Internal Medicine

Educational impact of using smartphones for clinical communication on general medicine: more global, less local.

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Publication Date: 
Jul 16, 2013

BACKGROUND: Medical trainees increasingly use smartphones in their clinical work. Similar to other information technology implementations, smartphone use can result in unintended consequences.

Understanding usage patterns of handheld computers in clinical practice.

Publication Date: 
Dec 04, 2002

Handheld computers are commonly used in clinical practice and often considered invaluable by physicians. Though full of promise, the technology is still costly and literature assessing its real use in clinical practice remains scarce.

Which laboratory tests do students in an internal medicine clerkship need to learn about?

Publication Date: 
Oct 15, 2008

A PDA (personal digital assistant) program containing information on 193 laboratory tests was provided to students during the 8-week core clerkship in internal medicine. Students used the program at their own discretion.

Factors determining the use of personal digital assistants among physicians.

Publication Date: 
Apr 22, 2009

The objective of this study was to examine the factors that might influence the use of personal digital assistant devices (PDAs) by physicians for assistance in the delivery of their routine patient care.

Using patient encounter logs for mandated clinical encounters in an internal medicine clerkship.

Publication Date: 
Feb 25, 2010

BACKGROUND: Patient encounter logs help assess a student's educational experience. The use of a grading incentive linked to the mandatory documentation of prespecified clinical encounters has been insufficiently studied.