An article in the NY Times (registration required) describes how PDA’s are proving practical at Miami Children’s Hospital. The telling quote from Dr. Redmond Burke chief of cardiac surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital;
“I was frustrated that Federal Express could keep better track of a package than we could track patients,” he recalled. “We were walking around with 5-by-7-inch index cards as the hospital database. They got lost. You couldn’t access them. I wanted to have one hand on a sick baby and in the other hand, I wanted to hold that baby’s information. That’s where the hand-helds came in.”
Read the rest of the story here.