Ottawa Hospital Orders 1,800 iPad 2s

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  1. Maura

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    CBC News has a report about the Ottawa Hospital in Canada ordering 1,800 iPads to use in place of traditional paper medical charts. The hospital already has 500 iPads in use, and is expecting the new batch of iPad 2s to arrive by July (good luck with that!). According to CBC News, doctors and pharmacists at the hospital are using the iPads to view patients' x-rays, make notes and prescribe medicine and treatment. One of the doctors, Dr. Glen Geiger, told CBC News that using the iPad saves time and also cuts down on paperwork. He says that he can now carry all the patient information that he requires, such as medical histories and details of allergies, in his pocket.

    Dale Potter, the man responsible for suggesting the use of iPads at the hospital, says that the iPads offset their initial costs by replacing old equipment and cutting down on errors caused by hand-written orders that can often be almost illegible. Potter adds that the hospital has taken security measures to ensure that if an iPad should get stolen from the hospital, patient information would remain private as it is not stored on the iPad.

    Source: 1,800 iPads ordered by Ottawa Hospital - Ottawa - CBC News
     
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    That must be one really big pocket
     
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    Wow. This is great for them
     
  4. The Alternative

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    No wonder they're on backorder so long....
     
  5. iPad 2 is cool

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    Wish my hospital was so forward thinking and technologically progressive.
     
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    The back order is is simple build between 3 to 4 million a month Demand exceeds build = world wide shortage. Hopefully catch up by June..........:)
     
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    Ipad usage at Higher Institutions

    I am trying to get in touch with the gentleman who is puchasing the Ipads @Ottawa hospital, does anyone have any contact infor?

    Email....etc..
     
  8. Ivo

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    So they basically use the "notes" programme for all that ? :)
     
  9. Mtnmedic

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    Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it, scalpers!

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
  10. Hasty

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    Haven't they heard that android is available ?
     

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