Making the COW even more mobile

Technically, the computer on wheels is a mobile device--since you can push a so-called COW from room to room. But clinicians are looking for something just a little bit smaller.

The U.K.'s National Health Service's Royal Free Trust is "rolling out" a rugged wireless Windows tablet called the Motion C5v as an alternative, according to

"We spend a lot of money on IT. By changing the device, the applications becomes more accessible. This drives up usage," says Will Smart, IT director of NHS Royal Free Trust. "We've found the impact goes way beyond efficiency--it has improved the quality of care delivered and opened up options for how we work." Article