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Towards the wireless ward: evaluating a trial of networked PDAs in the National Health Service.

  In this paper, we describe a pilot study of the clinical use of a wireless network of personal digital assistants (PDAs). We describe how we are dealing with the concerns of the clinicians with respect to maintaining the security of patient records and the potential interference which wireless devices might cause critical medical systems. Beyond these technology-driven issues we also describe a framework based on activity theory which we will use to guide the evaluation of the PDAs.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    31 January 2004

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Springer-Verlag

  • DOI:

    10.1007/978-3-540-24641-1_15

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005 Computer programming, programs & data

Citation

Turner, P., Milne, G., Turner, S., Kubitscheck, M. & Penman, I. (2004). Towards the wireless ward: evaluating a trial of networked PDAs in the National Health Service. In Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Access. Springer-Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-24641-1_15. ISBN 978-3-540-21003-0

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Keywords

wireless network; personal digital assistants; patient records; activity theory;

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