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Australian doctors and nurses to be given iPads

Ah, to be a new medical professional in Australia. The Age reports:

Health Minister Daniel Andrews yesterday announced that 500 iPads would be sent to graduate doctors and nurses in January. If the $500,000 pilot program goes well, the devices could be used more widely.

"The iPads will allow doctors and nurses to access any web-enabled application run by their hospital as they move around the hospital, as well as allowing them to tap into health information resources," Mr Andrews said.

Related: California hospital to test iPads for reading X-rays, vital signs, An iPad rounds in the emergency department and CIO's thoughts on the iPad's role in medicine
Via @ahier

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