DOM iPad Initiative Increases Resident Productivity

February 14, 2011

The DOM's Internal Medicine Residents are now equipped with iPads as their primary device for clinical use. In the summer of 2010 the Internal Medicine Residency program began piloting a project to study the use of iPads on the inpatient wards. Initiated by the Chairman's Office, the project was intended to enhance efficiency of patient care activities on the wards with the goals of improved patient care and more robust conference attendance. The pilot was overwhelmingly positive and has led to broader use of the devices for all IMR residents. The DOM Internal Medicine Residency program is the first training program in the country to utilize the device.