April 13, 2012 – When Apple introduced the iPad in January 2010, Steve Jobs called the touch-screen tablet "magical and revolutionary." At least as far as health care is concerned, Jobs' hyperbole may have an inkling of truth.

Health care professionals, particularly physicians, have quickly embraced the iPad: More than 30 percent of U.S. doctors now own one, according to research from both Manhattan Research and Chilmark Research, and sales show no signs of slowing. Manhattan Research said last year that Apple's product "continues to dominate the tablet market in health care," and everyone else is eating its dust.

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