It’s been a little over a week since the iPad debuted, and while some of the hype about publishing has subsided (for now) there’s still a good deal of buzz around this device’s potential in a healthcare setting. If you haven’t had your fix of iPad-in-health-IT news, here’s a roundup:
The Washington Post reported on Apple’s potential inroads into health IT (plus a lot of speculation of what Steve Jobs was daydreaming about after his liver transplant)
Chilmark Research predicted the iPad’s impact will be biggest in student and patient education, but notes Apple is indeed planning for healthcare.
Medgadget‘s own Nick Genes hopes the iPad can be a game-changer in ED information systems.
Dr. Larry Nathanson of BIDMC tried an iPad out during his ED shift, and tied it into his department’s tracking board.
iMedicalapps.com has had a lot of coverage of this device, and suggests five apps ready for healthcare professionals to use on iPad.
Chuck Webster has some thoughts on an what an EMR interface would be like on an iPad.
On a related note, at Children’s Hospital, Drs. Isaac Kohane and Ken Mandl won a grant to develop an App-store-like platform for health IT.
It’s not all wine and roses, though — skeptic Jared Houck at HIT Squad listed 10 reasons the iPad won’t succeed in health IT.
We’re looking for iPad healthcare success stories — if you’re a developer or have used an iPad to access an EMR (maybe through the Citrix app?) drop us a line.