eWeek: “Health care is a particular market that can benefit from the combination of touch- and pen- input combined with multitouch, and Moore offered the example of a physician meeting with a patient: viewing the patientâ€™s records vertically, turning the tablet PC horizontally to view an X-ray, and quickly pinching or expanding his or her fingers to take a closer look at the image. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of intuitiveness here,â€ said Moore, and with built-in connectivity, â€œThereâ€™s no more, â€˜Can you get me that chart?â€™ By the time the patient leaves the office, the prescription is at the pharmacist.â€™â€ – I agree that Windows 7 has potential to make a big impact on healthcare for the exact reasons mentioned above. Touch is good, people.
As I said in a previous post: “Touchscreens are becoming more and more popular, especially with the increased use of smartphones, UMPCs, and MIDs. Touchscreen navigation on these smaller devices is a must if you hope to make them useful to the user. While a touchscreen isnâ€™t a necessity on larger device yet, it is a welcome luxury. Like most great technological advances, it will take quite some time for touchscreens to filter down into pharmacy, but I think itâ€™ll eventually get here. After all you donâ€™t have to use the touchscreen for navigation, but it sure would be a nice option to have. Imagine entering an order on a CPOE system with nothing more than the tip of your finger. If properly designed, the physician wouldnâ€™t have to type anything. Simply tap a pre-built link with the drug, dose, route and frequency desired and hit â€œsendâ€™. “