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Preoperative information management system using wireless PDAs.

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Department of Anesthesia, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and wireless communication are currently available in clinical settings. We developed wireless PDA software that assists anesthesiologists in pre-operative patient assessment. The device communicates with the hospital information system through a wireless LAN and is equipped with pre-programmed data entry templates for pre-operative assessment. As a preliminary test of the device, we randomly assigned residents in preoperative assessment to an intervention and a control arm and compared the results.

PMID:
14728498
PMCID:
PMC1480168
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