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News and briefs: Study shows iPad boosts resident efficiency

Residency Program Insider, March 20, 2012

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A 2010-2011 study shows that providing an iPad to residents increased efficiency, decreased delays in patient care, and allowed for greater continuity in patient care, according to a research letter in the March issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. 

Researchers gave 115 internal medicine residents at the University of Chicago Medicine an iPad tablet. According to an article at healthimaging.com, resident surveys reflected significant preference in iPad usage and usefulness on the job. Data reflected residents completed more order placements with the tablet than without.

The research suggests using an iPad allowed residents to complete tasks quicker, giving them more time for direct patient care.

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