Doctors’ need for an iPad2:
“Need” can be hard to quantify. If you’re one of those physicians who is less cutting edge with technology choices, is Apple’s (NSDQ:AAPL) sleeker, sexier iPad2 something that you should consider for adding value to your practice?
Survey: 27 percent of U.S. docs already have tablets:
A new survey of 5,400 doctors published by Knowledge Networks for the pharmaceutical industry found that 64 percent of all physicians have a smartphone, while 27 percent of primary care providers and specialists say they have a tablet.
Live ECGs from GE’s MUSE your iPad:
Getting called in to check on a patient while spending time with the family is a regular part of life for cardiologists. It’s also important for the patient to get a quick diagnosis of ECG readings, which is why GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) has partnered with Airstrip Technologies to link GE’s MUSE Cardiology Information System with Airstrip’s Cardiology app for iPhones and iPads. Using the system, physicians can look at live patient tracings whether they’re on a different hospital floor or playing softball with the kids.
USB device to manage employee sick days:
Malaysians are famous for abusing sick leave privileges and the physician community in the country has gone along with condoning the practice. Thanks to a new law passed by the legislature, Malaysians will soon be using a USB device that detects antibodies and cortisol in saliva to certify that they’re sick. SickVerify, as the locally made USB stick is called, will be rolling out to businesses in the country starting in August.
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Top image: “iPad 2 launch – 95th spot in line for sale!” by Ian Muttoo acquired on Flickr.