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Lancaster Health Group Improves Resident Care Socket SoMo 650Rx Mobile Computer

Posted September 22, 2010

Socket SoMo 650Rx

Challenge

Document nursing activities electronically at the point of care

Solution

Results

  • Increased efficiency of nursing documentation
  • Improved compliance to documentation requirements
  • Higher Medicare reimbursement
  • Improved quality of care through increased time spent in direct care of residents
  • Real-time access to medical records and references enables smarter decisions at the point of care and improved continuity of care

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) at Lancaster Health Group’s healthcare and rehabilitation centers can spend less time filling out forms and more time caring for residents thanks to a mobile Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system running on the Socket SoMo 650Rx handheld computer.

Using EMRs at the point of care enables CNAs to efficiently document patient assessments, medications administered, activities of daily living, and other records that are required from nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Detailed documentation is needed not only for state and federal audits, but also for billing, Medicare reimbursement, and industry accreditation.

The SigmaCare EMR application, developed by eHealth Solutions, also allows CNAs instant access to look up patient records, nursing care plans, medical references, and other critical data anywhere within a facility.

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Intermec CS40: Smart phone and Rugged Mobile Computer

Posted September 20, 2010

Intermec CS40Intermec announced the CS40 – introducing the first rugged mobile computer with the size and styling of a smart phone. The CS40 provides the ultimate solution for mobile professionals that require high performance barcode scanning and mobile line of business applications.

Unlike consumer grade smart phones that yield low performance and high failure rates when force-fit into line of business applications, the CS40 is built on Windows Embedded Handheld technologies including the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform and is designed for mobile professionals who need versatile and reliable access and acquisition of information in real-time, at the point of work.

The CS40 enables an all-encompassing business process transformation for mobile workforces in pre-sales, merchandising, field service, long haul and truck load transportation. The new solution empowers workers with uncompromised efficiency, productivity, and uptime necessary to improve business processes and deliver a positive customer experience with:

  • The ability to withstand multiple four foot drops to concrete on all corners and sides
  • Protection against dust and liquid intrusion from any angle with IP54 rated sealing
  • High performance 1D/2D barcode scanning through a true 2D imager
  • Advanced 3.75G voice and data communications
  • Three mega-pixel color camera
  • Compatibility with the full line of Intermec mobile printers, SmartSystemsTM, accessories and peripherals
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Intermec CN4 and CN50 Now SAP Certified

Posted September 17, 2010

Intermec CN4Intermec has formally completed SAP’s Integration and Certification Center (ICC) program testing requirements and is now officially SAP “Certified for Integration with SAP NetWeaver.” Completion of this process allows you to reassure your customers that both the CN4 and CN50 Windows Mobile 6.1 mobile computers will easily integrate into their SAP platform for use with field mobility applications, minimizing time and costs for their mobile deployments.

This official SAP technical integration certification should help to expedite your sales cycle as choosing either the CN50 or CN4 mobile computer can reduce the amount of in-house customer testing required. SAP users looking for additional technical quality assurance and verification of test completion will find Intermec listed on the SAP “Online Partner and Product Directory” at: www.sap.com.

SAP NetWeaver helps SAP users simplify their IT environment and reduce operational costs by providing a platform that enables them to consolidate heterogeneous systems, applications, and data. SAP’s Netweaver Mobile component, coupled with the CN4 or CN50, can work to quickly mobilize existing IT infrastructures and tried-and-

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American Red Cross Selects Motorola MC55 Mobile Computer for Blood Drives

Posted September 17, 2010

Nationwide deployment includes mobile computing and wireless LAN solutions

The American Red Cross announced it will use a more than 6,000 Motorola MC55 mobile barcode scanners to improve tracking and documentation of blood donations for its blood drives.

The 36 Red Cross regions nationwide will have access to the new barcode scanning technology, which will enable them to keep an organized and accurate listing of donations when it conducts its more than 200,000 blood drives each year.

The organization collects 6.5 million blood donations annually from nearly four million volunteer donors. As much as 80 percent of these donations are collected during mobile blood drives held by various organizations, colleges or other community institutions.

Collecting blood donations requires a high-level of monitoring and safety protocols to ensure information is properly documented and marked. By using barcode technology, data for each blood donation can be quickly gathered and uploaded onto an electronic database.

Many health facilities have introduced barcode technology to improve the accuracy and management of blood packages. Recently, hospitals in the United Kingdom adopted a smartcard and barcode technology system to improve the safety and reliability of blood transfusions.

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Motorola MC75A0-HC Mobile Computer for Healthcare

Posted September 16, 2010

Motorola MC75 healthcareTake healthcare quality and patient safety to the next level with the Motorola MC75A0-HC. Easy to carry and easy to use, the MC75A0-HC is designed for life inside the hospital, able to endure everyday drops and bumps as well as disinfecting after each patient. And robust wireless application performance and wireless connectivity options allows healthcare givers to access patient records, accurately administer medication, monitor patient vital signs, place lab and pharmacy orders, view test results and more — all in just seconds anywhere inside the facility.

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Datalogic Pegaso Optimizes Supermarket’s Distribution Warehouse

Posted September 16, 2010

Datalogic PegasoThe Familiya supermarket chain was founded in 2000. Today Familiya is a large company that produces clothes, footwear and many other goods at reasonable prices. It has 39 stores in the Moscow region and Saint Petersburg with a total floor space of over 30,000 square meters. It also includes a distribution warehouse, purchasing department and business support services.

In the past, all warehousing operations, such as receiving, dispatch and inventory, were done manually. In an area of 7,500 square meters, many errors occurred and goods were lost. In order to avoid these errors, Datalogic partner recommended the Datalogic Pegaso PDA.

The numerous benefits provided by Pegaso were the deciding factors for this choice. This rugged PDA provides a large color and clear touch display (3.7 in) that helps users work more efficiently in various lighting conditions, it includes a large memory (128 MB) with extension possibility, an IP64 protection class and can be dropped from 1.5m to a concrete surface without breaking down. Furthermore, the Windows Mobile 6.0 operating system allows use of numerous standard development tools and the quick-attach handle assures comfortable device usage while reducing user fatigue during intensive scanning. Another additional benefit is obtained by the rechargeable Li-on battery pack, which allows Pegaso™ continuous operation for 12 hours, improving productivity.

Scan City’s partner Soft Merit, dealing with warehouse automation solutions at Familiya, has installed 10 Pegasos, supplying one third of Familiya’s distribution warehousing personnel with these devices. However, the automation process has not been completed yet. In the near future, 20 more Pegaso™ PDAs will be installed and Familiya is studying the possibility of using other Datalogic Mobile terminals in its stores.


Motorola MC65 Rugged Mobile Computer

Posted September 14, 2010

Motorola MC65Software-Configurable, Dual 3.5G WAN Enterprise Digital Assistant

Make the most out of every minute in the field — with the Motorola MC65

Supercharge your mobile workforce and redefine productivity with the toughest, most flexible EDA on the market. Workers have multiple tasks and limited time. With the Motorola MC65, they have the tools in hand to get their jobs done right — right now. Desktop-like performance provides instant access to the applications and information back at the office. Shave hours of time out of the work week by capturing and processing just about any type of data on site, quickly and easily — from a single document to hundreds of bar codes, a library of photos or a signature. Activate and reactivate the MC65 on virtually any cellular network in the world, eliminating the need to purchase network technology (GSM or CDMA) specific devices, extending device lifecycle and ensuring that each and every worker has the best connection possible. Add a customizable user interface that makes doing business easier than ever and you have a real workforce multiplier — a device that turns paperwork and repeat visits into more tasks completed per day.

Streamline and error-proof processes with advanced data capture

The MC65 does it all —1D and 2D bar codes, photos complete with embedded notes, documents, signatures and more. Poorly printed or damaged bar codes a problem? Not for the MC65. Our most advanced scanning technology allows the rapid-fire capture of items as they are removed from the delivery truck, so your customers get what they ordered, every time.

With the MC65, an equipment inspector can capture a photo, add comments and automatically embed a geostamp via integrated GPS, sending supervisors the information they need to get the right technician to the right location to complete a repair. And that repair technician can take and transmit live video to collaborate with a specialist to troubleshoot a problem. A city building inspector can capture a document, complete with legible fine print and a signature, keeping all forms related to a code enforcement case in hand. And when account managers scan the product inventory remaining on the shelves in a grocery store, the resulting real-time count creates real-time accurate sales orders and production schedules.

Connect to virtually any carrier network in the world — GSM or CDMA

The MC65 offers a Motorola first — the ability to connect to virtually any wireless carrier around the world. Both 3.5G GSM HSPA and CDMA EVDO Rev A software configurable cellular radios are built into the device, allowing you to select the network that will provide the best coverage for your workers. Do your workers travel through large territories best served by different networks? Need to activate on a different network for workers in a different office? No problem. This single device can be deployed and re-deployed on virtually any network, anywhere in the world, making purchasing and device management easy — and maximizing your return on investment.

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LXE Marathon Field Computer

Posted August 13, 2010

LXE MarathonFully Rugged Computer, Optimized for the Mobile Worker, Features Gobi WWAN Radio, Biometric Mouse, Full QWERTY Keypad, and 7” Touchscreen

LXE announced the introduction of its Marathon field computer. The Marathon field computer introduces a new form factor in mobile computing, with a larger screen size and greater computing power than a PDA, smaller size than a laptop, and multiple data-capture and connectivity options. Taken together, the Marathon field computer provides new levels of usability for the mobile worker in field-force automation, route accounting, and public safety.

The Marathon field computer weighs less than a kilogram, and is powered by an Intel® Atom processor that runs full Windows® 7 or Windows® XP operating systems. It combines multiple built-in data-entry options, including a 7” outdoor-visible touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, integrated fingerprint reader that doubles as a mouse, and a high-resolution color camera. The unit’s available desk and vehicle SmartDock cradles allow one-handed undocking and user-friendly peripheral interfaces. Additional bolt-on accessories include a mag stripe reader, 2D imager, and extended life batteries for 8- and 12-hour continuous operation, all of which attach securely to the unit while maintaining the overall IP-65 rating for protection against dust and water.

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Unitech PA600, PA968 & HT680 Certified for use with IntelliTrack

Posted August 2, 2010

IntelliTrack has certified the latest Unitech PA600, PA968 and HT680 portable data collectors. IntelliTrack now supports Windows Mobile 6.1 and Windows CE 5.0 operating systems installed on these latest product releases.

The Unitech PA600 not only fits in your pocket, but is lightest in its class. Recommended for use with IntelliTrack is the 20-key keypad configuration.

The Unitech PA968 offers a 2-megapixel camera bonus feature along with the ability to work in the harshest conditions. Recommended for use with IntelliTrack is the 24-key keypad configuration.

The Unitech HT680’s compact, rugged design is ideal for manufacturing, retail, logistics and transportation. The feather light handheld boasts rust-proof connector pins and a six-foot drop spec. Recommended for use with IntelliTrack is the 22-key keypad configuration.


CHRU (Tours) is leading the fight against cancer with Datalogic Mobile terminals

Posted July 16, 2010

CHRU uses the Memor™ to assure hospital employees mobility while keeping connected to the main system

The Regional Hospital Center/University of Tours (CHRU) campus area benefits from a privileged position in the heart of the region. The establishment employs over 7,000 people, making it a formidable player in the regional economy. This public health establishment groups together 6 hospitals offering the most important medical services (medicine, surgery, injury department…). Since 1998, the CHRU of Tours has accommodated a number of construction and renovation projects, so as to ensure the availability of structures which are customized to meet the new requirements of the medical industry and to be able to respond to the patients and their families’ needs. Today, the CHRU of Tours includes over 2,000 beds, provides services to over 65,000 people a year and is looking for ways to accommodate another 375 people a day.

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