The iPad in Medical Education and Clinical Care

Brad Perez (Duke School of Medicine) and Megan von Isenburg (Duke Medical Center Library)

Project description:

During the Fall semester of 2010, Brad Perez (Duke School of Medicine) and Megan von Isenburg (Duke Medical Center Library) will explore use of iPads to provide access to clinical tools and patient education information, and assess how these tools impact clinical decision making.

The goal of this project is to improve the quality of medical education and clinical care by harnessing new technologies to help with information gathering and clinical decision-making. They seek to use the iPad as a tool for improving resident, medical student, and attending education by allowing easier access to clinical tools, patient care data, and patient  education information. Initially, their plans will be to work within the Department of Internal Medicine to pilot iPad use on the wards among faculty, students, and house staff on the general medical service at Duke Hospital.

Start date: September 2010
Funding awarded: iPad loaners

Haiyan Zhou

Author: Haiyan Zhou

Haiyan consults with faculty on the integration of technology into their teaching, primarily with the Health Sciences, and on developing online course materials and planning ways to offer programs through online or blended online/face-to-face formats. Her professional interests include collaboration tools, online teaching methods, e-learning, and internationalization in higher education.