Motion Computing announces major healthcare
installation of tablet PCs
While many doctors
are interested in using tablet PCs, sales have been slow, with a few
trickling into medical offices here and there.
Computing has announced an agreement to deploy 5,000 tablet PCs to
HealthSouth Corp., a large U.S. organization made up of hospitals and
clinics. The ultramobile, wireless Motion M1300 Tablet PCs will be
distributed throughout HealthSouth's nationwide network of approximately
1,400 outpatient rehabilitation facilities and will streamline workflow
for clinicians and enhance patient care.
Motion Computing - a
top-tier tablet PC maker with an almost 6 percent share of the worldwide
market - specializes in lightweight, slate-style products, featuring
electronic stylus "pens" as the primary input device.
Microsoft, Motion and
other PC makers last year introduced the new product category, which
includes pure slate models and "convertible" units with attached
keyboards. With an industry-leading 12.1-inch display, Motion's
award-winning tablet PCs are based on Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC
Edition, the industry's most advanced pen-enabled software.
"The efficiency of
the tablet PC adds significant value to the rehabilitation process,"
said Randy Carpenter, HealthSouth senior vice president and chief
information officer. "Motion is one of the world's leading tablet PC
manufacturers with a strong commitment to healthcare. This program
allows us to provide our clinicians with the latest technology and keeps
us focused on our main priority - our patients."
TherapySource software from Source Medical Solutions Inc., the tablet
PCs will streamline workflow, improve accuracy and reduce costs by
managing scheduling, registration, clinical documentation, coding,
reporting and other tasks." This is a flagship application of tablet PC
technology," said Motion CEO Scott Eckert. "We are pleased to play a
supporting role as HealthSouth continues to drive innovation in the
"A growing number of
healthcare professionals are embracing the tablet PC for one very
compelling reason: it helps them improve patient care," said Bill
Mitchell, vice president of the Tablet PC Division at Microsoft Corp.
"By leveraging the power and portability of the tablet PC, providers can
access patient information from virtually anywhere, communicate and
consult instantly with their medical colleagues, and reduce the amount
of time they spend on paperwork. This Motion Computing tablet PC
deployment provides HealthSouth with a valuable tool, but it's their
patients who will benefit most."