The Government Will Pay Doctors $44,000 to Use an iPad

Added on by Alex Koehne.

via Gizmodo: The Obama administration strongly desires that all medical records be electronic. There's a much-lauded app called drchrono for the iPad which can make that transition happen. Logically, the government will toss up to $44,000 to any doctor willing to use it.

According to paperless medical records could save $80 billion a year, which explains why the government is willing to spend $19.2 billion on jump starting the transition.

Kind of an expensive way to incentivize, but hey, if it helps bring our medical system into the modern day, I'm all for it. I just hope these apps quickly go cross platfrom and aren't just iPad specific.