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Integrating mobility into healthcare

Intel Health Guide PHS6000

Intel Health Guide PHS6000

I have recently read about the launch of Intel’s new tele-healthcare device, the Health Guide PHS6000 and that made me think about the new posibilities that are emerging fast and that it seems like, finally, several technologies are becoming mature to the point of being able to transform the concept of healthcare.

Intel’s device is the result of a continuous effort from the company in this area, after having collaborated with Motion Computing in developing the C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant, that I also mentioned here.

Another sign of this new tendency is the recent release of the Panasonic Toughbook H1, a device with similar specs to the C5. Both of them have been specifically designed for hospital and clinical use, having specifications like MIL-STD-810F for withstanding three foot drops and IP54 rated for moisture and dust, and being able to be used in docking stations, wall mounted or even in mobile carts.

One of the interesting characteristics of these devices is the broad connectivity options. Some of them are: WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, RFID, with optional GPS and barcode scanner plus a web camera. All of these aspects open a wide range of possibilities that we will probably start to see, like vitals capture and electronic medical records. Sigue leyendo

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