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A survey of PDA use by palliative medicine practitioners.
J Palliat Care. 2006 Winter; 22(4):267-74.JP

Abstract

This paper describes the results of a Web survey on the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) by physicians across Canada involved with the delivery of palliative medicine in different settings. Seventy-two physicians responded to the survey from April to July 2005. The survey revealed 58.3% of respondents currently use PDAs on a daily basis, mostly to organize their practice and to look up medical references. Some use their PDAs to store patient information and to access a central electronic patient record (EPR). In terms of potential PDA use in palliative medicine, six thematic areas are suggested: medical references, EPR, staying connected, personal productivity, clinical research, and issues/concerns. For implications, healthcare organizations should consider mobile technology as part of their information systems strategy. The feasibility of a portable EPR for palliative medicine should be explored, and an information-based approach can help advance palliative medicine research in Canada.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17263053

Citation

Lau, Francis, et al. "A Survey of PDA Use By Palliative Medicine Practitioners." Journal of Palliative Care, vol. 22, no. 4, 2006, pp. 267-74.
Lau F, Yang J, Pereira J, et al. A survey of PDA use by palliative medicine practitioners. J Palliat Care. 2006;22(4):267-74.
Lau, F., Yang, J., Pereira, J., Daeninck, P., & Aherne, M. (2006). A survey of PDA use by palliative medicine practitioners. Journal of Palliative Care, 22(4), 267-74.
Lau F, et al. A Survey of PDA Use By Palliative Medicine Practitioners. J Palliat Care. 2006;22(4):267-74. PubMed PMID: 17263053.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A survey of PDA use by palliative medicine practitioners. AU - Lau,Francis, AU - Yang,Julia, AU - Pereira,José, AU - Daeninck,Paul, AU - Aherne,Michael, PY - 2007/2/1/pubmed PY - 2007/3/3/medline PY - 2007/2/1/entrez SP - 267 EP - 74 JF - Journal of palliative care JO - J Palliat Care VL - 22 IS - 4 N2 - This paper describes the results of a Web survey on the use of personal digital assistants (PDAs) by physicians across Canada involved with the delivery of palliative medicine in different settings. Seventy-two physicians responded to the survey from April to July 2005. The survey revealed 58.3% of respondents currently use PDAs on a daily basis, mostly to organize their practice and to look up medical references. Some use their PDAs to store patient information and to access a central electronic patient record (EPR). In terms of potential PDA use in palliative medicine, six thematic areas are suggested: medical references, EPR, staying connected, personal productivity, clinical research, and issues/concerns. For implications, healthcare organizations should consider mobile technology as part of their information systems strategy. The feasibility of a portable EPR for palliative medicine should be explored, and an information-based approach can help advance palliative medicine research in Canada. SN - 0825-8597 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17263053/A_survey_of_PDA_use_by_palliative_medicine_practitioners_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/palliativecare.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -