Philips has officially launched its new tablet PC for clinicians, called CliniScape. Previously only known as Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) (see our post from March), the CliniScape (MCA104 model) was just unveiled at the World of Health IT annual congress in Vienna, Austria. The system is designed to simplify clinical work, improve patient safety, and streamline the documentation process.
Available from spring 2008, CliniScape has been designed specifically for the hospital environment. Its ergonomic, lightweight design is medical grade, and includes a long-life battery and a large 10″ XGA pen-controlled touchscreen. Its intuitive interface means that healthcare professionals require minimal training whilst providing significant benefits. The device can help to reduce medication errors, positively identify staff and patients, fill out charts, capture vital signs, write up reports and validate blood transfusions as well as closely monitor the healing of wounds.
The Mobile Clinical Assistant category was defined by Intel’s Digital Health Group, with direct input from nurses and physicians worldwide. CliniScape can be used to access any hospital information system and also integrates with the latest releases of Philips’ medical technology platforms, IntelliVue Clinical Information Portfolio (ICIP) and iSite PACS, and with the integrated digital camera, nurses can take and insert patient pictures directly into the ICIP electronic medical record.
Listen here once again: guaiacing stools will never be the same with all these MCAs on the market.
Press release: Philips unveils its first wireless mobile clinical assistant to improve patient care at the bedside …
Product page: CliniScape …
Flashbacks: Philips/Intel Mobile Clinical Assistant ; Motion C5: Mobile Clinical Assistant.