I've been thinking about how iPads and similar devices might be used in crisis and disaster planning. What if every iPad came with a preloaded set of core information for crisis and disaster response? What if there was a core set of essential medial reference texts and tools available to all first responders and healthcare professionals as a free download? I've been pondering this in a very crude and simple way over at my main blog:
but I'd really like to engage this community in thinking about what ought to be included in a set of resources to support this function. What are the core apps that all healthcare providers should install in case of a crisis? What are the core reference books that we should all have in case of unexpected crises? What resources would be good to take with us when we go to respond to disasters like those recently in Haiti and Japan? What do we need the devices to do that they don't do yet? Who should be engaged in making recommendations? What would YOU want to have on your iPad or iPhone?