Monday, October 12, 2009

Medical students at UMDNJ required to have an Apple iPhone or iPod touch

Entering medical students at the UMDNJ (University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are required to have an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. They should just build the cost into the tuition and issue devices for their students.

Here's are a few quotes from their news release:
This fall all entering medical school students at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School were required to have an iPod Touch or iPhone as well as a laptop computer...

“What mobility really means is total access to course material for our students anywhere in the world at any time of the day,” remarks Alex Izaguirre, director of information technology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “The introduction of the mobility initiative empowers the school to move in directions previously not possible. For example, students will have access to a repertoire of new applications, both commercially available and internally developed, affording them with state-of-the-art medical training.”

“This initiative complements many other technological advances at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School including the implementation of the electronic medical record and e-prescribing within our physician practice,” explains Dr. Amenta. “We continually strive to remain at the forefront of modern healthcare in research, education, community health and patient care.”
So, it may be the Apple iPhone this year, but what about in 5 or 10 years? What will be the dominant smartphone in the future?

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