Motion C5, a mobile clinical information management device by Intel and Motion Computing, initially reported by us in September 2006, is no longer a rumor, or a prototype.
Intel says that it is starting to ship the device to hospitals around the world, to “enable nurses to spend more time with patients, do their jobs on the move while remaining connected, and manage the administration of medications.” Motion C5 features an impressive array of features such as a camera, RFID and barcode reader, as well as wireless connectivity.
From the press release:
Motion Computing’s C5 is the first product based on Intel’s MCA platform and has earned support from clinicians and nurses participating in pilot studies around the world.
As Intel’s first platform built specifically for healthcare, the MCA is an important step in the company’s efforts to better connect clinicians to comprehensive patient information on a real-time basis. The lightweight, spill-resistant, drop-tolerant and easily disinfected MCA allows nurses to access up-to-the-minute patient records and to document a patient’s condition instantly, enhancing clinical workflow while reducing the staff’s administrative workload.
Some of the Motion C5 features designed to ease the nurse’s daily workload include: wireless connectivity to access up-to-date secure patient information and physician’s orders; radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for easy, rapid user logon; a digital camera to enhance patient charting and progress notes, to keep track of wounds as they heal; and bluetooth technology to help capture patient vital signs.