Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Unbound Tip: Using the Alerts Feature

The Alerts feature is a powerful yet simple research tool. It's the best way to keep informed on journal articles that are written about topics of interest. The Alert feature allows you to save a Medline search, and have the latest results of that search sent to your PDA. To create an alert, click on the "Alerts" link in the menu and click the "Create" button, then follow these steps:

Step 1 - Get Started! Read the introduction then click the "Get Started" button

Step 2 - Search Medline! Enter a Medline Search (ex. Avian Bird Flu) and click "Quick Search" or "Assisted Search"

Step 3 - Review the results! If you like the results click on the "Alert" link to create the alert

Step 4 - Name the Alert! This is the name you will see appear on your PDA.

You're done. The next time you sync your PDA, the Alert you set up should appear on your PDA. Every time you sync your PDA, the latest results for the search will be sent to your PDA.

Please Note: it takes about 5 minutes to process the Alert.

For more information on this and other features, be sure to read the Unbound Central User Guide.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Journal Article: Handheld computer software for school nurses.

Nursing schools and nurses seem to be discovering the importance of access to medical information on the PDA. Nursing Central from Unbound Medicine addresses the needs of this group of users. Below is a recent journal article on the subject:

Title: Handheld computer software for school nurses.
Author(s): Murphy EA
Institution: Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Source: J Sch Nurs 2005 Dec; 21(6) :356-60.
PubMed ID: 16419342

See Medline Citation

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Vendors Named for Certification Test

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology has selected six ambulatory electronic medical records vendors for the first test of its certification process.
The industry-sponsored commission now is working on a federal government contract to develop programs to certify that health I.T. products meet certain functional criteria, starting with ambulatory electronic records. More

Garmin Announces New iQue 3000 GPS Handheld

Garmin today announced the iQue 3000, a newly-styled, entry-level Palm OS Powered handheld PDA that offers fully integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The iQue 3000 expands Garmin's iQue Palm OS PDA product line, which currently includes the iQue 3200 and iQue 3600. More