The American Academy of Pediatrics released a great policy statement on screen time for children. There are several helpful recommendations for parents.
Best practices for use of tablets in medical education, based on the experiences of seven early adopter medical programs.
Since the release of the iPad, tablet use has proliferated among the general population including children that can barely walk. Children easily scroll through apps, stream videos and play games, yet there is some concern among pediatricians and other health experts that too much time spent on tablets can hinder their education and social development.
Researchers from the Carter Center evaluate the use of Android tablet & app for a surveillance program in Ethiopia. In comparison to a traditional paper-based program they found significant efficiency gains and potential for major cost savings.
Instead of having televisions in patient rooms, we should have tablets. The tablets can be configured to play TV content, but only if the patient has completed a required set of learning activities.