News | February 28, 2007

HIMSS 2007: Philips Develops Wireless Mobile Clinical Assistant

March 1, 2007 - Philips introduced its handheld Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA), designed to enable nurses and physicians to improve bedside patient care by using an integrated, wireless device to connect to patient information stored in electronic medical records (EMRs), enabling IT flexibility throughout the hospital. The device, reportedly requires minimal training and helps to reduce medication errors, positively identify staff and patients, fill out charts, capture vital signs, write up reports and validate blood transfusions as well as the ability to closely monitor the healing of wounds.