Expanding the Role of the iPad and Tablet Devices to Cosmetic Patient Consultations

The iPad is a useful reference tool for patient education in cosmetic consultations. In this
article, we plan to (1) discuss how the iPad can be implemented and used by patients and
physicians in consultations, (2) compare the advantages and disadvantages of the iPad
with other forms of technology, (3) discuss the optimal way of using the iPad for patient
care, (4) see how this tool complies with privacy regulations, and (5) look at other uses of
the iPad in the patient care setting. There has been positive feedback from both patients
and physicians regarding the addition of the tablet computer during consultations. In
addition to showing patients pictures of cosmetic procedures, the iPad also has various
multimedia capabilities such as videos and drawing tools that are useful in optimizing patient
satisfaction, increasing clinical efficacy, and improving the overall patient experience.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 31:200-202 © 2012 Published by Elsevier Inc.

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