re: Docs Have iPad Fever: Is There A Cure?
"So Paul, tell me which of the iPad alternatives will withstand a drop to the floor that a non iPad can, and which one can withstand better the repeated wipings with an antiseptic wipe."
I believe you would then be looking at the Motion C5v with a solid state drive. They are designed from the getgo to survive drops as well as to be disinfected on a regular basis.
At the end of the day, the iPad is NOT the right device to be used in a pure clinical setting. It was not designed for it. And, the majority of applications were not designed for it. Yes, the iPad is great device to be used for that which it was intended for... not for everything under the sun. Will it be one day? Sure thing.
Right now, vanity rules. I do IT for a variety of clinics and all the docs want iPads despite the fact they know nothing about the current limitations of them.