“Readers of FierceHealthcare and its sister publications FierceMobileHealthcare and Hospital Impact already know how much doctors love Apple’s iPad, especially for image sharing,” Dan Bowman reports for FierceHealthcare. “A new study published in the January 2011 issue of the Journal of Surgical Radiology takes that love to the next level: the operating room.”
“Georgetown University Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Felasfa Wodajo, who has been using the device during surgeries to view patient images and records, as well as to ‘review relevant anatomy to the point of care,’ believes it’s only a matter of time before iPads — or tools like it — become as indispensable in the OR as a scalpel,” Bowman reports. “‘The iPad clearly has the potential to be very useful in the hospital and in the operating theater,’ Wodajo writes. ‘Medicine is, by its nature, a mobile occupation and a powerful and flexible computing device will almost certainly play some role in our future everyday practices.'”
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