06.01.25.Handhelds

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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
  • 06.01.25.Handhelds

    1. 1. Handheld computer workshop Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli www.handheldsfordoctors.com
    2. 2. Program for today <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>What is a PDA and what can you do with it? </li></ul><ul><li>Handson training </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introductions – me <ul><li>Mohammad Al-Ubaydli </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor, programmer, author, PDA fanatic </li></ul>
    4. 4. Introductions – you <ul><li>SpRs or Consultants? </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket PC or Palm? </li></ul><ul><li>How many of you... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...type your own email? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...have written a webpage? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...have written a database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...have written a computer program? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What do you want to learn from today? </li></ul>
    5. 5. “ The whole island should have been longer if only the page had permitted.” Matthew Paris, 1250 AD.
    6. 6. 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>
    7. 7. 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>
    8. 8. 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>
    9. 9. Getting organised - addresses <ul><li>QEH phone numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Beaming starts sharing cycle </li></ul>
    10. 10. 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><ul><li>RepliGo </li></ul>
    11. 11. 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>
    12. 12. 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>

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