A recent CIO.com article shared that at some Texas hospitals, iPads and iPhones sever the desktop computing cord, allowing doctors and nurses to spend more time with their patients.

The iPad will allow doctors and nurses to spend more time with their patients. It’s a significant break from the traditional hospital setting; instead of staring at a computer screen, nurses and doctors will be interacting with patients.

Some ways they are using the iPad/iPhone:

  • Giving a patient an iPad with game-like apps on it to test motor skills
  • Nurses will be able to roam bedsides while remotely checking  EKGs on their iPads
  • Doctors are already sharing medical records on iPads with their peers, in order to discuss patient care

What do you think about this healthcare IT advancement?  Is this implementation of healthcare IT Hype (not ready yet) or Ripe?

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