iPad handwriting

The best iPad note taking apps to use with stylus pens

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We have considered a range of note-taking apps-it is now to time to recommend the best note-taking app for healthcare professionals. Overall many of these apps offer similar levels of functionality although there are two clear market leaders- Note Taker HD and Notes Plus. Although the learning curve associated with Note Taker HD can be steep, it has become the leading note-taking app which can use a stylus. It is highly recommended to all healthcare professionals who want to take notes on their iPad in a variety of situations

iPad stylus apps reviewed, finding the best note taking apps to use with stylus pens

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A review of five note taking apps that utilize a stylus pen for the iPad. This comprehensive review looks at how well these apps allow you to take accurate notes.

iPad stylus pen review, finding the best “handwriting” stylus for touch screen devices

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In depth review of seven iPad stylus pens for the iPad, iPhone, and android (capacitive touch screens) — the cheapest option is potentially the best option.

Why doctors would appreciate iPad stylus and handwriting support

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In the medical profession — the ability to have a stylus and handwriting support can be integral when writing patient notes. We give examples how.

How Stanford Medical Students are using their school issued iPads

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How exactly are the school issued iPads to Stanford School of Medicine’s medical students being used? Preliminary data shows some interesting results.

iAnnotate PDF App for the iPad – Almost one of the best apps for medical professionals and students on the iPad [App Review]

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iAnnotate PDF is an exciting app for the iPad, and is great for reading medical literature, however, in the current iteration of the application, there are some pitfalls to be weary of.

iPad hands on review: Fits in your white coat and is fast enough for Medical point of care use [Healthcare Perspective]

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Hands on Review of the iPad – From a health care users perspective

Apple iPad set to launch – What do you, Medical Professionals, think?

The Apple iPad is set to launch, and right now, most of the early reviews of the product have been positive.  The NY Times has a fantastic piece looking at the iPad from two angles – An everyday user verse a more technically inclined user, and both have differing opinions on the eventual success of the iPad. But what about a medical professional or a medical student.  From the reviews I’ve read so far, the screen is gorgeous and easy […]

Five iPad Accessories for Health Care Professionals

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It’s fair to say almost everyone has bought at least one accessory for their iPhone.  My own collection consists of two items, a simple protective case, and protective case with a built in battery.  I can’t emphasize how crucial my battery case has been, especially when I hit the 20th hour of a 30 hour on call shift and my iPhone’s native battery is about to die. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the development of iPad accessories, and […]

Social Textbooks and the iPad – How the Medical Community Could Benefit from Dynamic E-books

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It’s probably not an exaggeration to predict medical students of the next decade will not lift a physical textbook. In fact, even ownership of a discrete entity, formerly referred to as a “textbook’, may be a historical footnote. Instead, students may simply rent the chapters they need for a particular course, paying a recurring subscription fee to the publisher for the period of usage. This system could foster innovation and allow for dynamic ebooks that change with standard of care, […]

Motion Computing – One of the iPad’s Competitors in the Medical Tablet World

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When I first entered the clinical world, physician order entry and electronic medical records were just concepts to me. As I learned how to navigate the hospital, diagnose everything from the mundane to the incredibly rare (my first patient was a baby with an idiopathic subdural venous thrombosis), and figure out how to treat the sick, I also had to learn how to use those two systems as a prerequisite to doing everything else. The four hours of class didn’t […]

iPad Medical Textbooks (E-books) on the Way With Key Partnerships Announced: Why the Healthcare Community Should Be Excited

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It was only a matter of time before partnerships between medical textbook publishers and the iPad development community emerged. One key partnership the Wall Street Journal just announced is between ScrollMotion (app developer) and McGraw-Hill’s Education division, with the purpose of developing e-books for the iPad.  And why does this matter? Because if you’re a medical professional, you most certainly have read or own a medical text from McGraw-Hill. McGraw-Hill is the publisher of Harrison’s Internal Medicine, Schwartz’s Principles of […]