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CIO's thoughts on the iPad's role in medicine


John Halamaka, MD, has compiled some initial thoughts on the iPad's role in medicine. (Halamaka is chief information officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and of Harvard Medical School.) Halamaka says the iPad comes closer to his requirements than any other device on the market, but one of his concerns stands out:

Entering data via the touch screen with gloved hands may be challenging on a capacitance touch screen.

This piqued my curiosity about the iPhone's touch screen. Have any of you had difficulty using an iPhone with gloved hands?

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