For Those Who Suggest iDevices Are Just Toys

iJohnHenry

macrumors P6
Mar 22, 2008
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On tenterhooks
And I thought a pager was intrusive back in the day.

I can imagine the iPad waking-up a doctor, to get his ass into the hospital for a critical patient.

;)
 

danahn17

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Dec 3, 2009
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Definitely an area with a lot of promise. I know some medical schools gave their students iPhones/iPod Touches for classes. I think there were some iPad pilot programs too.

Imagine going to see a patient, pulling up his/her records and history on your iPad, use the iPad to show the patient videos or pictures relevant to their condition to help them understand, prescribing a medication on the spot via iPad, etc...

The only catch is HIPAA... but I'm sure the hospitals and such are working on that. Then again, given the red tape and bureaucracy, maybe not :eek:
 

ixodes

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Jan 11, 2012
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My new iPhone 4S, along with several iPad 2's & iPad 3's I've bought for my family, are all iToyz.

I have two uses for the moniker "iToyz".

1) Out of fondness for the fun they provide (as well as being useful).

2) Out of frustration with "some" of the clueless users that bring hate & chaos into this fine forum.

Therefore I vacillate if group two is acting up and turning threads from discussions to arguments.
 

Shrink

macrumors G3
Original poster
Feb 26, 2011
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iDevices are just toys. Calm down- I'm kidding
Certainly a well reasoned, articulate, compelling argument that you make. I'm certainly impressed with the intelligence and effort demonstrated in the post.

I'm totally devastated by your intense refutation of my position.

Keep up the good work.

:rolleyes:
 

iJohnHenry

macrumors P6
Mar 22, 2008
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On tenterhooks
Thanks, iJohn, for pointing out my error and once again totally embarrassing me!!!:eek::D
And thank you as well, for my first shot of schadenfreude for the day.

There will be more, oh yes. ;)

Personally, I make it a habit, whenever using white font, to follow it with a smilie of some kind.

That's only fair for us old folks.
 

wordoflife

macrumors 604
Jul 6, 2009
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Oops!:eek:

Sorry, wordoflife...I guess it's time to step up the diopter correction for my reading glasses.

I didn't see the white font note.:p
Hah, don't blame yourself :D
I was purposely trying to pull someone's leg.
Personally, I make it a habit, whenever using white font, to follow it with a smilie of some kind.
I can't, however, outrun the wisdom of iJohnHenry. He's knows too much. ;)
 

ejb190

macrumors 65816
This stuff is so cool. This brings two things to mind. First is the implications for medicine in the third world. Bulky equipment now fits in your pocket. Second, slowly but surely the medical tricorder from Star Trek is becoming a reality!

Can you imagine walking into the iPhone design team in 2006 and telling them that someone would eventually turn one into an EKG?
 
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