US Hospitals to Pilot New iPad

6 April 2010 (Last Updated April 6th, 2010 18:30)

Florida Hospital for Children at the Walt Disney Pavilion in Orlando, and St Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, USA, will pilot a new Medical Video jLog for the Apple iPad application to enhance patient experience at point of care and beyond. The new iPad's innovative applications u

Florida Hospital for Children at the Walt Disney Pavilion in Orlando, and St Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, USA, will pilot a new Medical Video jLog for the Apple iPad application to enhance patient experience at point of care and beyond.

The new iPad's innovative applications use short form interactive video to explain common medical procedures such as CT scans, cardiac stent placements and physical rehabilitation treatment.

Unity Medical's application will help patient resource specialists and ensures that children and their parents understand and feel comfortable with important medical procedures to lessen any concerns they may have.

Patients can view videos and patient testimonials on iPads in the hospital or download content directly from the iTunes store to their iPad at home, to use anywhere they choose.

The pilot programme with St Luke's will initially include more than 20 jLogs including content for patients undergoing heart and vascular procedures and for those participating in physical rehabilitation programmes.