The application of interoperable, real-time technology in the medical field has grown exponentially since the launch of the first generation iPad in 2010, and the release of the latest version brings with it even greater potential for use in the healthcare market.

The device is portable, easy to use, and has an unbeatable interface that is ideal for clinical applications and documentation. The two newest features bringing advantages to the healthcare market are the retina display and the enhanced five-megapixel camera. These features allow better quality pictures for improved analysis and more accurate viewing of images, such as CT scans or other x-rays, when viewed directly on the iPad.

Other notable features that will enhance iPad use for Electronic Health Records’ computations are voice dictation, longer-lasting battery, and 4G-LTE network connections. These upgrades provide for real-time data transfer and connectivity, while voice dictation makes up for the nonexistent keyboard-making it easier for providers for enter data through speaking, rather than typing.

Here at Seamgen, we are utilizing these new enhancements to our advantage. For our loyal blog readers, we will give you a little sneak peak of what to expect of our future healthcare applications. Home health will be a central focus. A home health application can enable patients to control and monitor their personal well-being from anywhere with Internet access. Real-time monitoring of health signals, such as blood pressure and heartbeat, will be transferred from the iPad application to the cloud, and then into the provider’s system to review and track. This will facilitate communication between patients and providers, allowing patients to take control of their health and see real-time results.