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UMPC – Origami Online Ordering and Pricing Available

Posted on March 27, 2006 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Tablet Kiosk has posted its version of the Windows UMPC (code named Origami) with prices and some specs on the product.

Here’s some information from Ducknet who knows a lot about Tablet Kiosk:

New Name: EO V7110

Tablet Kiosk appears to the the first to take orders. Remember this is the high end product and not the unit coming out with the lower end processor. They have also provided options to configure your unit, with accessories to be ordered as available.

Origami UMPC from Tablet Kiosk

I really like the idea of a UMPC tied with an EMR. It won’t replace tablets or desktops, but it would be nice to have with an EMR. One option I’ve considered for a UMPC is for patient education where they need to read something. I also think a UMPC would be really nice to do a digital signature in an EMR. You could hand over the UMPC to the patient so they can read the consent for treatment form and then sign it digitally. This type of electronic signature would be pretty nice. Plus, you wouldn’t have to try and maneuver a tablet so they can sign it or use some other type of electronic signature technology. Just buy a couple UMPC’s that nurses and doctors can share for different patient signatures or patient education.

Other applications for UMPC devices in healthcare will certainly be coming. Just wait.

Here’s the press release:

TabletKiosk Introduces New UMPC Device
eo offers exciting new opportunities for mobile computing users
Torrance, CA, 3/27/2006

TabletKiosk, a leader in Tablet PC and exhibit centric computing solutions, announces the much anticipated launch of their new Ultra Mobile PC, eo which will begin shipping the last week of April 2006.

eo represents the new generation of mobile computing. Measuring 9W x 5.75H x 1D and weighing just under 2 pounds, eo is the most portable and convenient Tablet PC device for taking handwritten notes, accessing the internet, instant messaging, listening to music, viewing movies and playing games. eo enables you to connect, communicate and accomplish any task anywhere, any time, and be entertained and informed wherever life takes you. Read more..

Face Authentication, US Healthcare System, Mirth Project

Posted on I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I’ve doing more reading on EMR and the likes since I finished a business plan I was writing. Here’s a few articles/blog posts that I found interesting:

Face Authentication Software
The Healthcare IT Guy posted an interesting review of some auto-recognition and auto-login system for healthcare workstations called FastAccess by Sensible Vision. A standard web cam, easily installed software that can recognize my face to log me in. I need to get me a demo so I can try it out.

US Healthcare System
This is a nice article saying that although the media describes the US Healthcare system as broken down, many “better” healthcare systems aren’t immune to problems.

Mirth Project
I really like the idea of an open source project that supports HL7 messaging. I just can’t get my head around what exactly this means and how they are making the wretched HL7 messaging any easier.