Evaluation of txt2MEDLINE and development of short messaging service-optimized, clinical practice guidelines in Botswana.

@article{Armstrong2012EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of txt2MEDLINE and development of short messaging service-optimized, clinical practice guidelines in Botswana.},
  author={Kathleen A Armstrong and Fang Liu and Anne Marie L Seymour and Loeto Mazhani and Ryan Littman-Quinn and Paul A. Fontelo and Carrie L. Kovarik},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={14-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Currently clinicians in sub-Saharan Africa have limited access to the Internet, whereas mobile phone access and use is extensive. The University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the National Library of Medicine launched txt2MEDLINE, a short messaging service (SMS) query of PubMed/MEDLINE, and SMS-optimized clinical guidelines in Botswana. The objective of this project was to establish and evaluate the utility of these tools for clinicians in Botswana. MATERIALS AND METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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