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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Smartphones including Android OS

From: Jim Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Smartphones including Android OS
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:54:21 -0800

re the Palm Pre limitations

- battery life 
- lacks a memory card slot
- limited Apps
- failure to always recognize taps
- pause of several seconds between tapping an application icon and the app 
itself opening
- phone itself also takes a very long time to start up; timed in some cases at 
over a minute and a half from pressing the power button
- Apple integration is limited (but as would be expected for any non-Apple 

re use of a smartphone wrt EMR

- look-up of individual patients' data when troubleshooting phone calls, issues 
at a hospital, of which the highest priority lookup info would IMO be
        - medications, allergies
        - demographics for contacting the patient
        - problem list
        - possibly, results
        - ultimately it would be nice to fully access (read/retrieve) the 
patient's clinical data but maybe not realistic (except would seem possible for 
browser based EMRs)
- also look up of schedule (though not yet internal to gnumed)
- also review of messages

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