The Canadian Broadcasting Company is reporting that the Ottawa Hospital has recently ordered 1,800 Apple iPads that will be used to replace traditional paper medical charts. This order will bring the total number of iPads being used by health-care providers in the hospital to 2,300.
According to the article hospital staff are saying the shift to using iPads to store data electronically is putting the health facility at the forefront of North American hospitals, allowing doctors to examine X-rays, make notes and prescribe treatments while taking the X-rays along with them during patient consultations.
“If I was at the bedside with you, I’d be able to talk about your results,” said Dr. Glen Geiger, who now cuts down on time and massive amounts of paperwork.
The primary uses of the iPads within the hospital will be replace handwritten patient notes which are often difficult to read and difficult to read.