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Assisted By An iPad, German Surgeons Have Operated On A Patient’s Liver

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Doctors in Germany have just used an iPad to operate on some guy’s liver, not by smashing the screen and using the jagged shards as a scalpel, but by using Apple’s tablet as a second-screen for an augmented reality app. Will wonders never cease? Is there anything the iPad can’t do?

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Scientist Transforms iPhone Into A Microscope Using Lens That Only Costs 7 Bucks

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All it takes is some double sided tape and a $7 lens to turn your iPhone into a microscope

Add microscopes to the list of things your iPhone can replace. A group of scientist visiting Tanzania were able to convert their iPhone 4S into a microscope using nothing by a $7 lens, some double sided tape, and a torch.

After macgyvering the iPhone 4S into a microscope, the scientest then used it to take pictures of stool samples to determine the presences of eggs in some schoolchildren. Amazingly, the iPhone picked up 70 percent of the infections.

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Doctors Love The iPhone And iPad Even Though Many Electronic Records Systems Don’t

Doctors Love The iPhone And iPad Even Though Many Electronic Records Systems Don’t

The iPhone and iPad are the most preferred mobile devices in healthcare.

The iPhone is the most popular device among medical professionals, followed by the iPad and then Android smartphones. That’s one of the key findings in a new study that examines the relationship between electronic health records (EHR) systems, mobile technology, and how doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers use both mobile devices and EHR systems.

One of the biggest points of the survey, however, is that the vast majority of U.S. healthcare providers do not use a mobile device to access electronic records. In fact only about in one in twenty (6%) use a mobile device to access electronic records or prescribe medications using an electronic prescribing system. That’s despite the fact that almost three-quarters (72%) of providers report using mobile technology as part of their practice.

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The iPad Helps Pharmaceutical Reps Influence Prescribing Practices Among Doctors

The iPad Helps Pharmaceutical Reps Influence Prescribing Practices Among Doctors

Study shows growing number of pharmaceutical reps using iPads.

We talk about the iPad’s role in healthcare pretty regularly. Many physicians and health care practices have found innovative ways to integrate the iPad into daily patient interactions. According to a new study, the pharmaceutical industry has discovered that the iPad is an excellent tool for promoting new medications and that it can influence the prescribing habits of doctors.

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Griffin AirStrap Med Protects Doctors’ iPads From Blood and Gore

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This case shrugs off any and all bodily fluids.

The iPad might seem to be the ideal tool for medical professionals — lightweight, always connected, reliable and with an all-day battery. But none of that will help you if you slip with a scalpel and suddenly have a gusher on your hands, or someone evacuates the contents of their ungrateful stomach all over your tablet.

What you need, doctor, is Griffin’s new AirStrap Mad.

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Five People Are Charged In China After Boy Sells Kidney For An iPhone

Five People Are Charged In China After Boy Sells Kidney For An iPhone

Sure it can play Angry Birds and send email, but it's not worth an internal organ.

Five people in southern China have been charged with intentional injury after a Chinese teenager sold his kidney to purchase an iPhone and an iPad last April. The group includes the surgeon who removed the kidney from the 17-year-old, who now suffers from renal deficiency.

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A Quarter Of European Doctors Use iPads At Work [Survey]

A Quarter Of European Doctors Use iPads At Work [Survey]

Mobile MIM is an iOS app used for viewing medical images like x-rays and ultrasound

Knock, Knock!

Who’s there?

Doctor.

Doctor who?

Doctor who owns an iPad, along with 26 percent of my peers.

A good pun it’s not, but the facts are worth my terrible setup: Fully one quarter of European doctors own an iPad, according to a survey of “1,207 practicing physicians in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK.”

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