UCSF Medical Center's
collaboration with Intel, General Electric and Motion Computing has brought
together experts from business and medicine to develop the most innovative
products in medical informatics today. We are confident our efforts will help
clinicians better serve patients and will advance the art of medicine
worldwide," said Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center.
UCSF clinicians, infection control experts, IT administrators and
clinical care leaders have provided Motion with input over the last two years
that has been incorporated into the ground-up design of the C5 MCA. UCSF Home
Health Care has also implemented Motion tablet PCs running McKesson's Horizon
"Our clinical staff found the Motion
devices easy to use and that it fits smoothly into their workflow in patients'
homes" said Joan Spicer, PhD, RN, MBA, Director of UCSF Home Health Care.
"McKesson's efforts to optimize their
software for this platform in concert with the Motion hardware design have
resulted in a solution that is readily adopted by home care clinicians."
U.K. National Health Service
Working together with Intel and iSOFT, a leading software firm with 8,000
healthcare clients in 27 countries, the NHS has been conducting clinician
usability and field trials with Motion's C5 and will be announcing the results
of that study with Intel and Motion in London on Wednesday, February 21, 2007.
In addition to Alegent, UCSF and NHS,
nearly forty (40) leading health enterprises have enrolled to participate in the
Motion Clinician Usability Study Program.
Some examples of these include: The
Chester County Hospital, Children's Hospital of Omaha, Evanston Northwestern
Healthcare, Meriter Health Services, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Springfield
Clinic, St. Elizabeth's Health Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre,
Susquehanna Health and the U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System.
"Often in the past, the clinician
adoption rate and economic benefit assumptions used to justify clinical
information technology purchases have not been realized. To reduce human error
and latency while improving the data integrity required for quality
decision-making in clinical settings, clinicians must access real-time patient
information at the point of care.
Motion's C5 MCA is a purpose-built tool
for clinicians, uniquely designed with support from leading clinical software
application partners using an approach that offers clinicians a real opportunity
to create breakthrough improvements in clinical processes, patient service
levels and efficiency - bringing actual practice closer to the promise of
point-of-care documentation," said Joel French, vice president of Motion
Computing and general manager of its Healthcare Business Group.
Leading Clinical Information System
Providers Drive Innovation Motion Computing has long partnered with leading
software and hardware vendors focused on developing products to serve the needs
of clinicians in inpatient hospitals, home health care and outpatient clinical
environments. Motion's partnership with Intel is designed to equip and support
leading clinical information system vendors in adapting their applications to
the functionality and technologies of the C5. EMR implementations have been only
moderately successful in the past because independent vendors of hardware,
software and infrastructure did not collaborate early enough. Healthcare
organizations and clinician users were then left to integrate isolated point
technologies within their workflow and facility constraints.
In close collaboration with many of the
world's leading clinical system developers, Motion and Intel are enabling
partners to take advantage of the Motion C5 MCA. Some of the companies that have
demonstrated significant thought and technology leadership by enabling their
applications and their diagnostic devices to exploit its unique features on
behalf of their clients and clinician users include: Allscripts, Cardinal
Health, Cerner Corporation, Epic Systems Corporation, Eclipsys Corporation, GE
Healthcare, iSOFT, McKesson, Siemens Medical Systems Corporation and Welch Allyn.
According to HIMSS Analytics, these leading solution providers account for
approximately seventy (70) percent of the clinical information system
installations used by hospitals in the United States.
Many of these leading organizations will
be showcasing and demonstrating their solutions on the Motion C5 at the 2007
Healthcare Information Management and System Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference
February 25-29, 2007, in New Orleans.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Motion included in its C5 design input from several of the foremost epidemiology
experts to create an industrial design with smooth surfaces and an absence of
ports and recesses that might otherwise become reservoirs for pathogens.
According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, hospital-acquired infections affect more than 2 million
American patients, resulting annually in 90,000 deaths and incremental
healthcare costs estimated to exceed $5 billion.
The Motion C5 starts at $2,199. It will
ship worldwide in May 2007.
About Motion Computing
Motion Computing is a mobile computing and wireless communications leader,
combining world-class innovation and industry experience so professionals in
vertical industries such as healthcare, field sales/service, government and
education can use computing technology in new ways and places.
Marketed through an experienced worldwide
reseller network and directly through its Web site, each Motion product is built
to customer specifications. The company's enhanced line of tablet PCs, mobile
clinical assistants and accessories are designed to increase productivity for
on-the-go users while providing portability, security, power and versatility.
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