Hospitals in Victoria, Australia, will receive 500 iPads as part of a A$500,000 pilot programme, Victorian Health Minister Daniel Andrews has said.
Doctors and nurses will use the iPads to access web-related applications run by hospitals and health information resources.
The iPads will be connected to wi-fi networks, which allow wireless connectivity in the hospital without causing interference to electronic care equipment.
Andrews said the Brumby Labour Government is ensuring that doctors and nurses have access to the latest advances in health technology, which can greatly improve the quality of care for Victorian patients.
The government would assess the benefits of pilot programme before expanding it further, according to Andrews.