Study finds one in five physicians plan to buy an iPad
source: Apple Insider
1. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I don't think I'd ever buy an ipad (at least not anytime soon) but this does sound pretty cool. I don't really think the ipad is that great, but people will make good apps for it which will make it great I think
2. Cristobal (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Feb 2010)
"The popular app is currently in use by more than one in five physicians " Nice to know our physicians are referencing an iPhone/smartphone app to take care of us... Although I can see the iPad being extremely useful for doctors, such as providing X-rays etc.
4. prettyboy1974 (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
Newsflash, 1 in 5 physicians don't know anything about a computer. So....not really an accomplishment!
5. ILOVEtechnology (unregistered)
Your a IDIOT! these are physician from our generation, how do they not know anything about a computer. This isn't a computer it is a IPAD. It's for a person that wants to pick up something real fast and connect to the internet and be a useful tool. Its not for someone looking to do serious work on a computer but apple is in the right direction. Do you not see in the next four years a ipad having computers capability.
6. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)
prettyboy..lol...I would think an ipad in an MD's hands could replace their database for figuring what drugs would do what if combined or replace their notepad ;-)..you guys 4get Apple makes products that r easier than yer gamma's apple pie!!
7. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)
They already have computers that do this at most hospitals. I am a nurse I can figure this out in a second on our computers. We have also had computers that are basically a computer ipad that they can use if they want but no doctors ever use them because they would rather just use a real computer. Considering there are computers in every room in most hospitals, I don't see this catching on.
8. underoath427 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
OO.... those are the balls of the great company known as Apple.... PhoneArena... please remove them from your mouth. Thank you!
10. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
Last time I checked, the iPad can't make phone calls... so why is it on phonearena?
13. Nobodey (Posts: 63; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)
Interesting point that I would like to expand upon. Yes, you are correct that the iPad does not, on its own make phone calls thus in theory it probably should not be on PhoneArena. Now one could argue that because it will have VOIP capability through Skype, it should qualify. However I have not once seen an article about Skype on PhoneArena outside of being used on a cellphone. So that is a faulty argument. The ONLY way I can see this as being justified is because it is a mobile device that runs augmented cellphone apps. Even that, however, is a weak argument. Now that PhoneArena has MeetGadget, I think its time that these articles were moved over there. Then maybe more people may spend their time there =)