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

Turner, Phil, Milne, Garry, Turner, Susan, Kubitscheck, Manfred and Penman, Iain (2004) Towards the wireless ward: evaluating a trial of networked PDAs in the National Health Service. In: Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Access. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2954 . Springer-Verlag, Berlin/ Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-21003-0

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-540-21003-0
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless network; personal digital assistants; patient records; activity theory;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3346
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 12:09
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2014 15:45
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3346

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