Mobile Device Selection, Purchase and Support

Many of us will come to prefer mobility for specific clinical information system (CIS) tasks. These can be set up to our liking, move with us, and work well in Connect Care facilities.


There are some considerations to bear in mind when choosing a device for use with the Connect Care CIS. The Epic mobile software for SmartPhones and Tablets is optimized for iOS. There are important clinical functions (e.g., preference lists orders) not supported on Android platforms. For more information:


Alberta Health Services enjoys employee purchase privileges with some hardware vendors. Physicians who have university appointments can also consider faculty purchase programs and academic discounts. University physicians may be eligible for further equipment purchase supports through their department or division.

Keep receipts! Medical hardware purchases are tax deductible.