Intel Designs Mobile Platform To Help Enhance Patient Safety, Ease Nurse And Physician Workloads

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2006 - 03:49 PM |

Francisco, Sept. 27, 2006 - Louis Burns, vice president and general
manager of Intel's Digital Health Group, today said technology
innovation is poised to help the healthcare industry deliver better
healthcare at lower cost
, ultimately making people's lives better
around the world. As an example of where technology is intersecting
human need, Burns demonstrated a mobile point-of-care platform designed
specifically to address the unmet needs of nurses and physicians
working on the front line of patient care.

The mobile clinical assistant platform
is the outcome of hospital workflow studies, nurse and physician
interviews, and ethnographic research among nurses at El Camino
Hospital in Mountain View, Calif. It focuses on the healthcare
community's needs to enhance patient safety, reduce
medication-dispensing errors and ease staff workloads.