For all that clinical users of iPads kvell* about, the pilot run of iPads at Seattle Children’s Hospital led to…kvetching*. While Apple claims that 80% of hospitals are either testing or deploying the iPad, this report in CIO details the shortcomings that this one hospital experienced using the applications clinicians are accustomed to using on an iPad:
- EMRs are unwieldy–just not built for 10 inch screens with no mouse, no keyboard
- The Citrix virtual desktop is a disaster: pinch, zoom over and over.
- Cerner is working to distill their app to an iPad version
- Major security concerns about confidential data leaking to the iCloud (technically explained in the article)