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The Evolution of Handheld Device in Medical Care. The Goals. Reduce Errors Better care for patients Lower Malpractice fees Increase Efficiency See more patients Reduce headcount Reduce turn around time for claims Reduce paperwork Even improve patient satisfaction.

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The Goals

  • Reduce Errors

    • Better care for patients

    • Lower Malpractice fees

  • Increase Efficiency

    • See more patients

    • Reduce headcount

    • Reduce turn around time for claims

  • Reduce paperwork

  • Even improve patient satisfaction


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What are we Trying to Automate?

  • MD interaction with Patient

  • MD Access when not in the office

  • Applications –

    • E-prescriptions

    • Schedule / Demographics

    • Medical Record / Charting

    • Charge Capture


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The Newton

  • Replace reference books

    • Drug Manuals

    • Infectious Disease reference

  • Beginnings of patient record capture

  • Store patient information (schedules, etc)

  • Start of wireless use with Guppies


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The Palm

  • Proliferation of separate applications

  • Prescription writing

  • Medical record capture

  • Charge Capture

  • Many single use application show up

    • MDEverywhere (Charge Capture on a Palm)

    • Virtmed - Prescriptions

      Infra-red printing


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The Palm++

  • Symbol, etc

  • Bar code module

  • Wireless Access, but not well accepted


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Over the Hump

  • iPaq – Wireless LAN

  • Sierra Cards (CDPD)

  • Palm VII

  • Realtime integration medical records

  • Win CE with voice recording support

  • Larger/brighter screens


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Barriers to Physician adoption

  • Infrastructure requirements

  • Lots of “Noise’ in the market

  • Integration with existing systems

  • Battery power

  • Security?


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What does MDanywhere Do?

  • Device agnostic – Avoid the tool belt approach

  • Connected only world – will migrate to both pre-load of static pages and intermittently connected networks

  • Full suite of applications

  • Same functionality on desktop and handheld

  • Internet access with encrypted links


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What’s the Near Future?

  • Mixed mode devices

    • iPaq with > local storage (driven by MP3 use)

    • Local store, with transparent sync.

    • Common device frameworks

  • Specialty WinCE devices

    • Biometric support (fingerprint)

    • Wireless, larger screens

  • Voice recognition/control

  • Industry ad-hoc standards

    • RxHub


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