Hospital in California Using iPad for Medical Purposes
Well, we had mentioned it in the past, about how the iPad could be a perfect fit for the medical world, and it looks like at least one hospital in California agrees with us. Thanks to Nick Volosin, the Director of Technical Services for the Kaweah Delta Health Care District, the hospital in question has been testing three iPads since its official launch at the beginning of the month. And apparently it’s been a smash hit.
According to Volosin, the iPad’s 10 hour battery life is perfect for every day use around the hospital. Things like email, and occasionally browsing the Internet are perfectly capable on the iPad. Of course, looking at things like EKG results, X-rays, and monitoring patient status are all necessities, and thankfully the iPad can also utilize the Citrix Receiver application to handle all of those things while a nurse or doctor are on the move.
As we mentioned above, the hospital has been only using three iPads since April 3rd, but Volosin has put in an order for 100 more, to hopefully distribute equally throughout the hospital. And of course, with the Citrix virtual office software, every one of the tablets will be able to utilize the same functions, and hopefully make the doctors and nurses there far more connected to the patients, even when they’re walking through the halls.