The iPad revolution has hit the medical world and is dramatically influencing how physicians learn and do their work. Clearly, the use of this innovative technology is helping to make older and newer generations of
doctors quicker and more well educated. Dimensions of the human mind which have never been tapped are coming alive with iPads, and other computer technology. Science Daily reported on Oct. 13, 2013, "When Med Students' iPad Use for Instruction Goes Up, Personal Use Goes Down."
Medical News Today has reported, "iPads In Health And Medicine: More Than An Information Revolution?" Apple's iPad is increasingly working its' way into health and medicine, with applications which range from giving individuals instant access to a wealth of reference material, educational and personal health information, to assisting hospitals to streamline their operations, reduce labor costs, improve efficiency, and helping health professionals with analysis and diagnosis. Clinicians often use iPads to access up-to-date clinical information prior to and during patient consultations.
Millenials, also referred to as Generation Y, is a name which has been given to the generation born between 1982 and 2004, following Baby Boomers. A study which was presented at the Anesthesiology 2013 annual meeting found that Millennial residents use their iPad to improve their educational experience. It was surprising to see as residents increased use of their iPad for educational purposes, the personal use of their iPads decreased significantly.
Marcia B. Henry, Ph.D., clinical research coordinator with the Department of Anesthesiology at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, said, "Millennial learners are more tech savvy and prefer a variety of active learning methods." It has been observed that greater than 88 percent of resident physicians used the iPad for tangible educational purposes, including reading textbooks, accessing journal articles and purchasing educational applications.
This is good news for patients, because as more physicians now have access to this technology to help them learn and work faster, there is also the potential for immediate and expedited communication between residents and faculty mentors via this technology which could improve point-of-care and clinical outcomes. DrMandelMall.com offers Apple products for sale online.