Forget Intel Inside; Now It’s Intel Bedside
Even if you want to ignore the healthcare vertical, vendors won’t let you. Intel caught The VAR Guy’s attention today by announcing a new notepad-like device for medical personnel.
The new tablet computer, developed with Austin, Texas-based Motion Computing, boasts wireless connectivity, RFID support, a digital camera and other tools that push computing right to the hospital bedside. The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center collaborated with Motion Computing on the device’s development, according to the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal.
Still, tablet PCs can get lost or stolenâ€”which means VARs will need to find ways to secure data on the devices. One potential alternative is ViewSonic’s ViewPad technology. In order to comply with HIPAA and other privacy regulations, ViewSonic’s tablet devices contain no hard drive and instead forward medical information privately and securely to local servers. If the device disappears or gets stolen, there’s no risk of patient data walking away, too.