During preparation for a presentation that I’m giving at Innovations 2010 on mobile computing in pharmacy, I realized that we seem to be collecting quite a variety of mobile devices in the pharmacy at Kaweah Delta. Below are some images of the devices currently in use.
Shown are an iPhone,Â an iPad,Â a Dell Latitude XT2 tablet PC and a Motion J3400 Tablet PC . Each device has its own set of pros and cons. Like the iPhone which is ultra-portable, but a real pain to work on secondary to the small screen. The Dell offers incredible flexibility, but the battery life is ho-hum and it doesn’t take abuse well. The J3400 is actually a solid machine and works well in our environment. Itâ€™s tough and offers darned good battery life when both batteries are installed. I havenâ€™t rendered an opinion on the iPad yet. The coolness factor is through the roof, but after that Iâ€™m not sure where it fits.
I have plans to make a video at some point demonstrating how we use the iPad in pharmacy practice, but time seems to be against me.