Thereâ€™s already been a lot of speculation in our Forum about how useful the iPad could be in the world of medicine, so itâ€™s very interesting to see that companies are already developing special health care programmes for the iPad. meridianEMR, a provider of electronic health records systems and advanced healthcare analytics for urology and surgical practices, is one such company. Today, meridianEMR has announced the launch of a new patient check-in system that takes full advantage of the iPadâ€™s touch screen, graphics and efficiency. Patients can enter personal data such as patient demographics, medications, family, medical and surgical history via the highly secured and HIPAA-compliant application, which can be easily accessed through a physicianâ€™s website, where patients can enter their data, as well as check lab results and other clinical information prior to an office visit. This is designed to save time and money for physicians and staff. Hereâ€™s Michael Custode, CEO of meridianEMR, talking about the system: Check out meridianEMRâ€™s website to learn more: Home.