A study of the use of hand-held devices in an emergency department

Gururajan, Raj (2004) A study of the use of hand-held devices in an emergency department. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 10 (Supple). pp. 33-35. ISSN 1357-633X

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Abstract

In a project conducted in 2002 and 2003, the use of hand-held computing devices was examined in a hospital emergency department in Western Australia. Personal digital assistants (PDAs) were used for the wireless development. The study addressed three major issues: development methodology, communication between the mobile devices and existing databases, and user interfaces. The software was tested by about 20 health-care staff, including nurses, doctors, administration staff, information technology staff and front-desk receptionists. The wireless development proved a valuable experience for everyone involved. The product is currently undergoing rigorous testing to meet the standards of the healthcare industry.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Pre-print version of article, as made available here, differs slightly in title from the Published version. Pre-print title: The study in the use of hand held devices in an emergency department. Awaiting Publ.version from author. Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. 'This accepted manuscript has been subject to peer-review but has not been edited. The definitive version: Gururajan, Raj (2004) 'A study of the use of hand-held devices in an emergency department' was published in Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 10 (Supplement 1), pp. 33-37. ISSN 1357-633X. It is available online at: http://jtt.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/rsm/jtt/2004/00000010/A00101s1/art00011. Please note that access controls may apply. If you would like further information please contact the publisher at publishing@rsm.ac.uk.'
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Raj Gururajan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless technology; healthcare; information systems; software development
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1258/1357633042614438
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3085

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