Dr. Koriwchak over at wiredemrdoctor.com posted a great article today pertaining to iPads in healthcare from the perspective of a real mobile EMR user.
Koriwchak points to the iPad mini as a recent game changer due to size. Understandably, the ability to keep patient interaction quality high while holding and sometimes operating a iPad one-handed is of note. Contrast this with a surgeon dragging a mobile computer cart and placing it in the middle of the conversation. As a patient, which surgeon would you rather have explaining your Lumbar Laminectomy?
Koriwchak goes on to mention his following four use cases that bring the value of an iPad in healthcare to a much higher tier:
- Interacting with an EMR – either via a remote control app or a native iPad EMR
- Voice to text
- Conveying information to patient
- Exam room searches