Israeli Hospital Using Apple iPad to Help Treat Patients with Help of Microsoft's Chameleon

Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center is said today to be the first hospital to use the iPad to interact with Microsoft's Chameleon software for use in hospitals. Dr Yoram Liwer, chief executive of Mayanei Hayeshua, spoke with Reuters on the matter, saying they've now got access to the same program and database they'd have on their computers now on their iPads, working in a much more mobile manner: "The patients' data are in the computer ... so physicians who are out of hospital but on call can see X-rays and ultrasounds through their iPad and give more intelligent advice to staff in the hospital."

A good example of how the iPad is being used happened recently when a patient arrived at the emergency room with a broken hip. The senior orthopedic surgeon was not in the hospital and a full hip replacement was needed, so the doctor on duty contacted the OS sending X-rays and CT scans which he (or she) could view with the iPad. The OS was able to respond immediately, offering advice on how they should move forward, then again he (or she) was able to follow up right after the surgery's results were sent out.

Liwer continued, "The high resolution of the screens enables good viewing of the X-rays and also the iPad is fun to work with. People like to carry it with them wherever they go. They don't take a laptop but the iPad is with them all the time so we get better and more intelligent consulting." Well played.

[Via Reuters]