Dubai Podiatry Centre Becomes the Gulf Region’s First Clinic to Bring Apple
iPads to the Healthcare Field
Apple has grown a whole new market with the introduction of the iPad - medical. Dubai Podiatry
Centre is leading the healthcare field in implementing new technology for patient education.
Using the iPad's phenomenal imaging capabilities, the clinic is using the new iPads to show
detailed structure of the foot and ankle to patients, zooming in and rotating as required.
(PRWEB) May 30, 2010 -- With its ten hour battery life, Michelle Champlin, CEO and Chief Podiatrist of Dubai
Podiatry Centre, thinks the iPad will replace the laptop for everyday office applications such as email, and also for
checking X-ray images. Michelle will be discussing the introduction of new technologies such as the iPads as
well as the application of Social Media when she is a guest speaker at the Healthcare Marketing Forum, at the
Hospital Build Middle East Exhibition 2010, on 2nd June 2010 in Dubai.
(The clinic currently uses a secure wireless LAN running bespoke practice management software on laptops).
The clinic’s podiatrists already use iPhones and are familiar with the touchscreen technology and various apps on
offer from Apple, so making the move to iPads has been straightforward and swift.
Michelle already envisages one significant area which she is keen to use with patients – using the high quality
imaging of the iPad to show patients the biomechanical structures of their feet with the ability to zoom in to great
detail, rotate 360Úto view the area from different angles. This will offer much greater advantages to patients as
opposed to pointing to bones on a poster, which cannot offer different viewing angles or change to show how
different structures, such as muscles, bones and tendons interact. Michelle says “We’re so excited about using the
iPads with our patients, as it’s crucial that patients understand fully what the problem is and how we can treat it.
The iPads literally offer us a new dimension for educa