Philips, Intel to offer medical device

March 1, 2007

On the hills of the announcement of the C5 Medical Tablet, Philips and Intel also released a tablet PC based on Intel’s Mobile Clinical Assistant platform.

Philips, one of the world’s largest makers of medical equipment, said the device, replete with touch screen and digital camera, had numerous uses. Among them: “to reduce medication errors, positively identify staff and patients, fill out charts, capture vital signs, write up reports and validate blood transfusions, as well as (provide) the ability to closely monitor the healing of wounds.”

Yahoo! News



Motion Computing announces the C5 Clinical Assistant Tablet PC

February 22, 2007

The lightweight, bump-tolerant, spill-resistant and easy-to-disinfect C5, the first mobile clinical assistant, allows nurses to access up-to-the-minute patient records and document a patient’s condition in real time, enhancing patient care while reducing the administrative workload of the clinical staff.

The tablet PC features a 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo processor, 512MB RAM (kinda small don’t you think? it’s 2007!), 30GB HDD, RFID reader (yay!), integrated 2 megapixel camera and runs on the newly released Windows Vista. Price is set to start at $2199 USD. Not bad huh?

Motion Computing Product Page

Hospital catches BlackBerry fever

October 29, 2006


Trillium Health Centre (Mississauga, Ontario) has started using BlackBerries and doctors, nurses pharmacists and the like, love how convenient and effective it can be. This is great news and hopefully our local hospitals in Vancouver will also adopt this technology! Inevitably, they have also lifted the cell phone ban in the hospital.

“Everybody here has a BlackBerry. And I don’t think you’ll find anybody here who hasn’t adopted it and who doesn’t think it’s made us better.”

Toronto Star