Thursday, September 20, 2007

PDAs with GPS used to prevent malaria

Researchers from the CDC have developed tools that rely on GPS technology and PDAs to aid in the prevention of malaria in developing countries. Devices were used to collect data on availability of bed netting, and findings were recently reported in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene...MORE

Use of PDAs for ePrescribing Brings Savings in Mississippi

Over 200 physicians have been equipped with PDAs for eprescribing, saving Mississippi’s Medicaid program approximately $1.2 million per month in prescription costs. The system reduces medication costs and increases patient care quality by improving access to patient medication histories as a means of preventing adverse drug interactions...MORE

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Hospitals Expand Wireless Networks

To avoid the risk of interference with medical devices that is posed by cell phones, some hospital centers are creating wireless networks to support communication with mobile phones and laptop computers...MORE