As the principal investigator on
a mobile medicine technology grant awarded by leading PDA manufacturer
Palm, Inc., Dr. Elise Eisenberg, Director of Dental Informatics,
has learned a lot about the usefulness of PDAs in dental education.
So much so, in fact, that she was selected as one of 35 volunteers to develop
a new series of Palm- Powered “Expert Guides” covering a range of professions,
including dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, and psychology, among others.
The “Expert Guides” are designed to
turn any Palm-Powered handheld or smartphone into the ultimate personal and professional
resource by offering the Web’s most comprehensive
directory of Palm applications, online resources, e-books, and user stories.
a PDA is a great calendar and address book, it also holds enormous potential
to access concise information needed in classrooms, clinics, and dental offices,” says
Dr. Eisenberg. “With the ‘Expert Guide,’ someone like myself, who is extremely
familiar with a particular field, has already done the job of searching through
a variety of sites to find information and programs, thereby relieving the
user of this burden.”
Dr. Eisenberg’s “Expert Guide
for Dentists” is available at www.palmsource.com/interests/dental.
includes details on an eclectic range of useful sources, including a mobile
patient information program that stores dental health information, drug
data, a concise medical dictionary, and a handbook on coping
with emergencies that includes a guide to bioterrorism agents.
is a registered trademark of Palm Inc.