A newly released wireless thin-client display from Philips is designed with a clinical environment in mind, i.e. feces, urine and blood resistant:
… the ruggedized ProScribe wireless thin-client display from Philips FIMI, which enables physicians and nurses to access patient data immediately, wherever they are in the hospital. Using the innovative cordless display, healthcare providers can connect more quickly and efficiently to information, allowing them to focus on the needs of the patient.
Physicians visiting patients on the ward can use ProScribe to prescribe medication or make laboratory appointments on the spot. Nurses typically use the display to enter blood pressure, temperature and other relevant data into an electronic patient record at the patient’s bedside. The solution enables healthcare providers to take full advantage of their server-based computing architecture, where EMR, PACS and other patient files and applications are stored centrally.
Thanks to its 12.1″ LCD XGA touch screen, display emulated keyboard and integrated wireless LAN driver, the display can be operated without any other external devices. Server access is provided by one of three pre-installed thin clients; Citrix ICA, Microsoft RDP or Internet Explorer. With a 1GHz VIA-based x86 processor and a Microsoft Windows XP embedded operating system, ProScribe provides a powerful platform for mobile access to patient data. This lightweight, disk- and fan-free unit has been made drop and water resistant to minimize the risk of unproductive time on hospital wards.
“Medical professionals have an increasing need for immediate, portable and secure access to online data,” said Franco Martegani, CEO Philips FIMI. “With a wireless thin client, medical professionals can reduce their administrative workload, increase the accuracy of clinical decisions and improve patient care.”