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Saturday, November 3, 2012

The iPad Mini fits in a standard lab coat and what this means for medicine

Physicians carry all sorts of things in their lab coats. Lab reports, sandwiches, stethoscopes. Only the size of the objects limits their ability to go with the physician. Up to now, the size of the iPad has kept them from serving as the physicians trusty companion on rounds.

But NOW!…with the introduction of the iPad mini, the iPad slips right into the pockets next to the grilled cheese sandwich and cytology results. An article in Appleinsider points to doctors planning to buy the iPad Mini soon.

"Compared to the general populace, physicians are early and high adopters of Apple products," the company told AppleInsider. "A large majority of physicians own an iPhone, and the current iPad dominates the healthcare tablet market."

Here’s a picture (courtesy of Epocrates, a maker of medical software) of one of their iOS apps on an iPad Mini:


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