Epic Systems is one of the most popular electronic health record vendors and has a great reputation in the medical community to stand by.  Last year, they even teamed up with Apple to run test drives on their current iPhone app in Stanford Hospital & Clinics, in Palo Alto, California.

Needless to say, they are big players in the mobile electronic medical record world.  So it’s welcome news they are developing an app for the iPad.

Epic will translate the Haiku application into an application developed for the iPad called Canto, “with similar functionality yet more capabilities due to a larger screen,” Paula said. “Once iPads come into play, I have a vision for them being widely deployed throughout the hospital.” Tampa plans to support clinicians with individually owned iPads at an enterprise level by allowing any physician with privileges to download the Canto program and have access to patient data.

Sources: CMIO : Epic electronic health records