Perhaps more than any other quote, Kaiser Permanente senior IT manager Sean Chai’s recent quote in the Wall Street Journal sums up how a good number of healthcare professionals feel about Apple’s iPad: “Apple didn’t design this for the health-care industry. But it’s a tremendous form factor.” Form factor plus access to thousands of medical apps (more than 300 medical apps developed specifically for the iPad) has helped Apple’s newest device gain a small foothold in healthcare.
Here’s MobiHealthNews’ infographic charting the interest and opportunity for the iPad in healthcare. The infographic below the fold is a distillation of some of the information found in our 25-page report: The iPad vs. The Tablet PCs in Healthcare available here.
Where does the iPad fall short for healthcare? How are healthcare practitioners using the iPad today? What did the market outlook for healthcare tablets look like to industry watchers pre-iPad? Will health reform and stimulus money drive the tablet’s adoption in healthcare? For more on the iPad in healthcare, check out our $99 report: The iPad vs. The Tablet PCs in Healthcare available here.