iPads increase doctors’ efficiency

Providing personal mobile computers to medical residents increases their efficiency, reduces delays in patient care and enhances continuity of care, according to a “research letter” in the latest edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

In November 2010, the University of Chicago Medicine issued residents with tablet computers on a large scale, supplying iPads to all 115 residents in internal medicine. When surveyed in 2011, more than three out of four of the residents reported that the portable computers allowed them to complete tasks quicker and freed them up to spend more time on direct patient care and to participate in educational activities.

Read more at University of Chicago Medical Center