Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center (MYMC) is the first Israeli hospital to give iPad technology to its doctors, for use both on and off-site. Medical staff can now check patient records, test results, hi-resolution X-rays and CT scans, report on patient progress and plan ongoing treatment using the Apple tablet.

MYMC has embraced this latest and most desirable technology by investing in iOS 4.2, customized for use in Hebrew. This allows clinicians instant touch-screen access to patient records and medical information via secure password-protected internet. MYMC’s IT team have programmed the iPad to interact with the Microsoft Chameleon program used by the hospital.

“The picture quality on the iPad screen enables our doctors to check high-resolution x-ray and scan images, either on the wards or from outside the hospital, and to diagnose and prescribe treatment immediately at any time,” says Dr. Yoram Liwer, CEO of Mayanei Hayeshua. .”The iPad is recognized today as a leading medical tool, bringing many benefits to patients and hospital staff.

Dr. Nir Cohen, head of Mayanei Hayeshua’s Orthopaedic Surgery Department, explains the clinical benefits of using the iPad: “As head of the department, even working late at night from home, I can now give direction to medical staff during operations using my iPad, and check that vital treatment records have been entered correctly into the hospital system. This can help to speed up surgical procedures, reducing the time spent under anaesthetic, to the benefit of patients.”

The Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center (‘Sources of Deliverance’) provides general and specialist medical services according to Jewish law. Founded in 1990, treating more than 100,000 patients each year, MYMC plans to build a new hospitalization wing in the near future, with underground wards for use in times of national emergency.