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The Guide to Handheld and Palmtop Computing  Resources for Health Care Professionals.
The Most Comprehensive Guide to Medical Resources available.
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"The Guide to Handheld and Palmtop Computing Resources for Health Care
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Who reads the Guide?
UCLA Dept. of Pediatrics  * St.Johns Ambulance (UK) * National Blood Service (UK) * Cable & Wireless Optus (Australia) * Johns Hopkins University * U.S. Navy * University of Ljubljana * Greenleaf Medical Systems * Mayo Clinic * Handango, Inc. * U.S. Air Force * Arizona Health Sciences Library * Dartmouth Medical School University of Western Ontario * Palm Solutions (Australia) * TeleHealth Networks.

What is the guide?
The Guide is a 165 page book covers over 490 relevant medical resources for your PDA or Smartphone. Explanatory notes accompany each product listed and, where available, actual screen shots of the application have been included. Together with an introduction to handheld/palmtop PCs in medicine, this guide is the most comprehensive available today!

Table of Contents
  • Introduction to PDAs in Medicine
  • Electronic Patient Records & Patient Tracking
  • Hardware/Software bundles
  • Clinical Reference Guides
  • Medical Calculators
  • Anatomy & Anatomical Images
  • Pharmacopedics
  • Procedures
  • Medical DOCs for Palm OS
  • Database Development
  • Australian resources
  • Software plug-ins
  • Billing and Coding
  • Diagnosis
  • Education
  • Stats and EBM Tools
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • General Therapy 
  • Medical AvantGo DOCs
  • Australian Resources
  • Research Papers

  • Surgery
    Development Software: Database
  • Development Software: Documents
  • Development Software: 
  • Development Software: Languages
  • Development Software: 
    Data Acquisition
  • Development Software: 
    Wireless Applications
  • Peripherals: ECG/EKG
  • Peripherals: Audiology
  • Peripherals: Data Storage
  • Peripherals: Printing
  • Peripherals: Communications: 
    Ir Synchronization
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Custom Application Developers
  • Internet Resources
  • Magazines

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All purchasers are entitled to a complete refund of the purchase price of the guide should they be dissatisfied with their purchase. If there is an error in the transmission of the guide to you, you agree to contact me directly so that I may attempt to resolve the problem by whatever means I have. 

Information for Developers and Vendors
Software developers or vendors who wish to be listed in the guide should submit, by email, a brief description of the company and its product/s. This description will outline:   

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  • Intended audience

  • Hardware requirements/Platform specifications

  • File size

  • Price

  • Complete corporate information

    If possible, a product/company brochure in PDF or doc format should also be submitted. It would be preferable to supply any promotional literature or press releases for a particular product. All submissions shall be considered for inclusion into the guide. Those companies that are selected for inclusion in the guide will be notified via email. Successful companies will not be charged for being included in the guide.

Copyright and Disclaimers
All contents in this web site are copyright 1999 - 2012 Ralph La Tella. All rights reserved. I can not and do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any of the information contained in the guide, or any of the products mentioned in the guide or on this site or any other information which is referenced or linked to the site. I cannot be held responsible for anything you do to your patients based on any information you may have obtained on this site or in the guide. Persons or organizations receiving information from this web site and/or the book associated with this site, or from referenced or linked sites or from any referenced sources, must use their own independent judgment as to the quality and relevance of the information. The majority of the information contained in the guide is widely available on the internet and in the public domain. For the sake of your patients please ensure that whatever software you use, or whatever, procedures you undertake do conform with your local guidelines, the formulary, and your ethical and moral obligations.

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Simple Interactive Statistical Analysis

Satellite Forms for Medicine (Tutorials)

Epi Info

Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report

National Center for Health Statistics (USA)

Office of National Statistics (UK)

Annals of Internal Medicine

British Medical Journal

The Lancet

New England Journal of Medicine

AetherPalm (anaesthetic resources for Palm OS)
Medical Matrix
Electronic Textbook of Dermatology
The Internet Drug Index (RxList)
Health Information Management Association of Australia
The Open Health Care Group
Annals of Internal Medicine for PDAs
American College of Physicians PDA Portal
Ectopic Brain - Kent Willyard, MD.
Evidence Based Medicine 2 Go 
Medical Pocket PC
PDA Cortex The Portal for PDAs in Nursing
Pocket Medicine: Clinical Publications
PDA Buyers Guide: Great reviews!
Med Students Cafe: PDA Center
eMedicine PDA Books
Medical iSilo Documents
MedHand Dr.Companions UK (A great collection of medical references on SD card)
OmniMD Electronic Medical Record Software for Clinical Practices in US. - Medical Titles for Palm and pocketPC downloadable instantly.
AMSA - The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has a section of its Web site devoted to the use of PDAs in medical education.

Cambridge University
- "Project Palm" aims to use handheld computers to create a collaborative learning environment for Cambridge Medical Students.

Dalhousie University - Extensive and well-organized site designed to provide recommendations for the use of handhelds in medical education, maintained by the Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.

Intro to Palm - The "Ectopic Cortex", a collection of links and information maintained by the Duke University Department of Family Medicine.

JEFFLINE - Palm/Handheld Support for Clinicians - The Clinical Informatics program at Thomas Jefferson University provides training and support for clinicians on use of handheld computers. Palm OS is the handheld operating system of choice at TJU and TJU Hospital.

Johns Hopkins Medicine - This page of PDA resources maintained by the JH Office of Academic Computing includes the usual links, plus some original FAQs.

Medical College of Wisconsin - Check out their site for details on PDA use during third-year clerkships, electronic forms, popular applications for clinicians, tutorials, and more.

Medical University of South Carolina - a.k.a. "PDAs in Health Care", a guide to Personal Digital Assistants for faculty, students and staff of the Medical University of South Carolina.

New York Medical College - The goal of this project is to provide students with an introduction and hands-on opportunity to incorporate a PDA into their clinical educational experience.

Palm Medical Education - Matthew Delaney's Palm Powered Expert Guide for medical students.

Palm Pilot Page - A "high yield-must-have-bare bones" selection of links from the Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine.

Palmtop Medicine - Students and faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia are participating in a palmtop project using HandSpring Visors.

PDA Requirement - At UCLA School of Medicine, 3rd and 4th year students are required to have a PDA to enable "point of contact" access to information resources and to prepare students for practicing medicine in the 21st century.

Pediatrics On Hand - Hosted by the Children's National Medical Center peds residency. Lots of terrific resources here!

UCLA Family Medicine - Includes information on various PDAs, essential software, a library of text files, and a list of top web sites.

University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Brief collection of Palm OS links and tips maintained by students at the University of Kentucky.

University of Louisville PDA Initiative - Palm OS information maintained by medical students at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

UNC-CH School of Medicine: PDA Initiative - Useful information for third and fourth year medical students using Palm OS handhelds at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

University of Virginia PDA Requirement - All third year medical students are required to own PDAs. Windows Mobile devices are not recommended.

University of Virginia School of Nursing - The School of Nursing's recommendations regarding handheld computers.

UW Family Medicine's PDA Resource Guide - Created by the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network, contains lots of great info for all medical PDA users, including links to PDA web sites, hardware, software, reviews, buyer's guides, software installation instructions, troubleshooting, tips, and more!

USDSM Palm Program Site - Developed by the folks at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine to provide basic information and resources to assist with the use of PDAs in medical education.

Washington University Medical Palm Initiative - Collection of links and resources for Palm OS users at Washington University.

Yale ITS-Med - Yale University's Information Technology Services (ITS) recently began supporting Palm OS devices, and developed this helpful site.

ACP-ASIM PDA Portal - This site, hosted by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, offers a selection of free documents covering a variety of medical topics.

Alanna's Palm Pilot Page - An overview of how a fourth-year resident at the University of Cincinnati uses her Palm OS handheld, including lists of her favorite applications and Web sites.

Detroit Medical Center - PDA resources, a PDA portal, and Wi-Fi information.

DMD-Palm-DDS - A site devoted to news on PDAs in clinical dentistry. - Dr. Steven Spence is the director of the Blackstone Family Practice Residency in Virginia, and has created a handy site containing a wide variety of medical informatics links, including handheld computing.

Dr. B's PDA - A family practitioner's page of home-grown Palm OS applications and links. - An extensive listing of fire/EMS-related PDA links, including a few news items and case studies (and even a couple of games!)

FP PDA - Free Palm OS medical software, medical information, Palm OS tutorials, links, and more.

GasPalm - U.K.-based site focusing on anesthesia software for Palm OS handhelds.

Handheld Healthcare
- A diverse and well-organized collection of links to various resources compiled by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Handheld Information for Pharmacists - This site contains information about handheld computers as they relate to the practice of pharmacy.

Handhelds For Doctors - Maintained by U.K.-based Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, this site includes useful information for beginners as well as a very nicely-done handheld buyer's guide.

Healthy PalmPilot - The largest collection of medical Palm OS databases and documents on the Web.

The Matt Delaney Page - Matt is a P.A. student who has written a number of very nice freeware references for iSilo, including guides to interpreting chest x-rays, EKGs, blood counts, and chemistries.

Medical iSilo Depot - A collection of more than 100 iSilo documents designed for the medical PDA user gathered from sources far and near.

Medical Palm Review - Regularly-updated blog/newsletter hosted by the Technology Application Unit (TAU) of the Mount Sinai Hospital at the University of Toronto. - You won't find any Palm OS information here, but this site is one of the best for medical users of Pocket PC and Windows CE devices. - Created by MDs for physicians in practice and in training, featuring original articles, application reviews, news, and answers to common questions.

MeisterMed - Medical references for the doctor on the go, including CodeMeister, LyteMeister, and more! - The purpose of this site is to allow experienced users, newbies and everyone in between to exchange tips on how to maximize the use of your Palm OS handheld in the medical arena.

Palm MD - A site devoted to news related to PDA's in clinical medicine.

PDA Cortex - Formerly, this site has shifted focus to become "the cutting-edge, multidisciplinary community for the innovators and implementers of mobile informatics." (Discontinued)

PDA-Medicus - A collection of links to freeware medical software and other PDA recommendations in German. - "Your #1 resource for everything nutrition, dietetics, and PDAs."

The Pediatric Pilot Page - Medical files for pediatricians and other physicians who use Palm OS handhelds.

Pocket DVM - Publisher of the first digital veterinary assistant for Palm OS handhelds.

Selected Topic in Pediatrics - Medical summaries and medical equations in pediatrics. Maintained by DocZ.

Andrew Yee's Palm Pilot Page - Includes a free database of nearly 1,000 medical eponyms, available in JFile Pro and Doc formats. Maintained by Andrew Yee.

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