Slowly but surely, iPads are changing the face of medicine. Surgeons, physicians, nurses, and residents regularly use the ubiquitous tablets to check electronic health records (EHRs), patient notes, journal articles, procedure notes, or just to access patient imaging. iPad use isn’t limited to offices and hallways either: Sterilized iPads are frequently found in the operating room as well. advertisement advertisement One recent academic study in Medical Reference Services Quarterly found widespread iPad use among clinicians at one sample hospital, Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Hospital. Pennsylvania Hospital is similar to most other hospitals nationwide in terms of iPad adaption. For medical professionals, iPads–and pocket-sized iPad Minis–are optimal tools for quick image reference while hustling from room to room. Washington, D.C. orthopedic surgeon Felasfa Wodajo wrote in 2010 about one iPad sterilization procedure for the operating room: plastic … [Read more...] about Is Your Doctor’s iPad Good For Your Health?