So what happens when you take away the limitations that a small screen puts on mobile electronic health record apps? I'd hate to see a product like Allscripts Remote continue to function as if it still only had a 3.5" screen to work with. A 9.7" screen in a thin, lightweight 1.6 lb case, the iPad is just a big iPod touch with a comical name to most consumers, but in healthcare, it could be a killer piece of hardware that blows all those tablets and laptops out of the water. Integrate Dragon Medically Speaking and the addition of the rumored built-in camera, and this might be where EHR vendors start focusing a heavy chunk of their R&D.
If the focus shifts to the iPad for companies like Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, and others, is it possible that physicians might be able to say that their EHR makes them faster?