Survey: iPad Deployment Increasing Due to Point-of-Care Apps

A survey of nearly 950 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society members suggests iPad deployment is accelerating, largely due to the mobile device's point-of-care applications and uses, according to a news release.

Key findings from the survey include the following:

•    More than 25 percent of the HIMSS respondents plan to deploy the iPad and other iOS devices immediately, and nearly 70 percent plan to deploy the devices within the next year.
•    One-third identified point-of-care applications — including lab order visualization and results, clinical decision support and medical image viewing applications — as top priorities, while 18 percent identified general administration, including billing, coding and claims applications, as top priorities.
•    When provided with a choice of options for potential iPad IT management challenges, nearly 75 percent identified secure configuration and deployment as the number one challenge, and 53 percent identified mobile application and deployment as a key challenge.

Read the news release about iPad deployment.

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