Works on every platform
We are in the process of creating a browser based client with the same functionality of the iPad iotaMed client. This client will have provisions for both touch-based and conventional keyboard-and-mouse interfaces. The backend web server will provide the functionality that the OSX server provides when used with the iPad client. Android tablets and other mobile devices will be able to access the web-based iotaMed services.
Native client on iPad
The primary implementation of the iotaMed client is on the iPad, running on iOS. No patient data is kept on the iPad, since all data is received and sent immediately to an OSX server which in turn can manage a number of different iPads simultaneously. The OSX machine, in turn, talks to legacy EMR systems and external services, and may run an MS Windows instance if needed to make this integration easier.
Integrated with Legacy EMR
Legacy EMR vendors can implement an iotaMed client using their own platform, language, and interface patterns. As long as the iotaMed workflow and file structures are preserved, the interchange of templates and patient data should present no problems. Two vendors have already expressed interest in building their own desktop iotaMed client, while at the same time providing an interface for our iPad iotaMed client, giving the users an unprecedented degree of freedom and functionality.