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Use of Tablet Computers at the Point-of-Care: A Case Study from the Philippines.
Twenty-three residents from a university hospital in the Philippines were provided with iPads to determine their patterns of use during clinical rounds. Through the study period, usage logs showed that iPads were used to search for information 93 times. Most frequent queries involved diagnoses (48.4%) and therapy (37.6%). Convenience and mobility were identified as its major advantage, while slow Internet connectivity and security concerns were perceived as barriers to its use at the point-of-care.