In pictures: 12 ways the iPad Is changing healthcare

For an industry that has tried to avoid technology, healthcare is embracing the iPad. Here's a look at how it's being used today and the promise it holds for tomorrow.

In pictures: 12 ways the iPad Is changing healthcare next

Loading...

The 2010 release of the Apple iPad opened many eyes in the healthcare industry. For years, physicians and caregivers shied away from incorporating information technology into patient interactions because laptops and computers on wheels (affectionately known as COWs) were so cumbersome. A 10-inch tablet, though, made it easy to access patient records and medical images, look up drug information, schedule appointments and even show patients educational videos at the bedside. (It helps that many doctors bought iPads for personal use.) The new 8-inch iPad mini, which better fits in one hand, is further poised to convince reluctant healthcare professionals to embrace IT. Here are 12 examples of iPad use in the healthcare industry today—and a look at how it may be used tomorrow.

Next 1/13

Comments on this image

Show Comments
Close

In pictures: 12 ways the iPad Is changing healthcare

13 images
 

Latest News

11:18AM
KPMG and Appian tackle disruption through strategic alliance
10:42AM
Accenture and Oracle launch new Cloud business group
10:03AM
Schneider Electric names DPSA distributor of the year
09:59AM
Amcom completes major Cisco HCS deployment at University of Melbourne
More News
28 Apr
D-Link IP Surveillance Training and Certification
28 Apr
ESET Launch: Perth
28 Apr
Why are we still making corporate videos?
28 Apr
Modern Customer Service Summit
View all events