Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Physicians Increasingly Using iPad As A Clinical Tool.

From AOA First Look:

The Chicago Sun-Times (10/26, Thomas) reports that since "Apple's iPad hit the market in April, doctors at Chicago area hospitals are increasingly using the hot-selling tablet as a clinical tool." The article adds that emergency department "doctors are using iPads to order lab tests and medication," plastic "surgeons are using them to show patients what they might look like after surgery," and "medical residents are using them as a quick reference to look up drug interactions and medical conditions." The article notes that "the University of Chicago Medical Center plans to provide iPads to all of its internal medicine residents, expanding on a pilot program launched earlier this year" and that "Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood has given iPads to all of its orthopedic residents as part of a pilot program."

The Miami Herald (10/26, Hardy) reports that the "genius of the iPad is that it uses inexpensive apps -- tools that carry out a specific task -- to perform functions," and it is "a universal machine that can be anything you want it to be."

Comments: Have any of you used your IPad while conducting an eye examination? If so I would like to hear from you. DM

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