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TEAM PHYSICIAN’S CORNER

THE TEAM PHYSICIAN AND PDAS

ROGER OSTRANDER, MD THE PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT (PDA) has
American Sports Medicine Institute
Birmingham, Alabama been available in one form or another for the past 10 years. It has evolved
from a simple device with basic functions to a handheld computer with a
JEFFREY R. DUGAS, MD range of applications. PDAs have become particularly useful to the medical
Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center practitioner for several reasons. First, there are a number of medicine-based
Birmingham, Alabama software applications. Furthermore, wireless capabilities have enabled
practitioners to access the Internet as well as patient information from
JOHN D. CAMPBELL, MD hospital- and office-based systems. This article will provide a general review
Bridger Orthopaedics of the PDA and its utility in an orthopaedic practice.
Bozeman, Montana
Choosing the Right PDA

Before purchasing a PDA, one should shop around and compare options.
One of the most important decisions is which operating system best suits
your personality and practice needs. The two major operating systems
currently available are the Palm operating system (Palm OS) and the
Windows-based operating system, Pocket PC 2003.

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