Our Take: iPad, a Health Choice
The liver surgery app is moving through clinical evaluations, which is to say, the iPad in the surgery room is in its early days. However, the iPad in healthcare has taken off. Doctors and nurses traditionally shun new technology but have fallen in love with iPads. They're using them to interact with patients, get real-time information at patient bedsides and cut the cord that had tied them to PCs for decades. However, some critical desktop apps, such as Cerner, that require lots of screen real estate simply don't render well on the tablet.