The iPad, the iPhone, and DROID Debate: Which is Best for an EP?

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This session will feature two debate presentations that will address which “smartphone" is ideal for the EP clinician as well as the continued emergence of technology and its place in the medical community.


  • John D. Day, MD, FHRS, Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City
  • Benjamin Wilkoff, MA, Douglas County School District in Littleton, Colo.

Debate 1: iPad (Apple) vs. No iPad for EP Practices – As technology continues to advance, the EP community has to choose between quickly embracing technology and positioning it in their practice vs. using caution and incorporating these same resources into their practices with a measured and calculated approach.

  • Protagonist: Paul A. Friedman, MD, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
  • Antagonist: Brian Olshansky, MD, University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa

Debate 2: The iPhone vs. The Droid (Google) for EP Practices – Is structured to determine the ideal “Smart Phone” for the EP clinician, the iPhone vs. the Droid. Which smart phone offers the highest efficiencies for application to practice, patient care, education and obtaining information? Attendees will hear support for both the iPhone and Droid.

  • iPhone Protagonist: James P. Daubert, MD, Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.
  • Droid Protagonist: David M. Fitzgerald, MD, Scott and White Heart and Vascular Institute in Temple, Texas