Handheld computer: a computer small enough to hold in your hand
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA): a handheld computer
Smartphone: a handheld computer that can make telephone calls
Mobility: small form factor and long battery life
Connectivity: cellular, WiFi, infra-red
Ubiquity: every clinician already knows how to use their phone
Doctor’s Dream Device
Scholarships Sponsored by Epocrates II
Avoiding the Mistakes of Others
At the start of 2006 there were over 600 papers in PubMed™ that dealt with handheld computers. Many lessons have accumulated in the clinical literature but we need to understand and assimilate these lessons.
The challenge is to provide these lessons as peer-reviewed and unbiased summaries based on scientific fact, not marketing hype.
Five exceptional students from around the world will be selected each year to review selected literature and make summary reports that will be published in the Mobile Medical Computing Reviews journal. The Scholarship winners will be mentored and trained by Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, author of four books, including “Handheld Computers for Doctors”.
Once complete, the reviews will be published and freely available through the website of the new journal Mobile Medical Computing Reviews . Each student will be able to quote their own reviews in their list of publications.