“Maybe it won’t happen with this specific iPad release. Maybe it won’t happen this year or next. But I expect emergency physicians will someday be able to wander through their department, moving patient to patient, with a tablet like the iPad tucked under their arms,” Genes writes. “During encounters, we’ll use iPads to tap on elements of the history or exam in, and enter orders – all very quickly at the bedside. These tablets will help us go over images and lab results with patients, and let us review diagnoses and instructions. In short, I think the iPad can liberate doctors from the desk-based tyranny of ED information systems and the shortcomings of the paper chart.”
• The Operating System
• The Form Factor
• Next Steps
Full article, with some health care iPhone OS apps that are already leading the way, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Wing L.” for the heads up.]