By February 1, 2010 0 Comments

Your Travel Nursing Job Just Got Easier With the Help of Apple's iPad


Either you care or you don’t… Apple just announced the release of their latest and greatest invention, the Apple iPad. The latest addition to the long line of innovative products from Apple is poised to change the landscape of healthcare delivery as we know it. Doctors and nurses around the world are salivating over this new gadget which can make both of their jobs easier with the swipe of their fingers and a touch of the screen. Are you ready to be “revolutionized” and see healthcare “transformed” right before your very eyes?

This is what doctors and nurses have been waiting for… The Apple iPad. With its sleek, stylish design and sizable screen (10″ on the diagonal) – it’s basically a notepad on electronic steroids. Are you familiar with the revolution of smartphones, particularly the iPhone with all its capabilities and the thousands of applications available to it? If so, think of the Apple iPad as a extra large version, without the phone calling option. Doctors and nurses have already found the iPhone to be a great addition to helping with patient care and healthcare delivery and now the iPad is ready to take it a few steps further.

Here’s a brief scenario taken from the article, “Medicine is the Apple iPad Sweet Spot.”“The nurse sets up the chart, the doctor walks in with a stylus and examines you, and when he’s done the chart goes into the file and the prescription is waiting at the desk for you, printed clearly, along with your Coordination of Care Record. Hand the nurse your credit card and you’re off. You can put a full day’s work in there and give one to every doctor. Or you can load charts remotely from the nursing station as each patient is admitted, and keep one in each exam room.”

It’s easy to see that this device is out to change the face of healthcare all the while saving the trees! The iPad is available in 3 different options starting at $499 with the high-end version going for around $900. Not a bad starting point and with the iPhone already at a low cost of $200 with a phone carrier subsidy – the iPad can be subsidized by an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) company so it should be very affordable. But with new technology comes bugs – sure the iPad sounds like the greatest mobile invention ever, but is it really?

Check out this article on – The 5 Worst Things About the Apple iPad.

Here’s another argument about technology interference with healthcare – “Are Health IT Designers, Testers and Purchasers Trying to Harm Patients?”

I haven’t had a chance to see one of these things in person just yet, but when I do I’ll be sure and tell you what I think firsthand. I can tell you that I love all the products that I already do have from Apple, the iPhone and iMac computer. The look and functionality of Apple products are second to none in my opinion and the iPad is another fine addition to the Apple lineage.

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About the Author:

Patrick Fuerstenau here. Born in Kentucky, raised in Germany, landed in Nebraska and still here. I've been involved with Marketing and Advertising for over a decade. It all began with an internship at an ad agency in Omaha, followed by a 9 year stint as a graphic artist at the lone major newspaper in Omaha. A friend of mine told me about an opening at her company and said that it was the best gig she's ever had... So I decided to spread my proverbial wings and see what I could do for them and vice versa. So here I am at Medical Solutions and am going on my 3rd year as a Marketing Specialist for a great travel nursing company. This by far has been a major blessing in my life. I love the work I get to do just as much as I love the people who make up this fabulous company. I can see myself here for a long time... As long as they'll have me. Now that we've got the career timeline out of the way... Let me tell you a little about who I am. I am oh so passionate about the game of futbol! I've been playing soccer since the age of 8 and am still playing today. If I couldn't at least kick the ball around, I don't know what I would do with myself. I fear getting old. I also have a strong love for the arts... Music, Visual arts, Film, Design... pretty much anything and everything arty. I'm happy go lucky and am always looking to have a good time. Just ask my manager! And I love writing about travel nursing.

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