Tuesday, November 16, 2010

10 reasons why doctors love the Apple iPad

Here are 10 reasons why doctors are falling in love with the Apple iPad:
  1. They already use the iPhone, so the iPad just makes sense.
  2. Long battery life means they don't need to walk around the hospital carrying an AC adapter with their tablet PC.
  3. The iPad is simple. Doctors don't like complicated technology. They prefer simple. Thus, they don't feel threatened by the iPad.
  4. They can use the iPad to entertain patients who are waiting in the waiting area of the exam room.
  5. They'd rather carry a light iPad over a heavy tablet PC when they're using an electronic health record (EHR).
  6. They can use the iPad to explain complex medical anatomy to their patients.
  7. If they can't figure out how to do something on the iPad, they can ask their 10-year old kid.
  8. The iPad is a true multipurpose tool: robust productivity in the clinical setting and pure entertainment for the kids at home.
  9. They just like having the latest gadgets (even if they don't know how to use them).
  10. Very easy to pinch-to-zoom. Who needs reading glasses now?
So, there you have it. It's no wonder that the iPad has gained such popularity in the health care industry. As more iPads get deployed in hospital systems and clinics, the iPad momentum will only continue to grow.  Do you have an iPad?

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