Mobile Computing Information

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Mobile Computing I
nformation


The
UW School Of Medicine & Public Health

recommends that students acquire

a PDA
sometime during

their second year. Many hospital residents and practicing physicians
now use PDAs on a

routine basis as an important resource for class schedules, patient
care information and for data management and reference.


PDAs are used to learn about prescription writing
,

clinical procedures
, and as a valuable
reference tool
.
First & second year s
tudent course schedules and group information
are

downloadable to PDAs. Our goal is to promote medical education using leading edge
technology. If you have questions about purchasing a PDA, or what software is
available, please contact Adrian Gay

at

adriang@wisc.edu


Device
Recommendations


The
UW School Of Medicine & Public Health

currently Only supports

iPhone
,
iPod
Touch
, &

Palm®

Operating System (OS)
devices.

However
many

of the
medical
programs needed are available for other platforms such as
Windows Mobile

&
BlackBerry®

devices.

See chart below for device vs. software compatibility information.


Platform

Device

Memory

Memory

Wi
-
Fi

Epocrates

Epocrates

Essential

Micromedex





Internal

Expansion



Rx

(Free)

Essentials

Evidence

(Thompsons








Plus

Clinical
Xpert)










Palm OS

E2

32MB (
26
MB
)*

1
GB SD,MMC

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES



TX

128MB (
100
MB
)*

2
GB SD,MMC

YES
(802.11b)

YES

YES

YES

YES



Treo 680

(
64
MB
)*

4
GB SD,MMC

TCP

YES

YES

YES

YES**



Treo 755p

128MB (
60
MB
)*

4
GB miniSD

TCP

YES

YES

YES

YES



Centro

(
64
MB
)*

4
GB microSD

TCP

YES

YES

YES

YES










Windows

















Mobile

Treo
700w|wx

128MB (
60
MB
)*

SD,MMC,SDIO

TCP

YES

NO

YES

YES



Treo 750

128MB (
43
MB
)
*

4
GB miniSD

TCP

YES

NO

YES

YES



Treo 800

256MB (
170
MB
)*

8
GB microSD

YES
(802.11b/g)

YES

NO

YES

YES










Mac OS

iPhone 3G

8

&
16

GB



YES
(802.11b/g)

YES

NO

NO

NO



iPod
Touch

8
,
16
, &
32

GB



YES
(802.11b/g)

YES

NO

NO

NO










Blackberry









YES

NO

NO

NO










Online

















Version









YES

YES

YES

YES

* = User Storage
Available








** = Device exhibits behavior that may render the experience to be less than desirable.




TCP = Through Cell Provider












iPhone
,
iPod Touch

&
Palm®

Operating System
Handhelds

(currently available)


Models:




Status:




Price (Approx.)

iPho
ne3G

(8GB)


Acceptable level of functionality

$199
*




iPhone3G

(
16GB)



Acceptable level of functionality

$299
*


iPod Touch

(8GB)



Recommended

(Mac)
Model

$229

iPod Touch

(16GB)



Acceptable level of functionality

$
299

iPod Touch

(32GB)



Acceptable level of functionality

$399


Tungsten™ E2

handheld

Minimum level of functionality.

$199



T|X handheld

Recommended
(
Palm)

Model

$299


Palm®

Smart Phones (currently availab
le)


Treo™ 680

Acceptable level of functionality

$149.99*

Treo™ 700p

Acceptable level of functionality

$399.99*

Treo™ 755p

Acceptable level of functionality

$249.99*

Palm® Centro

Acceptable level of functionality

$399*


*
Price dep
endant on wireless plan and provider


Any of the above devices have an acceptable level of functionality for use with the
software available to Med
ical

students. The
T|X handheld

is r
ecommended because of
the large amount of internal memory (128MB) and its ability to connect to the internet
through
Wi
-
Fi
.

With the
T|X handheld

you will be able to store more programs, get
updates for software, such as
Epocrates®
, and download email though
Wi
-
Fi
.


Memory Card (Exp
ansion)


We are also highly recommending purchasing a Memory Card with your device

if it is a
Palm
.

(If you have an iPhone/iPod touch a memory card is not needed).
Some of the
programs such as
Essential

Evidence Plus

will not work without it. Also if you have a
device that only has 32MB internal memory you will need the memory card to use
Ep
ocrates®

Essentials
. Another advantage to getting a memory card is the ability to use
your

Palm®

device to listen to MP3s (songs, audiobooks, lecture captures)
, view digital
media and photos.


We recommend a

SD

(
Secure Digital
)

memory card of
512MB to 2GB in storage
capacity.


Note:

MMC

(MultiMedia Card) will work in several of the devices but

that card type
seems to be

phasing out
.


Models:




Memory Card Type


Max. Size


Tungsten™ E2

handheld

SD

,
MMC



1GB

T|X handheld

SD

,
MMC



2GB

Treo™ 680

SD

,
MMC



4GB

Treo™ 700p

SD

,
MMC



2GB

Treo™ 755p

miniSD



4GB

Palm® Centro

microSD



4GB


Note:

The
miniSD

and
microSD

cards have adapters that c
an be used


in regular sized
SD

expansion card slots.


Security Guidelines


1. In the interests of adhering to
HIPAA

rules, if you use your
PDA to keep track of
patient information you are expected to password protect your device.


Password
protection can be accessed through the preferences icon on your
Palm®
.


2. Password protection should always be ac
tive and set for 5 minutes or less. Your PDA
should be set to turn off automatically within three minutes or less.


3. Synchronization of
sensitive PDA Information with home c
omputers. Please be
cognizant when synchronizing patient and staff
-
related data o
n home computers.


4. Home Cable, DSL, and/or LAN users should have a
Firewall

security protection
installed on their home computers.


5. Home computer users who have sensitive data on their PDAs are r
esponsible for
ensuring that the data is secure. Transfer of a home computer or PDA to another person
necessitates erasing of all patient and staff
-
related data.



Recommend
ed

Software


Below is a list of software, some of it will be an important part of y
our clinical years and
used frequently, others will be reference, calculators, schedules, etc.



Epocrates®

Rx


(Free Version)



Free
mobile drug and formulary reference.



Ep
ocrates®

Essentials


(
Subscription a
vailable to Medical Students)

*


Integrated drug, disease, and diagnostic suite for mobile devices.



Epocrates®

Medical Dictionary


(Subscription available to Medical S
tudents)

*


Mobile guide to over 100,000 medical terms.


*
As part of our on
-
going PDA Initiative and as a result of our participation in the


Epocrates®

University Consortium, the
UW School Of Medicine & Public Health

has



arranged for all medical students to get new one year subscription or extension to


Epocrates®

Essentials

and
Epocrates®

Medical Dicti
onary
.




Essential Evidence Plus

(
Subscripti
on available to Health Science Students
)

**


A

powerful electronic resource packed with all of the medical evidence you need to make
critical patient care decisions.


E
ssential Evidence Plus features must
-
have content, tools, calculators, and daily email
alerts for clinicians who deliver first
-
contact care.





MicroMedex



Thomson
Clinical Xpert


(Subscription available to Health Science Students)

**


Evidence based decision support for your PDA.


* disease information


* laboratory
test information


* drugs


* interactions


* alternative medicine


* toxicology


* news & alerts


* and convenient calculators


**
Provided to Health Sciences students by
Ebling Library
,
UW School Of Medicine & Public Health
, and
the
UW Dept. Of Family Medicine
.



Miscellaneous
Palm & iPhone/iPod Touch
Freeware


Below is a list of Free
Palm®

based
medical software. These are not required although
you may find them useful as reference tools.


ABG


Three calculators include. 1) Analyse arterial blood gasses 2) Output a recommended
FIO2, given a determined pO2, FIO2 and a desired pO2 3) Perform hemodynamic
calculations utilizing the Fi
ck principle.


ABG Pro


Arterial Blood Gases Pro is a program that will completely analyze
arterial blood gases.


Breastfeed


Breastfeed is an informational reference on multiple aspects of breas
tfeeding from
Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition.


Cardio Calc


Helpful tool to manage patients with cardiovascular disease or hyperlipidemia.


Diagnosaurus


McGraw
-
Hill's

Diagnosaurus 2.0, the FREE medical PDA software, is completely
updated for the new age in healthcare and used by tens of thousands of students,
physicians, and health professionals.


Eponyms




Eponyms is a
short description

of 1,600 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g.,
Rovsing's sign, Virchow's node) with descriptions.


Eponyms

(for students)

Eponyms is a
short description

of 1,600 common and obscure medical epony
ms (e.g.,
Rovsing's sign, Virchow's node) with descriptions.


HeartBeat


With this program you can measure your h
eart rate.


HeartBeat


With this program you can measure your heart

rate.


Herbal Zone


Decision support for widely used herbs.



Med Calc


Med Calc is a medical calculator running on
Palm®

Powered™ handheld devices. It is
desi
gned for rapid calculation of common equations used in clinical medicine (including
anesthesiology, pediatrics, emergency, intensive care and internal medicine).


Med
Calc


A free medical calculator, that gives you easy access to complicated medical formulas
and scores.


Med Rules


MedRules is an award
-
winning application featuring useful clinical prediction rules taken
from the medical literature.


Medical Mnemonics


A searchable database of medical mnemonics designed to assist students in remembering
medical informatio
n.


PalmEKG



PalmEKG is an Arrhythmia Field Guide for Your Palm Computer.


Pregn
ancy Kick Counter


Track your baby’s
kicking
activity


PregWheel




PregWheel is a simple medical utility program for use in obstetrics.


PSI


Pneumonia Severity Index Calculator: An interactive tool for the Pneumonia Severity
Index from the Assessment of the Variation and Outcomes of Pneumonia


Shots 2007
-
08


Shots 2007 is

a quick reference guide to the

Childhood Immunization Schedule, a
collaboration of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACI
P), the
American Academy of Pediatrics

(AAP) and the
American Academy of Family
Physicians

(AAFP), and the 2007
-
2008 Adult Immunization Schedule, recommended by
the Advisory Committ
ee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Details on each vaccine are
available by clicking on the vaccine names.


Skyscape



Free Resources 1)
RxDrugs



drug dosing info w/calcs 2)
Outlines in Clinical Med.



evidence based disease and sympt
om info 3)
Archimedes



medical calculator &
decision tool. 4)
MedAlert



keep up to date on drugs, summaries, trials & more.


Also available are Pay Apps through Skyscape
(Ex.:
Harrison’s Manual Of Medicine
,

Stedmans’s Medical Dictionary
,
Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide
,
5 Min.
-

Emergency
Medical Consult
, etc…)


WebMD Mobile


Features

a

symptom
checker
, drug & treatment info, and a first aid section.


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Pay Apps


(Prices
listed
are approx. and

may
change overtime)


Breastfeeding

($0.99)

F
or nursing mothers, serves to remember from which breast the baby as latter drank.


DoctorCalc


Med
ical apps for iPod Touch/iP
hone


Medical iPhone


Medi
cal Apps. For iPhone/iPod touch


Modal
ity Apps


(
Board Review Flash Cards
,
Recalls,

Netter’s,
Zollinger’s, USMLE,
and more)


PubSearch

($.99) &
PubSearch Plus

($4.99)

A s
imple,
efficient user interface with fast access to the PubMed database

http://www.deathraypizza.com


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Other

Links

Collective Med



The premier source for medical PDA software on the Internet.

Select from hundreds of
Palm®

and
Windows Mobile

medical software titles.


MedsPDA



Providing a convenient
,

and comprehensive single resource for the busy mobile medical
professional.


PDA MediSoft


Medical and health software downloads for
Palm®
,
Symbian
,
Windows Mobile

(Pocket
PC), (Smartphones) a
nd
BlackBerry®

(RIM).


Software Advice

(Medical)

Medical Software Advice is a free online resource that helps physicians find PDA
software for their practice
s.


WiscVPN


Installation & trouble shooting. Running this VPN client will allow you to acce
ss
resources as if on a UW Madison internet connection.