[FoRK] medical file Re: Aaron does (some of) it for me (re: iPad)

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at radicalcentrism.org
Tue Feb 2 16:37:57 PST 2010

Hi Marty,

On Feb 2, 2010, at 4:28 PM, Marty Halvorson wrote:
> David Kammeyer wrote:
> "The tablet is more like a clipboard -- imagine a doctor coming in to see a patient carrying a laptop vs. one of these."
> My doctor has a gadget much like a clipboard.  Except it's probably a laptop with the screen facing up when it's closed.  It's about the same size as a paper file folder.  In my case, the paper file is thicker than the laptop.  It has a touch screen, a screen scribe with some text recognition, no mouse, and no keyboard.  It contains my complete medical file.  According to the doc, it took several months for everyone's medical file to be loaded to a server.  When I have an appointment, my complete file is loaded, along with everyone else's that have an appointment that day.  It's quite nice to look up medical test results without having to page through many pieces of paper.

Yeah, i briefly fantasized about quitting my day job to build an iPad application optimized for doctor-patient interaction (my family is full of doctors, so I'm painfully aware of how archaic and arcane most of their technology is).

I wonder who built that gadget of yours, and whether they're considering an iPad version...

-- Ernie P.

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