Accession Number:

ADB211247

Title:

Project ProMED.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 93-30 Sep 95,

Corporate Author:

APPLE COMPUTER INC RESTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The results of Project ProMED clearly demonstrated the potential usefulness of Personal Digital Assistants PDAs, in particular, Apples Newton MessagePad, in the health care environment of military medical centers. ProMED proved that PDA technology provides value in the clinicalmedical computing environment, when used as a a personal productivity tool, b a wireless communicator for mobile practitioners, and c an interactive patient care information delivery resume. Health care providers adapted easily to the health care applications on the Newton Message Pad because of the natural graphical user interface GUI designed by the developer, KPMG Peat Marwick. The ProMED software solutions replaced cumbersome, paper-laden processes and allowed practitioners to practice medicine in a more natural, behavioristic way. On-line, real time access to important clinical and financial information provides the basis for the physician and other health care providers to provide quality, cost-efficient patient care. Clearly, though, Project ProMED illustrated that the long-term value of this type of technology in health care lies in its mobile communications capabilities and the ability to dynamically interact with the enterprise system and electronic medical record repository.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE