Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
infectious disease application, requirements: personal computer with Internet access, Palm OS-driven personal digital assistant (eg, Palm, Handspring, Sony, TRGPro), 430 KB free memory for installation, ePocrates, Inc, San Carlos, Calif, 2001.
A growing number of physicians are harnessing the power and convenience of personal digital assistants (PDAs). An estimated 15 percent of physicians currently use these handheld computing devices in daily practice.1 PDAs have a wide variety of practical medical applications. They can be used for scheduling, billing, prescribing, and maintaining patient databases. PDAs are also commonly used to hold vast amounts of reference material.2
Infectious DiseaseePocrates qID 1.0. JAMA. 2001;286(2):230-232. doi:10.1001/jama.286.2.230-JBK0711-2-1