Story image

Just what the doctor ordered

23 Jun 11

Clinicians are embracing new technology on the East Coast, with the local District Health Board placing an order for several new C5v Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) tablet PCs from Motion following a hugely successful trial.

The Tairawhiti DHB, which covers the eastern tip of the North Island including Gisborne, was overwhelmed with the popularity of the healthcare-specific technology among its staff, according to IT Infrastructure team leader, Max Ponomarev.

"Immediately after testing a demo our clinicians requested we implement the Motion C5vs as soon as possible,” Ponomarev says.

"I can’t remember them ever being this enthusiastic about a new technology.”

The DHB initially tested laptops, but found the devices did not meet the specific requirements of medical institutions.

With the C5vs, currently in use in Gisborne Hospital’s Paediatrics Ward, clinicians found they were able to write directly on the screen, and use the integrated cameras to take photos of patients while interviewing them.

The portability of the tablets also allowed staff to update patient records and access DHB services such as patient discharges, outpatient and operating theatre information from anywhere in the hospital.

The Hospital’s general paediatrician, Dr Shaun Grant, says the tablets save time on ward rounds and allow doctors to make decisions on the spot.

"The C5v PCs have improved and streamlined the way doctors work, which the patients and their families appreciate as well.”

Go here for more information on the Motion C5v MCAs.

Disruption in the supply chain: Why IT resilience is a collective responsibility
"A truly resilient organisation will invest in building strong relationships while the sun shines so they can draw on goodwill when it rains."
The disaster recovery-as-a-service market is on the rise
As time progresses and advanced technologies are implemented, the demand for disaster recovery-as-a-service is also expected to increase.
Apax Partners wins bidding war for Trade Me buyout
“We’re confident Trade Me would have a successful standalone future," says Trade Me chairman David Kirk
The key to financial institutions’ path to digital dominance
By 2020, about 1.7 megabytes a second of new information will be created for every human being on the planet.
Proofpoint launches feature to identify most targeted users
“One of the largest security industry misconceptions is that most cyberattacks target top executives and management.”
What disaster recovery will look like in 2019
“With nearly half of all businesses experiencing an unrecoverable data event in the last three years, current backup solutions are no longer fit for purpose."
NVIDIA sets records with their enterprise AI
The new MLPerf benchmark suite measures a wide range of deep learning workloads, aiming to serve as the industry’s first objective AI benchmark suite.
McAfee named Leader in Magic Quadrant an eighth time
The company has been once again named as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.