“Dr. Henry Feldman comes up close to the bed, taps on his iPad a few times, and tilts the panel toward his patient, Courtney Williams,” Marion Davis reports for The Boston Globe. “On the screen are small pictures of something raw-looking and pink: the inside of Williams’s stomach, up close and magnified… He taps on the screen again, and a picture from Frank Netter’s ‘Atlas of Human Anatomy’ comes up, showing the stomach and the blood vessels that feed it. He points out exactly where Williams’s ulcer is — ‘a bunch’ of ulcers, actually. Another few taps and Williams’s medical record pops up, so they can discuss discharge instructions.”
“Last month, at the launch of the iPad 2, Apple showed a video in which Dr. John Halamka, chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess, said the iPad ‘will change the way doctors practice medicine,'” Davis reports. “It was a bold statement, and not the first lofty claim made about technology. But this much is clear: Hospitals across the United States and as far as Israel and Australia are embracing iPads.
Davis reports, “The reason is simple, Halamka said in a phone interview — iPads are a great fit for doctors.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “SB” for the heads up.]