Towards the Wireless Ward: Evaluating a Trial of Networked PDAs in the National Health Service [chapter]

Phil Turner, Garry Milne, Susan Turner, Manfred Kubitscheck, Ian Penman
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we describe a pilot study of the clinical use of a wireless network of personal digital assistants (PDAs). We describe how we are dealing with the concerns of the clinicians with respect to maintaining the security of patient records and the potential interference which wireless devices might cause critical medical systems. Beyond these technologydriven issues we also describe a framework based on activity theory which we will use to guide the evaluation of the PDAs.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-24641-1_15 fatcat:s4j6q5t6dzcbjel52zeqliar3y