Using the iPad to help victims of Gulf Oil Spill

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Apple’s revolutionary iPad assists poison control for BP oil spill victims
[Via MacDailyNews]

“The director of the Louisiana Poison Center is using an iPad to help manage patients poisoned by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico,” Mitch Wagner reports for Computerworld.

“Mark Ryan, director of the Louisiana Poison Center, uses the $29.99 LogMeIn Ignition application on the iPad to log in remotely to his office PC, so he can use the center’s data collection application to coordinate planning with the U.S. Health Department,” Wagner reports. “The Poison Center forwards every report of oil-related poisoning to the Health Department, to help coordinate reacting to geographic clusters, and get early warning of emerging trends.”


Sometimes government employees can use new technology to speed things along. Here a state employee forwards information on to a Federal department, forwarding the report to the Feds within 15 minutes.

Using his 3G iPad, he can log into his desk from anywhere and download the information, using a $30 app called LogMein Ignition. ANd his eyes are doing so much better using the iPad rather than his iPhone.

See, the government can help, especially when Apple devices are used.