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How Doctors, Nurses Are Using iPads

BOSTON (CBS) - Some doctors and nurses are now experimenting with iPads in emergency rooms to save time, especially with the FaceTime app which allows you to see the person you're talking to.

The Boston Business Journal spoke to a doctor at Beth Israel, which has 1,000 iPads in use at the hospital.

This doctor uses his iPad for everything from prescribing medication to educating patients about upcoming surgeries.

Only about 10 percent of doctors use iPads for clinical work, but that number is expected to increase with the release of the new iPad.

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal can be seen weekdays at 6 a.m. on WBZ-TV.

You can follow Lisa on Twitter at @lvanderpool.

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