Data management using the personal digital assistant in an acute pain service.

@article{Chan2004DataMU,
  title={Data management using the personal digital assistant in an acute pain service.},
  author={Stewart Siu-Wa Chan and Christopher P W Chu and Benny Cheng and Phoon Ping Chen},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          81-6
        }
}
Handheld personal digital assistants (PDA) are increasingly being used by physicians for a variety of information and data management purposes. We evaluated a PDA-based data management system for our acute pain service. A structured questionnaire survey was conducted to assess staff experience and attitude towards the paper system before the introduction of the PDA, and three months after introduction of the PDA system. We compared the time taken to conduct the acute pain round before and after… CONTINUE READING