"Harish Gagneja, MD, a gastroenterologist in Austin, Texas, said the time he spends with his patients in the exam room hasn’t changed much since he started using a tablet. But he’s able to accomplish more in that time as a result of his tablet use.
Before the tablet, Dr. Gagneja found himself regularly leaving the exam room to access drug resources, check formularies and call insurers. All of that is now done at the patient’s side using apps to check drugs, or apps that allow him to share anatomical drawings with patients to explain procedures. By eliminating the time spent tracking down information, Dr. Gagneja said he is able to spend more face time with patients, making the exam time more of an interactive experience for them.
Dr. Gagneja is one of the nearly two out of every three physicians using a tablet computer in clinical practice. A recent survey hints at why so many doctors have adopted the technology."
Source: Physicians tell how much time tablets save them