Many providers have added the iPad to their arsenal as they seek better access to information. Dr. Fred E. Huss of Suburban Podiatry Group, a highly mobile physician whose work takes him to ten different facilities, said "I love the iPad because I can do so much on it. It's become my preferred mobile device - I use it to access charts, medical records and forms on the go." Electrophysiologist Dr. Robert C. Kowal of HeartPlace felt the same way, saying, "I'm glad that pMD supports the iPad because I love the device - the screen is crisp and easy to read."
pMD was first to market with mobile charge capture on this new device, just as it had been with the iPhone and BlackBerry in years past. Philippe d'Offay, the CEO of pMD, explained that "we've learned to spot the devices that will let us raise the bar on usability. You need a great user experience to achieve 100% adoption from every physician in a medical practice, and without full adoption, you won't get the improved communication and ROI that physicians expect - typically a 10% increase in revenue from hospital rounding."
The company created an optimized charge capture solution for the iPad because of its obsession with usability. Dr. Huss explained that "pMD capitalized on the big screen by showing me more patients at a time. I have upwards of 120 patients at some facilities, and thanks to the larger census view, I almost never have to search for patients by name." And Dr. Kowal thought it was "great to see my patients and the details of their encounters side by side as I'm rounding."