iPad in the operating room
April 28th, 2010


A report at edgelings: Live from Silicon Valley describes how surgeon Claudio Palma has begun using his new iPad in the operating room. Results have been positive. Dr. Palma says the big screen is better than using a iPhone, and the touch screen is an advantage. Click the image above to watch a video of Dr. Palma using his iPad in surgery.

Scott Budman writes at edgelings:

Dr. Claudio Palma leans over his patient. He’s got his mask and gloves on, he’s checking the beeping blood pressure monitor to his left, and, just before beginning his latest spinal procedure, Dr. Palma reaches back, and picks up his latest surgical tool: His brand new Apple iPad.

After spending three hours in line over the weekend, Palma says he’s already seeing results in the operating room from his new device. Thanks to such apps as Epocrates, Dr. Palma, who operates, literally, out of the Spinal Diagnostics and Treatment Center in Daly City, is just a touch away from patient data, drug information, and full-color pictures of what he’s about to operate on.

With a touch of his finger (and, in case you were wondering, the iPad works with operating gloves on, too), Palma can adjust the size of his photos, and pull up new information in seconds. . . .

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