News | March 05, 2007

Motion Launches Industry's First Mobile Clinical Assistant Designed Specifically for Clinicians

March 6, 2007 — Motion Computing, a leader in ultramobile computing and wireless communications, introduced its new C5 mobile clinical assistant (MCA), a new computing category created by Intel with support from Motion to enable nurses, physicians and other clinicians to do their jobs on the move.

The Motion C5, the first product in the MCA category, integrates durable design elements with key point-of-care data and image capture technologies to simplify workflows, ease clinician workloads and improve overall quality of care. Designed based on input from thousands of clinicians worldwide, the C5 brings reliable, automated patient data management directly to the point of care. Intel and Motion conducted extensive user level, ethnographic, human factors, time/motion and clinical workflow research. This research resulted in clear requirements for a purpose-built mobile device.

This collaborative effort resulted in development of the Motion C5 — designed with and for clinicians — that is now being implemented in clinician usability studies worldwide. The C5 is the first highly sealed, fully disinfectable computer to integrate into one durable device the relevant technologies important to clinician workflow and productivity. The C5 combines multiple devices into one -- including a built-in barcode and RFID reader for patient identification and supply, specimen and medication administration verification; a built-in camera; and a fingerprint reader to improve security and simplify clinician authentication.

In close collaboration with many of the world's leading clinical system developers, Motion and Intel are enabling partners to take advantage of the Motion C5 MCA. Some of the companies that have demonstrated significant thought and technology leadership by enabling their applications and their diagnostic devices to exploit its unique features on behalf of their clients and clinician users include: Allscripts, Cardinal Health, Cerner Corporation, Epic Systems Corporation, Eclipsys Corporation, GE Healthcare, iSOFT, McKesson, NEXUS, Siemens Medical Systems Corporation and Welch Allyn. According to HIMSS Analytics, these leading solution providers account for approximately seventy (70) percent of the clinical information system installations used by hospitals in the United States.

Many of these organizations showcased and demonstrated their solutions on the Motion C5 at HIMSS 07.

For more information, visit www.motioncomputing.com

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