Apple’s iPad continues to gain awareness in healthcare circles as more professionals are demanding the flexibility provided by the iPad when accessing their Electronic Medical Record systems. While there are a few EMR products that are written natively for the iPad most software companies are providing access to existing systems through an iPad interface.
- Web-based EMRs. These systems are used through a web browser, and can therefore be accessed using the iPad’s Safari browser. They are great for many reasons.
- Remote access EMRs. Most client/server, on-premise EMRs can be accessed from a remote system, including iPads, through utilities like Citrix. This isn’t ideal, but it works.
- Native iPad EMRs. These are probably what you want most – a slick app developed just for the iPad – but the options are very limited so far. You might have to wait.
Check out Houston’s excellent guide, which also includes links to product demos for many of the top EMR vendors providing iPad access including Allscripts Remote, eClinicalWorks iClickDoc, GE Centricity, Greenway Medical PrimeMobile, NextGen Mobile and Sage Intergy.