11/13/2012

Will the iPad Mini catch on in healthcare? by Enric Wicklund

Hoy os dejamos una entrada del Blog de Enric Wicklund, Editor,de mHIMSS, que recoge nuestra percepción sobre el impacto de los Tablet de menos de 10 pulgadas.

"....It's been about a week now since the iPad Mini was made available to the public, and while the early reviews have been mixed, the healthcare industry is reacting favorably to the new tablet.
"The key is the size," says Marianne Braunstein, vice president of product management for Epocrates, who notes that one-third of physicians who responded to a survey prior to the iPad Mini's release indicated they were going to purchase one. "This is really something that physicians can carry around. You're going to see favoritism based on size.".......

"...Shehata says the future lies in creating a network of cloud-based services that gives clinicians access to all the data they need while ensuring security. This would address "application convergence" by giving users a platform on which to pick and choose what they need to access. And it would compel developers and IT departments to create simpler apps.
"They need to be designed (to be) more efficient," he says. "As the cloud begins to emerge as a delivery vehicle, it's going to be easier for the user to create unique workflows."
Not everyone is sold on the Mini. In an interview with eWeek, Gregg Malkary, Spyglass Consulting's founder and managing director, said the Mini's smaller screen size could have a negative effect on accessing applications or entering data.
"If all you're going to be doing is accessing reference tools through the drug database, it could be an excellent tool," Malkary told eWeek. "For those that require data entry, there has to be a better way...."

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