Count me as very skeptical on this one.  Not that I don’t believe that this was possible, or even saved the patient’s life in this instance.  But do we really want brain surgeons to have split attention?  Was there really no one else who could have perused the chart for allergy information?  That is usually the purview of not only the surgical team, but the Anesthesiologist.  Seeing as most internet traffic goes to porn sites and cat pictures, not to mention facebook,  I don’t like this precedent. At.All.