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Intel Designs Mobile Platform For Healthcare
Posted on 28-Sep-2006 13:10. | Tags Filed under: News.


Intel Designs Mobile Platform For Healthcare
Intel is working with Motion Computing to introduce first-generation products based on the Intel mobile clinical assistant platform in the first half of next year. Motion is focused on designing tablet PCs for specific vertical industries including healthcare, field sales and service and government; healthcare makes up almost half of its business and is the company’s primary focus.

The mobile clinical assistant platform is the outcome of hospital workflow studies, nurse and physician interviews, and ethnographic research among nurses at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. It focuses on the healthcare community’s needs to enhance patient safety, reduce medication-dispensing errors and ease staff workloads.

Products based on the mobile clinical assistant platform could offer a variety of features and technologies including: an exterior casing that can be wiped clean with disinfectant; radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for rapid user and patient identification; and barcode scanning to help reduce medication-dispensing errors.

The platform could also include a digital camera to enhance patient charting and progress notes; Bluetooth technology to record patient vital signs; wireless connectivity to access electronic medical records systems.

In addition to having a lightweight design, ergonomic features such as an integrated handle, and a spill- and drop-tolerant enclosure, the mobile platform could provide shift-long use made possible by swapping batteries while in a docking station.

An open industry group was formed to deliver interoperability in personal health and wellness devices, ranging from simple devices such as weight scales and treadmills to blood pressure cuffs and glucose meters.

Since its introduction in June 2006, the Continua Health Alliance has grown from 22 founding companies to 55. The alliance will publish technical guidelines for healthcare device interoperability by the end of next year. Consumer products bearing the Continua logo are scheduled to be available in early 2008.


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