Since healthcare pros have embraced tablets in a big way, tablet makers have come up with a few design and feature twists for this demanding audience.
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Panasonic announced its Toughpad family of Android-powered tablets in November, 2011. The company is touting them as ideal for highly mobile workers, including healthcare personnel. The Toughpad A1 incorporates security embedded at the hardware level and offers technologies like hardware and software encryption, enhanced VPN, dual-factor authentication, trusted boot, and device management. This enhanced level of device security means the Toughpad A1 will be HIPAA-ready for healthcare environments. The Toughpad A1 has a high brightness, 10.1-inch XGA capacitive, multi-touch, daylight-viewable screen, and includes a stylus, enabling flexible data entry in the field. The Toughpad A1 will begin shipping in the spring of 2012.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?