These days, there are so many portable devices to choose from. A typical person owns more than one device. Examples are laptops, cellphones, tablets, and PDAs. If you’re in the medical field, you also need these portable devices. But if you don’t want to carry too many devices around, you can survive with just these three:
- Portable computer or laptop. Most doctors are now opting to store patient information in laptops rather than paper. Not only does it become easier to compile all pertinent information, but it also minimizes the clutter in the clinic. You can also access the information wherever you are. A hospital can also have a database of patients and personnel to make sure that emergency situations can be handled quickly. Since laptops also have a bigger storage space, you can store resources and training materials in there for review.
- Smartphone or PDA. Today, smartphones can already be your personal digital assistant. There are applications that help schedule your activities and remind you of your appointments and tasks. You will become a more efficient physician with a device reminding you of what you need to do within reach. It’s also easy to communicate through smartphones.
- Tablet. Tablets are also helpful because it can help you access your mail, databases, and patient files anytime. Sure, the laptop already allows access to these things, but tablets are lighter and more convenient to bring anywhere. Besides, it also has a longer battery life, so even if your laptop battery is already dead, you can still rely on your tablet.
With your laptop, smartphone, and tablet, you can access everything you need. To maximize the capability of these devices, you might want to synchronize your files. If you do that, you can access everything regardless of whether you are using a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. That way, if your smartphone dies, you can still send an email from your tablet.