Motorola Adds Mobile Health Care Device

Allows mobile workers to access patient information, administer medicine, monitor vital signs.

September 16, 2010

D.H. Kass

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Motorola Inc.’s Solutions business has added a ruggedized, special mobile device to its health care lineup, called the MC75AO-HC Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA), aimed at enabling mobile health care workers to support point-of-care applications, access and monitor patient information, administer medication and tests, and transmit data, the company said.

The new unit adds to earlier corded and cordless 2D imagers the company unwrapped and underscores its strategy to build solutions for the medical market aimed at meeting specific needs, officials said.

“With the introduction of the new MC75A0-HC EDA, Motorola continues to broaden its portfolio of healthcare-specific solutions to address the needs of mobile workers in rigorous health care environments,” said Vivian Funkhouser, Motorola Solutions, principal, global health care solutions.

“Motorola’s MC75A0-HC addresses top health care mobility needs, offering maximum processing power, rugged design, flexibility, advanced data capture capability, connectivity options, security and manageability to extend the access of critical information to the patient’s bedside, the nurse’s station, operating room and beyond,” she said.

The Motorola EDA allows mobile workers to access patient information, administer medicine, monitor vital signs, place pharmacy and lab orders, collect and track specimens and access test results, officials said.

The unit captures 1D and 2D bar code enabling users to collect and transmit patient data to a hospital’s data center. It also sports a 3.2 megapixel color camera for photography and video to improve operational efficiency and clinical insight as well as a 3.5-inch color VGA display with LCD technology, Motorola said.

To augment the device, Motorola has added instant push-to-talk communications capability between the EDA and other mobile devices through its Integrated Voice Solutions and Team Express voice client.

In addition, Motorola is supporting the unit with a services offering, called the Mobility Services Platform (MSP) for centralized management, which allows the IT department of a health care organization to remotely monitor a host of devices in multiple locations.

The vendor also is offering users its Managed Device Service, which offers a help desk for first point of contact and technicians for assistance.

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