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  • Welcome to Handhelds for Doctors. I appreciate its rather late in the day, so for this talk we are going to keep it quick and there wil be lots of time at the end for Q&A. Also, everything that we are going to tell you about can be found on the web at handheldsfordoctors.com
  • 03.03.04.Lecture

    1. 1. Handhelds for doctors Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli http://www.handheldsfordoctors.com/
    2. 2. Handhelds for Doctors <ul><li>Introductions? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a handheld computer? </li></ul><ul><li>3 Case Studies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Haematology Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GP Medical Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Everything we mention is achievable today within NHS time and money </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introductions… who am I? <ul><li>Graduated as a doctor and worked as a programmer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anglia Polytechnic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cambridge Biomedical Computing Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Center for Biotechnology Information </li></ul></ul>www.mo. md
    4. 4. Introductions… who are you?00 <ul><li>Quick show of hands: how many of you… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write your own emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written a web page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created a database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written a computer program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your own handheld computer </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What is a handheld computer? <ul><li>A computer small enough to hold in your hand: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical practice </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. What is a handheld computer? The basics Diary Address book To-Do List Memo Pad
    7. 7. Haematology Department <ul><li>Queen Elizabeth Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Team of 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinate inpatient and outpatient service for West Norfolk </li></ul><ul><li>Already highly organised, qualified and efficient… using paper! </li></ul>
    8. 8. Haematology Department <ul><li>Machine was bought for every team member </li></ul><ul><li>Individualised training for every team member </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diary, address book etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confident in using other software </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Getting organised - diary <ul><li>Advanced features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including to-do list </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reliable backup </li></ul><ul><li>Fits in with existing software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretaries can check and change diaries </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Getting organised - addresses <ul><li>QEH phone numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Beaming starts sharing cycle </li></ul>
    11. 11. Sharing protocols <ul><li>Protocols </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large number, continuous updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On wards, in clinics and offices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team knows them by sight </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easily used MS Word </li></ul>
    12. 12. Confident in using other software <ul><li>Team picked up skills quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Each experimenting with their own preferred software </li></ul><ul><li>Team decides on group software </li></ul>
    13. 13. Medical Department <ul><li>Shift system straining continuity of care </li></ul><ul><li>No one reads the Red Book! </li></ul><ul><li>Trial in 2 firms with 3 junior doctors each </li></ul>
    14. 14. Medical Department <ul><li>1 handheld bought for each junior doctor </li></ul><ul><li>3 days of training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Address book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient confidentiality </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Address book <ul><li>Very cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Very simple </li></ul><ul><li>Very effective </li></ul>
    16. 16. Patient information <ul><li>Patient tracking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosp # etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs list </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HandDBase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiplatform </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Patient confidentiality <ul><li>Must secure patient information </li></ul><ul><li>TealLock </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator features </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Handhelds for doctors <ul><li>A handbook to kick-start such projects around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Vision: that every doctor will use a handheld computer to improve patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Written, published and sold within 3 months </li></ul>
    19. 19. The message is spreading… <ul><li>Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Bahrain </li></ul><ul><li>Everything we mention is achievable today </li></ul>
    20. 20. Visit the website <ul><li>Find out more information at: http://www. handheldsfordoctors .com </li></ul>
    21. 21. Further information <ul><li>www. handango .com shop for handheld software </li></ul><ul><li>www. doctorsgadgets .com discussions / news / advice </li></ul><ul><li>www. franklin .com/medical for the OHCM </li></ul><ul><li>www. medicalapproaches .org free medical textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Others… </li></ul>new edition available www.medicalapproaches.org
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