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The iPad Makes the Rounds: Part 2 - Portability, Security and Infection Control on the Hospital Wards

A physician reviewer continues using the iPad as his primary interface during a hospitalist rotation and reports on the effectiveness of the technology.

This article originally appeared online at iMedicalApps.com, part of the HCPLive Network.

This is a continuation of a recent post where we reviewed Dr. Henry Feldman’s experiences using the iPad as his primary interface during a busy week serving as a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (BIDMC) in Boston. Dr. Feldman is also the Chief Information Architect for the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians.

In this post we interviewed him about his experiences of using the iPad on the wards and focus on three main topics: security, portability, and infection control. In the forthcoming part 3, we will discuss his observations on patient interactions using the iPad and the role of physicians in directing development of clinical applications.

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