iPad Mini EMR in Healthcare, Fits into a Lab Coat Pocket


Today on October 23rd the iPad Mini was officially announced. It will be released on November 3rd. The iPad Mini is 7.9” and will fit in a lab coat pocket! And the big question is will it be able to run our iPad EHR and our patient check in iPad app onpatient. The answer is … yes!

The iPad Mini has Ultrafast Wifi, 10 hours of battery life, Facetime HD, its 23% thinner then the iPad, and 53% lighter then the iPad.

This is the perfect companion for doing rounds in a lab coat.

You can get your iPad Mini November 2rd, pre-orders begin this Friday, October 26.


A 16GB version will cost you $329. A 32GB model will set you back $429. The 64GB model is $529. The devices will be sold through the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

The iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular models will start shipping a couple weeks later, beginning in the U.S. on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. Pricing for these models are as follows: $459 for the 16GB model, $559 for the 32GB model and $659 (US) for the 64GB model.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing mentioned –

“iPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad, iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wireless―all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”

One thing to note is that it uses the new Lighting connection, the same one that the iPhone 5 uses.

So if you really want to dive into the specs, here you go –

iPad MiniiPad (Early 2012)iPad (late 2012)
Display7.9-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD
Resolution1,024 x 7682048 x 15362,048 x 1,536
Pixel Density163 ppi264 ppi264 ppi
CPU1 GHz dual-core Apple A51GHz dual-core Apple A5X1GHz dual-core Apple A6X
GraphicsPowerVR SGX MP4+ (tbc)PowerVR SGX MP4+PowerVR SGX MP4+
Memory512MB (tbc)1GB1GB
Storage16GB / 32GB / 64GB16GB / 32GB / 64GB16GB / 32GB / 64GB
Front Camera1.2-megapixelVGA (640 x 480)1.2-megapixel
Rear Camera5-megapixel f/2.4 AF5-Megapixel AF5-Megapixel f/2.4 AF
CellularGSM or CDMA, HSPA+ / LTE3G, HSPA+, DC-HPA, 4G LTE (AT&T, Verizon)GSM or CDMA, HSPA+ / LTE
WiFiDual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/nDual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dimensions (WiFi)200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
Dimensions (Cellular)200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
Weight (WiFi)308 grams (0.68 pounds)652 grams (1.44 pounds)652 grams (1.44 pounds)
Weight (Cellular)312 grams (0.69 pounds)662 grams (1.46 pounds)662 grams (1.46 pounds)
Battery16.3-watt-hour lithium polymer42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer42.5-watt-hour lithium polymer
PortsLightning, 3.5mm headphone30-pin, 3.5mm headphoneLightning, 3.5mm headphone
Location (WiFi)WiFi, Digital CompassWiFi, Digital CompassWiFi, Digital Compass
Location (3G / LTE)aGPS, GLONASS, Cellular, WiFiaGPS, 3G, 4G, Digital Compass, WiFiaGPS, GLONASS, Cellular, WiFi
Minimum Price$329 WiFi-only, $459 Cellular$499 WiFi-only, $629 Cellular$499 WiFi-only, $629 Cellular

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