Healthcare Embraces the iPad: Doctors Jump on New Technology
When you’re juggling the tasks of managing your medical practice, staying in touch with patients, and keeping up with the latest trends and news in your industry, spending extra time in front of the computer often isn’t feasible.
For many doctors and healthcare professionals, mobile Web devices are a time-saving investment that can make your days that much less stressful. Today, an increasing number of doctors and healthcare professionals are using devices like the iPad to manage their online and offline tasks. This mobile device makes it simple to stay connected when you’re on the go – and without having to log in to your PC or notebook computer.
Using the iPad to Manage Your Practice
According to this article on Wired.com, many doctors now consider the iPad to be “an indispensable assistant” to their medical practice. Some doctors are able to perform remote consultations using their iPad, while others simply use it as a communication device to keep up with their practice when traveling or to communicate with patients via email.
If you’re like most doctors running a medical practice, you spend a part of your day checking emails, responding to staff messages, and reviewing digital patient files. Having an iPad can make this process that much easier and you could end up saving a couple of hours every day just by having online access at your fingertips. Think about how simple it would be to review messages and digital files while traveling, waiting in line, or even over your lunch break at work. An iPad or tablet device can help you stay organized and on schedule.
Improving Patient Communications with an iPad
Here at PracticeDock, we always recommend that doctors respond to patients or requests for a consultation as quickly as possible. The sooner you can bring that patient into your practice, the better the chances are that they will end up being your patient. When you’re using an iPad on a regular basis, you’ll be able to respond to patient messages in a timely manner. You’ll be able to review patient pictures at a glance, send patients before and after photos as part of the consultation, and also manage email messages more efficiently.
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