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Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

February 2013
HealthLeaders Magazine

[Article excerpt]

More than 5,000 HCA physicians use tablet technology daily, and Jonathan Perlin, MD, CMO and president of the clinical and physician services group at HCA describes the technology as providing a new level of work-life balance for these physicians. He describes a typical day in the life of one of those physicians, starting with the ability to log in to a virtual desktop from home, checking MEDITECH electronic health records and vital signs from her tablet computer:

  • To find out the latest information about her patients' status, the PatientKeeper application allows her to plan her rounds most effectively and alerts her if a fellow physician is on vacation, which adds to the list of patients who she must see on her rounds. 

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