The Happy Hospitalist is really happy with his iPad

Last week, I gave my glowing opinion of doing my hospital rounding using my iPhone application. It was quite an efficiency booster. I was able to round on 16 people and discharge 13 of them in less than four and a half hours. These patients were all known to me, so I wasn’t sure how much time I saved by using my iPhone.

Yesterday, I picked up a new service entirely. But I also had my iPad up and running for the first time for my daily rounds. How did I do rounding on a new service of 14 patients I had never met before? I was able to complete my Saturday rounds on 14 patients in four hours and twenty minutes flat and I got out in time to see my grandmother’s problems with facial hair after menopause before the clock struck noon.

via Efficiency of Hospital Rounds Rapidly Improved with my iPad.



  1. Ninjutsu Techniques says:

    I’ve heard good things about using iPads in hospitals.