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VCU Medical Center Thrives on iPad Technology

May 2013 6 (Richmond, VA)

“The smartphone and tablet technology is still relatively new to healthcare,” said Dr. Colin Banas, chief medical information officer for the VCU Medical Center. “Everyone wants to get in on it, because it’s very attractive in how quickly it comes on, how long the battery lasts, and its ease of use.”

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According to Banas, popular mobile apps among doctors include PatientKeeper, Epocrates and UpToDate, which allow users to store patient records and look up drug and medical information.

With PatientKeeper, a web and mobile-based retrieval solution, Banas said that he has full access to patient medical records from his smartphone and tablet.

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