Thursday, January 27, 2011

Clinical Pathology Laboratories Should Prepare for the iPad Era!

Author: Riley Alexander, MD, MBA

That was the headline I received today in my newsletter from Dark Daily, the newsletter of the Dark Report, a business and management organization for pathology and clinical laboratories. I was surprised to see this heading today, but in a good way. I typically think pathology can be a little slow to adopt new technology and I found this encouraging. Integrating lab data and anatomic path reports into a system that plays nice with iPad integration helps the whole medical system embrace and utilize mobile technology to its advantage. Looking forward, lack of a mobile strategy may make it harder to market your services to clinicians for diagnostic fields like pathology and radiology.

You can find the entire article here.

I would love to see this start happening while I was still in residency.

About the author:

Dr. Riley Alexander is a pathology resident at Indiana University School of Medicine, blog "addict" and avid follower of technology. His primary interests revolve around how technology, especially mobile, will create increased efficiency, enhanced physician education and better delivery of care in the medical field. Dr. Alexander is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine with a combined MD/MBA, in partnership with IU's Kelley School of Business. Due to this, he is also very interested in management, healthcare policy and non-clinical aspects of the medical field and enjoys exploring non-clinical opportunities for medical students, residents and physicians. He completed his undergraduate education at IU-Bloomington.

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