Philips and Intel will launch a new wireless, handheld medical device later on this year. This news arrives just as Motion Computing has unveiled a competitive product, the $2,200 C5 medical tablet PC. Both Motion's and Philips' devices are based on Intel's mobile clinical assistant platform, a system designed with the intention to improve accuracy, efficiency, and work flow for healthcare professionals. Philips' new tablet device will sport a 10.4-inch, 1,024 × 768 touchscreen as well as WiFi and a digital camera, aiming to streamline data entry and better monitor wounds and healing. The device will allegedly read both barcodes and RFID tags to prevent medication errors and confirm staff and patient ID; here's to popping antibiotics, not hormone pills, after surgery!
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