New technologies and information overload
- 'Palm reading': 1. Handheld hardware and operating systems. Adatia, Feisal A.; Bedard, Philippe L. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/1/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 7, p775
Focuses on the use of handheld computers by physicians and medical personnel. Use of handhelds among staff of intensive care units; Ownership of handheld computers among physicians; Advice on how to select a handheld computer; Operating systems of handheld computers.
- Choosing Clinical IT Tools That Matter for Physicians. Chaiken, Barry P. // Health Management Technology;Sep2002, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p20
Discusses the importance of clinical information technology (IT) systems. Evolution of the medical practice with the use of pocket computers; Creation of a uniform medical practice with the use of clinical IT systems; Benefits of the systems for physicians.
- Poll: Consumers Expect I.T. // Health Data Management;Dec2005, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p26
This article highlights the results of a Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Health-Care Poll which showed that most respondents want to see their physicians adopt information technology tools, even though few consumers report seeing such tools in use. It presents the percentage of...
- Charting the use of electronic health records and other information technologies among child health providers. Menachemi, Nir; Ettel, Donna L.; Brooks, Robert G.; Simpson, Lisa // BMC Pediatrics;2006, Vol. 6, p21
Background: Previous studies regarding the use of information technologies (IT) specifically among pediatricians and other physicians who treat children are lacking. As such, the objective of this study is to examine the use of electronic health record (EHR) systems and other IT applications...
- Doctors Without Desks. Gruman, Galen // InfoWorld;8/21/2006, Vol. 28 Issue 34, p28
The article offers a look at the use of information technology in health facilities in the U.S. Hospital IT must ensure sufficient radio coverage throughout buildings in areas that networking vendors had not even considered. It is observed that doctors have adopted personal digital assistants...
- Practical genetics series introduction: Information overload, a double-edged sword. Beales, Philip L. // European Journal of Human Genetics;Aug2006, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p889
The article focuses on reliance of clinicians dealing with genetic issues on information technology to aid their clinical consultations. With multiple media formats, inexorably led by the Internet, comes the problem of assimilating this plethora of data, especially as much of it is irrelevant....
- The Frontline of Change. Swindells, Matthew // ITNOW;Summer2012, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p6
HC2012, this year's BCS Health Informatics Congress, took place at the Business Design Centre in London for the first time. However, change of venue aside, it was business as usual with a number of important and influential speakers on hand to lead on a variety of, at times, controversial...
- FDA guide spells out what is useful Rx into for patients. // Drug Topics;9/4/2006, Vol. 150 Issue 17, p30
The article focuses on the new guidance of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) entitled "Useful Written Consumer Medication Information" which was released in July 2006. The guidance will help pharmacists and private vendors in the development of more practical and...
- A Palm-Top Computer in Every Practice? Willyard, Kent E. // Family Practice Management;Sep2000, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p59
Explains how personal digital assistants (PDA) can be a valuable tool for family physicians. Prices of PDA; Functionality; Core applications.