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Recording of February 16 BeyondtheSEA Presentation: PubMed for Handhelds is Now Available

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Recording of February 16, 2011 presentation

BeyondtheSEA: PubMed for Handhelds with Paul Fontelo

The National Library of Medicine has a free Web application, PubMed for Handhelds[link: http://pubmedhh.nlm.nih.gov/], designed for handheld devices to help healthcare professionals read journal abstracts, access ClinicalTrials.Gov orsearch PubMed in a variety of ways: directly or via a PICO interface. The PubMed search also allows restriction to Systematic Reviews or Clinical Queries. Join the staff of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and Paul Fontelo of NLM for a presentation and discussion of PubMed for Handhelds.

Paul Fontelo is a staff scientist research physician in the Office of High Performance Computing and Communications, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communication (LHNCBC), National Library of Medicine. Since his first Palm III personal digital assistant (PDA) in 2001, he has developed resources for handheld and wireless mobile devices. Fontelo’s goal has always been to bring MEDLINE via the Internet through handheld devices to the point of care as a resource for clinical decision making. This was underscored in a recent presentation to the LHNCBC Board of Scientific Counselors,”Bringing the Medical Library Where Needed: at the Point of Care.” Throughout the continuous evolution of operating systems and mobile devices, he has kept resources relevant by opting for open source software, platform and operating system independence, and Internet standards. Fontelo has tested all types of wireless access (Bluetooth, infrared, Wi-Fi and cell phones) and mobile devices from PDAs to the “One-Laptop per Child” computer, netbooks, and smartphones. He is a board-certified pathologist with an master’s from Johns Hopkins University.

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