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Outcomes in the Palm of Your Hand: Improving the Quality and Continuity of Patient Care

2014-08-27 03:45:10 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study evaluates the usability of personal digital assistants (PDAs) by nurses for collecting, utilizing and communicating patient health information, and the feasibility of using PDAs to increase nurses' access to and utilization of best-practice guidelines.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Conditions

Computers, Handheld

Intervention

handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

Location

Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
M5G 1X5

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

University of Toronto

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:45:10-0400

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