Healthcare professionals are often ill-equipped with mobile tools to deal with their patients’ medical problems. Sometimes, it is important to be able to access patient information on a handheld mobile device in order to properly assess patient needs. That’s what HP had in mind with its ElitePad Healthcare Tablet.
As more hospitals move towards using electronic medical records (EMR), EMR data security is a top priority among hospitals and their medical staff. HP kept that in mind with the ElitePad by equipping the tablet with industry-leading security features like HP Client Security, HP BIOS Protection, Trusted Platform Module, full disk encryption, and a certified smart card reader to protect patient EMR.
The ElitePad was also equipped to handle the rigor of day-to-day operations for healthcare professionals with other special features. The tablet is lightweight, and designed to handle drops as it passed MIL STD drop testing. The ElitePad also includes a special antimicrobial coating to protect the product as you move patient to patient, is dust and water resistant, and can easily cleaned with a number of sanitizing solutions.
There are also a number of handy features available on the ElitePad to make healthcare professionals’ lives more efficient and productive. In addition to the powerful processors included in every ElitePad, there are also a number of special features. The audio-capture capabilities include built-in noise cancelation to support HP’s voice recognition software, allowing healthcare professionals to speak about patient symptoms or conditions; a great way to evaluate a patient without taking notes.
The ElitePad also includes a 2D barcode reader to easily and quickly scan patient EMR barcodes as well as medication barcodes to save time and provide a better quality of healthcare. All and all, the HP ElitePad Healthcare Tablet aims to ensure that patients’ needs are addressed and met, while also saving time and money to create a better healthcare experience for patients and their healthcare providers. No word yet on if Cortana will become involved in HP’s ElitePad, but Cortana could possibly become involved in the near-future with the release of Windows 10.
Here’s a short video on what makes the HP ElitePad Healthcare Tablet a great tablet for healthcare professionals.Further reading: HP, Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 8.1