Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Yale & Harvard could futher stem the digital doctor revolution

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This year, Harvard and Yale Medical Schools are both giving their enrolled students easy access to the iPad to start learning their practice aided by the digital tool.  Yale is supplying its students with 520 iPads, while Yale is creating apps that will subsequently be synced with their hospitals within the next years.  The join schools such as Stanford, Brown, the University of California-Irvine and the University of Minnesota who have already given their students iPads when they enroll.

According to Fierce Mobile Healthcare:
Regardless of which device manufacturer wins the tablet wars, the upshot for hospitals will be a cadre of students from some of the best medical schools in the country who are used to working on tablets, and may have already begun to develop their basic practice patterns around the devices, experts say. 

Do you believe this?  Are these students adapting to the digital technology for the benefit of the hospitals and care?  Will it better the industry while challenging some hospitals to change their rate of adoption?
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