Web-based iPad EMRs
A second type of EMR that a physician can use with the iPad is a web-based EMR. These electronic medical record systems do not reside on the iPad itself, but in the cloud and are accessed through the iPad’s Safari web browser. The main advantage of a web-based EMR is that it can be accessed through multiple devices (iPad, smartphone, laptop, desktop, etc.). However, if you do not have an internet connection, then you will not be able to access this type of EMR, making the practice susceptible to internet outages. Examples of web-based systems include MediTouch, iCharts, WebChart, and Carecloud.