Study: Most Hospital Residents See Limited Value in iPads
Most hospital residents do not consider Apple's iPad to be a valuable clinical rounding or educational tool, according to a study published in this month's Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine. Researchers found that 14.7% of medical and surgical residents at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Ohio said they used the iPad on rounds and 7.8% said the device helped with documentation efficiency. The study's authors wrote that the findings support "decreased utility of the iPad, particularly among non-medicine-based residents."
- "iPad Gets Low Marks From Residents in Hospital Study" (Slabodkin, FierceMobileHealthcare, 11/5).