Handheld Computing in Medicine What works today

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  • 1. Handheld Computing in Medicine What works today Nilay Shah, MD American College of Surgeons88th Annual Clinical Congress October 8, 2002

2. Worldwide Handheld Sales

  • Nearly 10 million PDAs sold in the last year
  • Palm OS - 50%
  • Pocket PC - 28%
  • Other (proprietary OS) - 20%

Source: Dataquest, a member of The Gartner Group, July 2002 3. Medical Use of PDAs

  • Presence in healthcare on a steep rise
  • Current major uses include:
    • Peripheral brain
    • Patient tracking
    • Reduce pharmacy errors

4. Hardware

  • Palm and Pocket PC Handhelds
  • Add-on Memory Cards
  • Integrated phones
  • Wireless add-ons
  • Keyboards

5. Some Palm OS Machines Acer s60 Sony NX70v Palm m515 6. Some Pocket PC OS Machines Viewsonic v35 Toshiba e740 Razor Zayo a600 7. Pocket PC OS Machines Compaq iPaq 8. Flash Memory Cards Memory Type Size (mm)Price/MB Compact Flash43 x 36 x 5$0.43 Memory Stick21 x 50 x 3 $0.53 Secure Digital23 x 33 x 2$0.84 MMC23 x 33 x 1.5$0.73 Source: PC World Magazine, May 2002 9. Phone/PDA Devices Toshiba 2032 Treo 300 T-Mobile PPC 10. Wireless Networking

  • 802.11b - aka Wi-Fi
  • always-on connectivity
  • Longer range
  • Starbucks, etc.
  • Bluetooth
  • Device-to-device
  • Shorter range
  • secure

11. Keyboards 12. Software

  • Peripheral Brain - i.e. Reference Software
    • Text books
    • Drug References
    • Medical Calculators
  • Patient Tracking
  • Pharmacy/Formulary Software

13. Reference Texts 14. Reference Texts 15. Drug Reference Software

  • Extremely popular use of handhelds
    • E.g. ePocrates, PDR, A2Zdrugs
  • Need frequent updating
  • ?Tracking of our use by Pharma

16. Drug Reference Software 17. Drug Reference Software 18. Medical Calculators

  • Allow more accurate dosingbased on disease
  • Diagnostic Aid (e.g. Fractionalexcretion of Na+ foracuterenal failure)
  • Risk stratification
  • (e.g. Ransons Criteria)

19. Formulary Software

  • Reduce errors
  • Whats on insuranceformulary
  • Saves time
  • Drug history tracking

20. Formulary Software 21. ICD-9 Coding Software 22. Further Uses

  • Integrated medical systems (cross platform)
  • Continuing Medical Education

23. Miscellaneous Software 24. Miscellaneous Software 25. Useful Links

  • www.pocketpc.com
  • www.palm.com
  • www.infosync.no
  • www.medicalpocketpc.com
  • www.skyscape.com

26. Thanks to

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Palm & Microsoft
  • Margi Systems
  • Countless developers
  • Dr. Muhammad Khan
  • My patients