The usefulness of handheld computers in a surgical group practice.

J. Blackman, P. Gorman, R. Lohensohn, D. Kraemer, S. Svingen

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We designed a system using hand-held computers allowing physicians in the hospital setting to access their surgical schedules, to track patients in multiple hospitals, and to quickly enter billing information. The physicians would then update their schedules and pass billing information electronically when they returned to the office. The system was successfully implemented, it was well accepted by clinicians and staff users, and it showed an increased capture of charges. Whether an economically important effect on the number of days to post hospital charges will be evident after follow-up data has been collected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)686-690
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)


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