Summary: Even though a doctor or specialist at first glance the perfect stag party with an iPad to get started. Ultimately, the healthcare sector a cool lover. Even more: no industry keeps the boat more than the health care
The tablet PC is a sharp rise since the Belgian business. Today uses 12 percent of the companies aware tablet PCs. Late last year was 7 percent. That’s over half a year ago, an increase of approximately 67 percent.
The number of locations with tablets thus increasing rapidly. This emerges from a study of Computer Profile in over 3,000 Belgian companies. This study surveyed the use of ‘new’ devices and technologies in the workplace. Apple’s iPad turns comfortable leader. Four in five tablet PCs in companies and organizations appears to be an Apple iPad.
virtually all sectors of government, education, retail to transportation (see graph) is a sharp increase noticeably on business locations that use tablets. Only the health sector seems to form.an exception here remarkably
In itself it is remarkable. Because occasionally diving there are stories in the press of hospitals with the iPad get started. For example, consider the Our Lady Hospital in Aalst iPads. Also in the Jessa Hospital in Hasselt walk prudent initiatives with an iPad application for the service Abdominal Surgery. The project would be for each patient collect operation data and make them available at any time. Thus also the operation planning made available through the iPad.
a real rush is still no. Ivo Postelmans, product portfolio manager at Nextel lists a number of reasons why the spirit of hospitals and the rest of the sector is rather limited for the iPad. “Such a device requires major investment and I can imagine that in a hospital there is not the priority,” he.states
other hand, he also sees technical limitations. Many hospitals in terms of front and back office based on a particular technology, often Microsoft, and it is not not easy to put an Apple device to hook. In Moreover, the standards in hospitals also slightly stricter. It is in the study to other tablets officially registered by an organization, and not those that are brought.of home
“Personally, I see more merit in so-called touchscreen terminals in the room of a patient,” notes Postelmans on. “They have multiple purposes. The patient can use it on the Internet, with phone calls, use video on demand and watch television. But can also consult a doctor the medical record of a patient at a time. Obviously based on a password. “Among other Leuven Gasthuisberg uses this system.
On May 12, our publisher organizes a seminar on e-health in our popular Business Meets IT series. More info on http://www.businessmeetsit.be/events/146388/seminar-e-health-14-5-2013-/