04 Nov iPads grow in popularity among health care professionals
The convenience and portability of iPads have recently turned them into a popular health care tool.
According to Venture Beat, they are used by doctors to easily look at medical images and rapidly reference data available on electronic health records. Before, they would need to use inconvenient paper materials or leave the patient to check a desktop computer in order to see this information. With the advanced technology of tablets, however, they are able to access facts and figures quickly and efficiently.
CIO magazine noted that not only is the popularity of iPads convenient for doctors, but for patients as well. According to the source, the lightweight tablet computers are completely replacing the clipboard. Instead of sitting in waiting rooms filling out endless forms, patients can submit questionnaires electronically at their convenience before their appointment. When they enter the checkup room, physicians will have their information at their fingertips.
The source noted that the use of these tablets during medical exams will also contribute to the patient-doctor relationship. Doctors can go over images with patients and provide them with in-depth information through zooming in and drawing on the pictures. They can also demonstrate to patients how they can monitor and improve their health with the help of apps and internet programs.