Philips ties Intel to develop

Royal Philips Electronics has partnered with Intel Corporation to develop wireless, handheld ”Mobile Clinical Assistant’ for doctors and nurses. Philips is planning to design, develop and manufacture a Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA), which will enable nurses and doctors to improve bedside patient care by using an integrated, wireless device to connect to patient information stored in electronic medical records. MCA is new category of mobile point-of-care devices, which is designed with input from clinicians through clinical workflow studies, interviews and ethnography research conducted by Intel. Philips MCA has number of features, which are given below: The Philips MCA has number of technology features, which comes in single platform, including an easy to read 10.4 inch XGA touch-screen, RFID and barcode scanning, Bluetooth, wireless LAN connectivity and a digital camera. This portable device helps clinical users to fill out charts, capture vital signs, write up reports and validate blood transfusions as well as allow monitoring the healing of wounds. Philips MCA is featured with intuitive function controls, LED indicators and other smart interfaces. The device is fully sealed without any unnecessary I/O ports with long-life battery.  The Philips MCA fully shares Intel’s healthcare vision.

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