Intel and Motion Computing Plan to Debut the Mobile Clinical Assistant

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Intel and Motion Computing plan to demonstrate the Mobile Clinical Assistant next Tuesday during an event at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. The mobile clinical assistant platform is the outcome of hospital workflow studies and research, nurse and physician interviews and a study conducted by HIMSS Analytics, which was commissioned by Motion Computing.

The Mobile Clinical Assistant was first shown during last year’s Intel Developer Forum and has been making progress ever since. The Mobile Clinical Assistant is supposed to offer a variety of features and technologies including an exterior casing that is rugged to protect against falls and spills, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for rapid user and patient identification, barcode scanning to help reduce medication dispensing errors and Bluetooth technology.

These Tablet PC-like devices will save time, reduce errors and ensure that the most up-to-date information stays at clinicians’ fingertips throughout all stages of the care delivery process.

“To improve the quality of healthcare and staff workflow, the most critical task is to deliver the right information to the point of decision, which is most often at the patient’s bedside,” said Louis Burns, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Digital Health Group. “This platform was designed in collaboration with the very people who must have access to up-to-the-minute patient care records and be able to document a patient’s condition in real time.”

Thanks to Tom Krazit from cnet News.com for the tip.

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