Mar 08 2018

HIMSS 2018: At Phoenix Children's Hospital, a Tablet for Every Patient

The IT team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital has deployed Apple iPad devices in all of its patient rooms. The initiative has proved so successful that the hospital’s clinics now will have the devices on hand for their young outpatients too. We talk to the innovative tech leader behind this idea.


    David Higginson

    Executive VP and CIO

    Phoenix Children’s Hospital


Video Highlights

  • The project required thinking through some interesting IT challenges — securing the devices, managing them remotely and keeping them sterile, to name a few.
  • The tablets provide not only education, about medical information and care procedures, but also a way for the young patients to connect to their social circles.
  • Clinicians appreciate the way the devices help keep children distracted and, therefore, less anxious while in the hospital.

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