Motorola has just announced a new handheld device specifically aimed at healthcare professionals – the MC75A0-HC Rugged Healthcare Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA). The device is designed to withstand regular exposure to disinfectants, water and dust, and should survive a five foot drop on a concrete floor. There are a lot features geared towards clinicians, such as push-to-talk communication with other mobile devices, support for “virtually all point-of-care applications”, compatibility with Motorola-HC bar code scanners, and HIPAA compliance. The MC75A0-HC runs MS mobile 6.5 and is expected to cost around $2000.
Some more details from the press release:
With its revolutionary image-based, data-capture technology, the MC75A0-HC EDA delivers unparalleled performance on every 1D and 2D bar code providing the ability to electronically capture and instantly transmit virtually any type of data from patient bedside right to hospital business systems. And with a 3.2 megapixel autofocus color camera, Motorola’s newest mobile healthcare solution enables easy capture of high-resolution photographs, video footage and documents to improve operational efficiencies and enhance clinical insight.
The new MC75A0-HC is built to withstand the rigors of the modern clinical environment, as its disinfectant-ready housing is designed to withstand regular exposure to the harsh cleaning agents commonly used in infection-control procedures to prevent the accidental spread of germs and diseases. Its design also incorporates blue-and-white coloring to complement other medical solutions at the point of care. In addition, the MC75A0-HC EDA incorporates Motorola MAX Rugged features to ensure reliable performance despite drops and spills often experienced in healthcare environments. With MIL-STD 810G and IEC specifications for drop, tumble and sealing, the device can withstand five foot drops to concrete and exposure to water and dust – reducing repair requirements and downtime and providing best-in-class total cost of ownership.
In addition, the MC75A0-HC incorporates government-grade security for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance – offering the most advanced set of security features available in this product class. Native Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 certification and support for the most advanced encryption and authentication algorithms combine with virtual private networks to provide the compliance required for government-level applications.