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Personal digital assistants: Essential tools for preparing dietetics professionals to use new generation information technology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20535384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Rapid integration of information technology into health care systems has included the use of highly portable systems-in particular, personal digital assistants (PDAs). With their large built-in memories, fast processors, wireless connectivity, multimedia capacity, and large library of applications, PDAs have been widely adopted by physicians and nurses for patient tracking, disease management, medical references and drug information, enhancing a quality of health care. Many health-related PDA applications are available to both dietetics professionals and clients. Dietetics professionals can effectively use PDAs for client tracking and support, accessing to hospital database or information, and providing better self-monitoring tools to clients. Internship programs for dietetics professionals should include training in the use of PDAs and their dietetics applications, so that new practitioners can stay abreast of this rapidly evolving technology. Several considerations to keep in mind in selecting a PDA and its applications are discussed.
Authors:
Miyoung Jang; Won O Song
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition research and practice     Volume:  1     ISSN:  2005-6168     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Res Pract     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101311052     Medline TA:  Nutr Res Pract     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Minu Interactive, Inc., Novi, MI 48375, USA.
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