LifeBot out of Tempe, Arizona has implemented the HP Slate 500 as an in-ambulance computer and universal communication device. The tablet that runs Windows 7 can transmit live patient data to the receiving hospital via the DREAMS software developed with U.S. Army Materiel Command, Texas A&M, and UTHealth Science Center at Houston.
Utilizes a Hewlett-Packard Slate at just 1.5 pounds weight and 9.21 x 0.58 x 5.91 inches size integrating a 1.6GHz Pentium PC 2MB RAM and 64GB flash drive with video resolution of 8.9″ diagonal WSVGA wide-viewing angle touchscreen. Integrated 3 MP camera (outward facing); Integrated VGA webcam (inward facing) provides display of both patient and operator in field use. Also enables sending of individual high resolution still images. Utilizes exclusive DREAMStm telemedicine system developed with U.S. Army Materiel Command and others, the most advanced in the world specifically designed for emergency and disaster systems deployments. DREAMStm features include sending and receiving of live patient physiological data, live play-by-play screen color drawing and annotation, isolated video zoom to hi-res imaging, complete patient triage and medical record ePCR charting system, multiple cameras remote controls with management of resolution, panning, zooming, etc. It also may store all trended patient charting and physiological data in its on-board SQL database server. Instant Messaging and Paging: Send instant messaging e-mail alerts and mass file or data distribution to hospitals or providers directly from private secure portal display. Also may be used for TeleStroke, TelePsychiatry, Teletrauma, Dermatology, Translation Services, Primary Care and Correctional Health Systems, Teletriage, and any General Telemedicine application. When utilized with the LifeBot® Communications Controller the LifeBot® Slate may also be used to wirelessly perform UHF, VHF, 800MHz, 700MHz, P25 radio and telephone communications. Tested and approved for use with Odyssey Patient Teletriage software that may enhance triage efficiencies and substantially reduce errors and risks. AES encryption for HIPPA compliancy.
They lose points from us for not getting “HIPAA” right (talk about noncompliant). But we like how they sidestep the issue of “tablet delicacy” that concerns iPad owners in the healthcare realm. Take a look:
Link: Mobihealthnews interview with the head of LifeBot…
Press release: LifeBot® Slate Preview: 1.5 pound tablet advanced mobile EMS emergency telemedicine system with DREAMStm developed with the U.S. Military.