Dell launches mHealth tablet, releases healthcare survey results

Dell is taking aim at the mHealth market with the Feb. 25 launch of its Latitude 10 enhanced security configuration tablet, which the Round Rock, Texas-based company says is designed to address the "costly and time consuming management and security challenges faced by healthcare organizations deploying tablets." According to the company announcement, a study performed by Principled Technologies demonstrates that Dell's Latitude 10 is up to 11 times faster to deploy and 59 percent less expensive to manage than Apple's iPad in hospital environments. The computer manufacturer also took the opportunity to release the results of a Dell-commissioned Harris Interactive online survey of 204 U.S. healthcare IT decision makers. According to the company, survey results show that tablets increasingly are becoming standard IT devices, with 51 percent of the participating healthcare organizations having deployed them.