Dear Healthcare Providers,
There's been an explosion of activity involving hand-held technologies in health care. About a third of healthcare providers are carrying PDAs. Hundreds of hospitals and clinics are implementing wireless networks. Many companies are developing health care applications for hand-held devices. Many hardware companies are introducing next-generation PDAs, Tablet PCs, smart phones and more.
Why is the interest in healthcare mobile technologies exploding? Simple. Because in health care, providing easy access to information can save lives.
At eClinician.org, we believe hand-held technologies will be the starting-point to the automation of clinical and financial systems throughout health care.
That's why eClinician team has launched eClinician Newsletter- to keep you updated with the latest news and developments, to answer your questions and concerns and to provide some nice tips for optimum use of hand-held devices.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does my hand-held device synchronize with my desktop computer?
Windows Mobile-based Smartphones, Pocket PCs, and Pocket PC Phone Editions all come with a cradle that attaches to your desktop PC via ActiveSync — a Microsoft software program that manages the connection between your desktop and your device. You can configure ActiveSync to synchronize your e-mail, calendar appointments, contacts and more.
2. What is Pocket Outlook?
A mobile version of Microsoft Office Outlook 2002. Pocket Outlook includes Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Inbox, and Notes programs. These software applications enable you to schedule appointments, manage your contacts, organize your tasks, or take handwritten and voice messages directly on your Windows Mobile-based device. You can use ActiveSync to synchronize data from Pocket Outlook with Outlook 2002 on your desktop computer.
3. What is Pocket Internet Explorer?
A mobile version of Microsoft Internet Explorer. You can use Pocket Internet Explorer to view either Web or WAP pages on your Windows Mobile-based device. While browsing, you can also download new files and programs to your Windows Mobile-based device from the Internet.
4. What is Windows Media Player?
Windows Media Player is a program that lets you play high-quality digital music and video on your Windows Mobile-based device. Windows Media Player enables you to stream content from the Internet, and to play music in the background while working with other programs.
Please feel free to address any questions , concerns or suggestions you may have to CME@CDNetwork.org. Also, let us know if you have any specific topics of interest so that we can address them in the future issues of eClinician newsletter.
Thank you for your continued support. As always, regularly visit the website www.eClinician.org
Raj Adusumilli, MD, MS