The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple. Although used primarily as a platform for audio-visual media, including books, movies, music and games, its use within the healthcare industry has grown significantly. 

The use of the iPad within a medical setting has been shown to reduce administrative and medical costs, educate patients and make offices more eco-friendly. Applications developed for healthcare use include the CV Surgery Risk app, which helps doctors and patients estimate the risk of heart surgery; Remote Scan, which enables doctors to organize electronic medical records and fiscal management systems; and PediStat, which contains medical information specific to children.