Development of a personal digital assistant-based wireless application in clinical practice

Yen Cheng Chen, Hou Chang Chiu, Ming Dar Tsai, Hang Chang, Chee Fah Chong

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Abstract

Purpose: Our study aims to develop a personal digital assistant (PDA)-based wireless application in medical information processing by using Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11b wireless standards and SyncML codes. Methods: In this study, an "integrated database access module" is used to provide a unified integrated access interface while consistency of wireless data transmission is achieved by using the standardized SyncML protocol. A prototype of the system has been developed, implemented, and tested for its mobility, usability, stability, and performance with questionnaire survey. Results: Response time for browsing/searching was usually less than 3 s. The average time intervals needed for data transmissions were 68.6 ± 8.5 s for Bluetooth and 47.0 ± 4.8 s for 802.11b. The five-point Likert scale (from 1 = least to 5 = most) questionnaire survey of 30 medical professionals yielded a high degree of satisfaction with the system's mobility (4.18 ± 0.89), usability (4.69 ± 0.90), stability (3.81 ± 0.94), and performance (3.97 ± 0.88). Conclusion: The results of our study suggested that PDA applications which exploit wireless communication are convenient and feasible in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Handheld Computers
Personal digital assistants
Bluetooth
Automatic Data Processing
Data communication systems
Reaction Time
Communication
Databases
Network protocols
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Information system
  • Mobile
  • PDA
  • SyncML
  • Wireless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Development of a personal digital assistant-based wireless application in clinical practice. / Chen, Yen Cheng; Chiu, Hou Chang; Tsai, Ming Dar; Chang, Hang; Chong, Chee Fah.

In: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol. 85, No. 2, 02.2007, p. 181-184.

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Chen, Yen Cheng ; Chiu, Hou Chang ; Tsai, Ming Dar ; Chang, Hang ; Chong, Chee Fah. / Development of a personal digital assistant-based wireless application in clinical practice. In: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 2007 ; Vol. 85, No. 2. pp. 181-184.
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