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Technology Update: An Overview of PDA-based Software Applications for Practicing Pharmacists

Author(s):  Khandelwal Kikhil G, Felkey Bill G

Issue:  Sep/Oct 2005 - Pain Management
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Abstract:  When it comes to the adoption of portable information technology devices called personal digital assistants (PDA) and the selection of new application software to be used on the personal digital assistant, most healthcare professionals in general, including pharmacists, are in a dilemma as to which hardware and software applications are best suited for them. Having made a personal digital assistant device selection, an even more difficult task is deciding which of the hundreds of clinical applications should be installed on their personal digital assistant for everyday practice. This article provides an overview of the personal digital assistant-based clinical software applications that are most important and relevant for use by practicing pharmacists in any community setting.

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