Medscape (free login required) has a conference report on how technology is changing medical education, particularly via PDA’s. What is notably missing is actual patient records at the point of care. ‘…Currently…most medical students do not use their PDAs for patient-encounter information. Deleshia Kinney, a first-year medical student from Southern Illinois University, noted, “Right now I use my PDA for references, PBL questions, and research. I know that they will be useful for clinical encounters and annotation, once the issues of confidentiality, security, and ease of updating software have been addressed.”

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