Handhelds in Medicine

A Practical Guide for Clinicians

  • Scott M. Strayer
  • Peter L. Reynolds
  • Mark H. Ebell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Getting to Know Your Handheld Computer

  3. Medical Software

  4. Advanced Topics

    1. Scott M. Strayer, Mark H. Ebell
      Pages 337-348
    2. David R. Blair
      Pages 349-377
    3. Peter L. Reynolds, Mark H. Ebell
      Pages 378-386
    4. James M. Thompson, Scott M. Strayer
      Pages 387-416
    5. Mark H. Ebell
      Pages 417-425
    6. Dale Patterson
      Pages 426-438
    7. Peter L. Reynolds, Scott M. Strayer, Mark H. Ebell
      Pages 439-453
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 454-463

About this book


Handheld computers are emerging as the stethoscopes of the twenty-first century, and no clinician should be without!  These small, easy-to-use devices are now powerful enough to help clinicians manage information and make medical decisions at the point of care.  Here, Drs. Stayer, Reynolds and Ebell, practicing physicians and nationally recognized handheld computing experts, show you how to make the most of a handheld computer in your medical practice.


This comprehensive how-to guide targets all levels of handheld computer users from novices to experts.  It is designed with easy-to-understand hands-on exercises that walk readers through each new skill presented.  For beginners, the first section is devoted to "getting to know your handheld," choosing or upgrading a handheld computer, and the basics of handheld operation.  There's also a comprehensive chapter on downloading and installing software.


Futher sections delve into different types of medical and nonmedical software, Internet and evidence-based resources for medical handheld computing, and, finally, advanced topics such as designing custom software and going wireless.  Even the most advanced user will find a lot to learn in this book.


Tired of handwriting your prescriptions, seraching for your peak flow slide rule or obstetrical wheel, or using index cards for billing while on rounds?  You'll learn how to do all these things and more on your handheld, including patient record keeping, medical calculations, electronic prescribing, electronic billing, and database programming.  Use of handheld computers in large practices and residencies is highlighted as well, and a chapter on teaching others to use handheld computers rounds out this definitive guide.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Scott M. Strayer
    • 1
  • Peter L. Reynolds
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mark H. Ebell
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUVA Health System, University of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.United States Air ForceUSA
  3. 3.United States Medical ClinicGeilenkirchenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Family MedicineMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-40329-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27046-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
IT & Software