With the advancement of technology, there have never been more choices for mobile computing, from the humble laptop computer to pricey tablet PCs to sleek, new smartphones. Even COWs--computers on wheels--that have been so popular in hospitals come in many configurations.
Healthcare, of course, presents its own special challenges that may complicate hardware selection. Infection control clearly is a major factor in clinical environments, but so are battery life, network compatibility and, of course, user preference. A consumer electronics store may offer great deals on computers, but will the manufacturer support the product over the long term?
To learn more about selecting mobile technology for healthcare use:
- see this Advance for Health Information Executives commentary