. Handhelds for Doctors, Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, Idiopathic Publishing.: ISBN 0-9544157-0-1.. The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2002 Volume 3 Number 1.
For those as technologically challenged as myself, Mohammad Al-Ubaydli's book ‘Handhelds for Doctors' is a breath of fresh air. To rely on machine washed, moth eaten, scraps of paper is now a thing of the past.
Nostalgia is no excuse for holding on to antiquated methods. Although it is difficult to effect change within any hospital, condemning the muddled notes trolley to the scrap heap would satisfy many frustrated medics. Finally, with a handheld computer and this book to guide you, it seems that this ideal is no longer a pipe dream.
Handhelds for Doctors is aimed at the complete novice, taking you through the whole process of choosing and using a handheld PC in simple steps. It provides the budding technophile with everything needed to make the most of their new equipment, with an emphasis on the medical environment. The list of useful web sites is both comprehensive and invaluable.
To equip oneself with a computer small enough for the top pocket, cheap enough to not break the bank and smart enough provide specialist medical information that even Quincy would be proud of, is now possible. This book tells you how. When I finished it, I went online and am now the proud owner of my first handheld. I can recommended it.
Dr. Louis Grandjean
St. Mary's Hospital, London