go! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Syncing <ul><ul><li>A MUST Do! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunes makes it easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep things updated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider using a tool like Evernote to keep things integrated between your device, your computer, and wherever you might be on the internet. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Questions? [email_address]