iPad connect ability ?

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I currently use Front Desk on my laptops which are all networked and have Front Desk messenger and the Web Appointment Book on my iPad. I don't want to replace the laptops as a lot of my other software uses PCs, but, would love the ability to carry the iPad around and make patient clinical notes and somehow have it linked to the Database. Any plans for an iPad app to connect to the Database in the future?
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Paul Bramley

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Luke D'Orsa

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I think the ipad needs to have a Dual Core processor and this is why we cannot use Front Desk on an ipad.
Yes, I agree that this would be great.
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Paul Bramley

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Thanks for the info.
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Gerry, Senior Application Developer

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Hi Paul

Tablet devices like Apple iPads are great devices to view (or consume) data, but aren't so good for data entry. We haven't seen any serious use of tablets in the professional health PMS market, say in the Australian GP industry, but we are monitoring this space. Further, a search in the Apple App Store doesn't return any apps of significance in this area. So although this seems like a good idea, in practice this may not be a reality.

We understand that some vendors promote iPad compatibility for their web browser based systems, but we question how well this works in the real world for professional clinical note taking.

However, if this is something you want to investigate now, you may want to try a free trial of Parallels Access, which you can install on your PC and then access via your iPad.

http://www.parallels.com/au/products/access/

Further, you could try to develop some tablet-specific clinical notes templates making use of the programmable Quick Buttons. Quick Buttons allow you to add blocks of text into a note at the click (or touch) of a button. Other methods of accessing Front Desk on your iPad include the free Microsoft Remote Desktop Client connected to a PC with Remote Desktop activated, or to a Terminal Server.

At this stage we are not convinced that a touch-only device is going to be the way to go in the future. We think a keyboard and pointing device is probably needed for professional clinical note taking, but we are happy to hear about the experiences of others.
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Paul Bramley

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I like the idea of parallels. I think it will suit what we are after.
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Paul Bramley

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Thanks for that info Gerry