Comments on: U of Louisville Med & Dental Schools Integrate Handhelds

The University of Louisville is among of the first universities in the nation to make Palm handhelds part of its curricula. The university's School of Medicine and School of Dentistry have purchased and distributed 1,100 Palm handhelds to students. The university is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare with a reputation for leading-edge medical research and breakthrough medical treatments.
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Beavis @ 11/14/2002 12:03:21 PM #
Palm must be giving some sweet deals on m500 handhelds to companies lately. First Lexus, now U of L.

RE: m500's
markgm @ 11/14/2002 12:23:18 PM #
I'm curious to know whether palm is creating new m500's or just clearing out old inventory. As a college student, I have relied on my handhelds extensivly to sort my day!

so what?

dakernels @ 11/14/2002 5:26:48 PM #
I'm not sure what the news is here. My medical school has been giving all the incoming students laptops and palm Vx's for the past 4 years.

RE: so what?
john_gpjm @ 11/15/2002 12:38:06 AM #
Yeap...i guess most medical uni's have been using palmtops for years. I'm just wondering if they have a special intergrated program so that the palms are intergrated with the medical curriculum. Perhaps this is the first one...

RE: so what?
anjrober1 @ 11/15/2002 8:40:52 AM #
Actually there are a number of medical schools with varying degrees of integrated courses. Harvard, Suny Downstate, USC Keck and Buffalo are only a few. You can find some cases studies at We (ArcStream) are a wireless systems integration firm that develops vertically focused applications, med schools being one of those. Frequent solutions include course content distribution, patient encounter capture, survey and evaluations, etc.
RE: so what?
devildoc @ 11/15/2002 11:57:42 AM #
I'm not sure what the big deal is either. They're not doing anything that USC, UCLA and many other schools are already doing. EXCEPT......

Requiring students to purchase [even if students don't pay directly, it is included in their tuition, they pay] a device as MS-1s [many schools require an 8MB PamOS device by the end of MS-2]. I would be interested in seeing their study of MS-3s that justified Palm devices for MS-1s. There is a huge difference between MS-1s and MS-3s and given the huge advances that can occur over a two year period, I would be interested in knowing how these advances are going to be integrated.

RE: so what?
Tuckermaclain @ 11/15/2002 6:50:21 PM #
My residency used them quite alot--first as individuals, then officially to track procedures. A staff member @ Walter-Reed help set up our offical program. A die-hard Palm-Geek (like most of us) he had IR ports @ Walter-Reed posted so that residents/ staff and med studs could hot-sync anywhere and update their inpatient lists, post notes to charts, and update clinic schedules. This was in '97. He had every palm device available as well as a PPC. The coolest at the time was a TRG Pro w/ 1GB microdrive. Medical people in general have embraced handhelds, and it would seem that the Palm platform is better suited for information handling than the other. It sure was nice to chuck all those little (and big) books from our lab coat pockets. Having said that, I agree that this first post is nothing revolutionary, as any of us can site his/her school/training facility as one that did it earlier. Hooray for Palms! They make my life much easier.

RE: so what?
emtnky @ 11/20/2002 10:18:23 AM #
How could you be using a TRGPro in 1997 if, TRG did not even sign a license agreement with Palm until 10/99, and did not release the TRGPro until the end of 1999. I can not stand people who try to talk about things that they do not know about.



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