Dell Offers Streak Mobile Device to Health Care Professionals

Dell Inc. said that it will make its Streak mobile device available to health care professionals as part of its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) solutions, which consist of an array of customized hardware, software and services.

The vendor said that Streak units will be available for purchase later this fall. In adding the device to its EMR and MCC solutions, Dell pointed to a survey by Manhattan Research LLC, a New York-based pharmaceutical and health care researcher, indicating some 64 percent of physicians currently use smartphone technology.

The Streak is hand-held mobile device, based on Google Inc.'s Android OS, sports a five-inch screen and support business applications and video conferencing.

Dell said that it expects the device to help health care professionals with increased mobility and access to digitized patient information within a health organization's EMR infrastructure.

The Streak combines mobile tablet features, functions and voice while hospital and patient data remains secure in the data center and does not reside on the device, Dell said.

"With the Streak integrated into our solution portfolio, we are making electronic patient information accessible to physicians and clinicians in a form factor that is easy for them to use," said Jamie Coffin, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences vice president.

"In the future, we will extend the accessibility of medical information throughout the healthcare ecosystem with the introduction of additional mobility offerings," Coffin said.


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