VA is launching iPad patient study to evaluate healthcare benefits of tablet use

From iMedicalApps:

The VA administration is now testing out various applications and pilot programs that utilize tablets in different ways.

The VA has announced it has created an initiative aimed at studying the benefits associated with the use of mhealth apps and tablet devices to improve and coordinate care between physicians, veterans and their families/caregivers.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been embracing mHealth for awhile now with the goal of improving the outcomes of its veterans. In fact, we have previously reported that the VA is giving out iPhones and iPads to its hospitals for physicians to securely access patient records.

To that end, the VA is handing out 1,000 iPads to veteran’s families in the “Clinic-in-Hand” pilot program. These are not just stock iPads either, they will come pre-loaded with apps that are designed to facilitate communication with the veteran’s physician. There will also be apps included that aid in providing care.

Currently, only Apple’s iOS is being utilized, but there are plans in the future to expand to other operating systems such as Android. 

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