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Mayo Clinic’s newest iPad app brings research magazine to life

Earlier this week, MedCity News reporter Brandon Glenn showed you five ways hospitals are using the iPad. Here’s an addendum to that list, courtesy of Mayo Clinic: to publish.

Mayo has launched a free iPad app to distribute an interactive version of its research magazine, Discovery’s Edge. Published biannually, the app edition of the magazine includes video stories, animations, quizzes and slide shows.

“The goal of Discovery’s Edge from the start was to make research come alive, and this new app edition really makes that possible,” said medical editor Dr. Stephen Russell in a news release.

This is just the first of several Mayo publications that will eventually have iPad editions, according to the hospital. Others include Mayo Alumni Magazine, Mayo Magazine and the cancer center’s Forefront magazine.

But Mayo isn’t the first hospital to release an interactive research magazine app — Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia launched one earlier this year.

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