Ten Tablets for Physicians in Medical Practices

Ten Tablets for Physicians in Medical Practices

HP ElitePad
The HP ElitePad, which runs on Windows 8, weighs just 1.38 pounds, and is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera, plus a 32 GB hard drive. Pros: The tablet has support for touch-, pen-, or voice-based input, so doctors can use it in any way that suits them. Built-in security features make it ideal for healthcare environments that have “bring your own device” (or BYOD) policies. These include a security credential manager, password manager, computer trace technology, and encryption capabilities. Cons: The lighter the device, the easier to snatch by thieves. Also, while some say Windows is easier to use, there are fewer Windows apps than iOS apps.

Shopping for a tablet? Here are ten models physicians should consider, including a few notes on why they’re worthy of a doctor’s dollars (or aren’t). When choosing a tablet, keep in mind that larger, convertible ones are heavier and more expensive, but also more powerful than smaller, slimmer models.

Looking for more on boosting patient satisfaction and utilizing tech tools to improve patient care? Join experts Rosemarie Nelson, Lucien W. Roberts, Elizabeth Woodcock, and others as they help improve your medical practice and your bottom line at Practice Rx, a new conference for physicians and office administrators. Join us May 2 & 3 in Newport Beach, Calif.

Want more insider information? Read about physician Saroj Misra’s experience with the Dell Latitude 10, and how it compares with the Apple iPad mini. Or, check out our piece on the evolution of tablets for phyisicans.



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