Institutional support for handheld computing: clinical and educational lessons learned

Mark B Stephens, Donna Waechter, Pamela M Williams, Alan L Williams, Kenneth S Yew, Scott M Strayer

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Handheld computing devices, or personal digital assistants (PDAs), are used often in the health care setting. They provide a convenient way to store and carry either personal or reference information and can be used to accomplish other tasks associated with patient care. This article reports clinical and educational lessons learned from a longitudinal institutional initiative designed to provide medical students with PDAs to facilitate patient care and assist with clinical learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-36
Number of pages9
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Adult
  • Computers, Handheld
  • Data Collection
  • Decision Making
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical
  • Education, Medical
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Students, Medical
  • Young Adult


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