iPhones in the operating room

One my favourite bloggers is Dr. John Halamk, a practicing emergency room physician, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), Co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, and a prolific blogger (I have no idea where he finds the time!).  In his most recent blog post, Dr. Halamka notes that “Clinicians have been adopting iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches so fast that they have become the most popular mobile devices at Beth Israel Deaconess”.  In this blog post, he describes how they are using a special case at Beth Israel Deaconess that can be disinfected so that these devices can be used in surgery.  According to Dr. Halamka, they can even use an iphone with gloves on!


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