Over 80 percent of hospitals in the US are now testing or piloting iPad

At Apple’s ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ keynote, which is currently still in progress, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, announced that over 80 percent of hospitals in the US are now testing or piloting the iPad.
We have written in detail about medical schools implementing iPad programs into their curriculums, but I am personally surprised by this high percentage.
We’ll do some digging into how Apple got this number later in the week.

A few medical schools implementing an iPad curriculum:

  • UC Irvine
  • University of Minnesota
  • Stanford
  • University of Central Florida
  • Source: Engadget

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    12 Responses to Over 80 percent of hospitals in the US are now testing or piloting iPad

    1. Richard October 5, 2011 at 11:26 am #

      “We’ll do some digging into how Apple got this number later in the week.”

      As I would expect you too. My money says there is little if any evidence to support this number as is usual with Apple’s claims.

      • Iltifat Husain, MD October 6, 2011 at 10:52 am #

        Yea, as Alexander pointed out above, he said “top hospitals” — but even with the “top hospitals” comment, still haven’t been able to find data on how Apple pulled that quote.

    2. Alexander October 5, 2011 at 11:33 am #

      If I remember well, he said 80% of the top hospitals in the US. So it is up to them, I guess, which are the top hospitals.

    3. Odenator October 10, 2011 at 1:59 am #

      You can add the University of Arizona to that list

    4. Caroline March 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

      Oh please, what nonsense. This would only be true if they include those occasions where a physician or two bring their personal devices in.

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