As we all know by now, more and more physicians are adopting iPads in hospitals and private practices. The mHealth revolution is upon us. To date, there are three main type of electronic health record systems that work on the iPad: web-based EMRs, remote access EMRs, and native iPad EMRs. All of these systems have their own positives and negatives.
According to the experts at Software Advice, Web-based EMRs are often ONC-ATCB certified (and can help physicians and hospitals receive government incentives), but are often not made to use Apple’s iOS operating systems. Remote access EMRs work just fine, but again, they are made to run on Windows operating systems and appear as such on the iPad. Native iPad EMRs are the best iPad EMR solution, and use the iPad’s iOS operating system to its fullest potential. But—as of today—none are ONC-ATCB certified. This may change, though, as iPads gain even more popularity.