There are a number of physicians that use iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 in medical settings. But did you know you can use the new iPod touch in a medical setting as well? You can. The benefits are plentiful.
Not only did Apple recenlty give the new iPod touch Siri but also updated the device with an A5 chip. This new chip is seven times faster than the last iPod touch with graphical fidelity. Owners will be able to appreciate these performance enhancements with a new 4-inch screen. Yes, a larger screen like the iPhone 5.
The new iPod touch battery is capable of lasting for eight hours. The iPod Touch is only 88 grams and be 6.1 mm, it is the lightest product in the Apple product line that can support medical apps and the drchrono EMR app. Check it out, you can swing by an Apple store in your area. The freedom from such a light weight is amazing, it almost feels like you aren’t holding anything, they are light, really light.
It also features a rear 5-megapixel camera with backside illumination, a five-element lens, a 2.4 aperture, flash, a microphone, and autofocus. Also included is the freshly announced Panorama mode, which allows users to capture a string of pictures to create a full 360-degree photograph. The front camera allows for Facetime HD at 720p, and the Touch’s video recorder is 1080p capable. This is a BIG bonus, you can walk around using it as a medical documentation tool, uploading pictures and videos into the drchrono platform, tagging these videos and pictures to medical records. Not to mention it is a great way for your staff to get that profile picture on file.
The new iPod touch does use the new 8-pin Lightening dock connector, and also sports aBluetooth 4.0, it also has wifi (802.11 a/b/g). You can also get them in silver, black, red, yellow, and blue.
The 32GB version of the new iPod touch sells for $299, and the 64GB for $399.
Here is a video of our iPod touch EMR app in action:
The drchrono team plans on enhancing this app time and time again, so if you want to use an iPod touch in your practice, go for it.