iPad as surgical instrument

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The iPad has made its way into the surgical suite as a versatile tool. This article from FierceMobileHealthcare summarizes multiple ways the iPad has emerged as an ‘instrument’ for surgery: informational apps, surgical plug-ins, imaging, sterile protection (that allows touch screen usage), pharmacy cross-checks and the ever-popular real-time video conferencing. Where it’s not quite meshing is the tools fitting with the workflow of end users. A mere quibble? mHealth provides surgeons with a new set of instruments