Our study would be the first randomized study investigating the use of video conferencing via
tablet computers versus traditional bedside rounding and its effect on clinical data such as
length of stay and complications as well as patient satisfaction. As technology improves,
medicine has an obligation to incorporate this technology to improve efficiency and
cost-effectiveness. If telerounding is proven to not change outcomes or patient satisfaction,
it saves time for the physician during office hours to see more patients or be productive in
other ways. Telerounding could be applied in remote areas with a dearth of specialists,
allowing these specialists' expertise to reach areas it could not before.