Information in the palm of your hand

Mark H. Ebell, David Ronner

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Physicians need a way to access and organize personal, patient-related, and medical reference information. Hand-held computers are a practical solution that can make this information available at the point of care. We review the major types of hand-held computers and their software and recommend specific models based on physicians' needs. We also describe software for hand-held computers, with special attention to medical record and medical reference software.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-251
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000


  • Computers
  • Information storage and retrieval
  • Software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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    Ebell, M. H., & Ronner, D. (2000). Information in the palm of your hand. Journal of Family Practice, 49(3), 243-251.