Development of a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) based client/server NICU patient data and charting system.

Aaron Carroll, S. Saluja, P. Tarczy-Hornoch

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Abstract

Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) offer clinicians the ability to enter and manage critical information at the point of care. Although PDAs have always been designed to be intuitive and easy to use, recent advances in technology have made them even more accessible. The ability to link data on a PDA (client) to a central database (server) allows for near-unlimited potential in developing point of care applications and systems for patient data management. Although many stand-alone systems exist for PDAs, none are designed to work in an integrated client/server environment. This paper describes the design, software and hardware selection, and preliminary testing of a PDA based patient data and charting system for use in the University of Washington Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This system will be the subject of a subsequent study to determine its impact on patient outcomes and clinician efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Handheld Computers
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
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Point-of-Care Systems
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