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CASE STUDY: Health System Seeks Better Way to Use Portable Ultrasound Device


CASE STUDY: Health System Seeks Better Way to Use Portable Ultrasound Device

The Philips Lumify is a portable ultrasound device with multiple transducers that enables users to simply download a mobile application onto a smart device, plug in the transducer, and go. This technology’s extreme mobility and ease of use provides healthcare professionals more ways to treat patients on the scene, particularly during emergencies or while circulating among various patient…

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Tablets in Healthcare


Tablets in Healthcare

The ability to gather and access information with the touch of a fingertip, and carry it around wherever you go, is invaluable for those working in healthcare. It is for this reason that the healthcare industry has long dreamed of ways to harness the features of tablets and mobile devices. As this technology has evolved and developed in recent years, medical device manufacturers are rapidly…

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Exploring a Higher Level of Patient Experience


Exploring a Higher Level of Patient Experience

In a Richmond, Va., hospital’s ICU, tetraplegics unable to move by themselves are communicating and staying connected to the outside world by controlling an overhead laptop’s cursor using their eye instead of a mouse. Elsewhere, a new mother is opening up a web portal on a tablet to watch her newborn via live video feed from the NICU.  And San Francisco pediatric patients are…

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Tablets at the Bedside: Protecting the Devices

Generally speaking, hospitalized patients can have difficulty using a tablet device because (a) they may be unable to a grip the device securely; (b) they can’t position it for comfortable viewing from a bed or chair; or (c) they may drop it on the floor, causing damage.  Freestanding devices also pose considerable security and privacy risks, given how easily someone can walk off…

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