Elsevier on PDAs

Toni Clogston gave a thorough overview of how clinicians use PDAs. Over 40% of physicians use PDAs and they tend to be the younger doctors. Elsevier is putting its Handbooks on PDAs but they don’t expect people to read PDFs on their PDAs. It’s necessary to customize content, consider search functionality, realize that users are mobile, and that handhelds may not be the next new thing. In fact, Toni suggested an analogy to 8-track tapes.

Marydee Ojala
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