Victorian Doctors To Get Free iPads?

Just when you think you've gotten over the never-ending promises from politicians wanting your vote, the Victorians are getting ready to head to the polls at the end of this month. As part of their proposed health policy, the Brumby government is promising a $1.5 billion health package, which - according to The Age - includes "iPads for every doctor working in a public hospital".

While there's little debate about the cost effectiveness of an iPad over a ruggedised tablet from the likes of Panasonic, there are also a few issues with using an iPad in a hospital environment. For a start, they're hardly designed for the rough and tumble of a working hospital, and there's the issue of keeping them sterile.

But then again - free iPads!

[The Age]

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