Whilst reading the feeds, I came across a post about a physician who found his TabletKiosk eo to be a huge benefit to his practice. As I read the various posts, I couldn't help mentally c/c'ing my own experience demonstrating (informally) my Asus R2H to some hospital professionals.
The testing of the physician order entry app was initiated because some of the healthcare professionals felt that the Motion LE1600 was too heavy, at 3.13 pounds. Though the R2H weighs in at 1.83 pounds (the same as Dr. Rubin's eo), it, too, was deemed too heavy. There's no denying the R2H is a bit brickish.
The hospital's software was designed for 1024 x 768 resolution. Vital order information was cut off at the native 800 x 480 resolution of the R2H. This problem did not exist when the R2H emulated 1024 x 600, though some scrolling was necessary. However, at any resolution, the response was that the caregivers, who average about 50 years in age, would find the 7-inch screen too difficult to read. I noticed that Dr. Rubin looks like he's seen a few decades, too; perhaps his EMR software is tailored to fit the smaller screen without resorting to tiny print.
In a fascinating development, I've heard that my correspondents are quite excited about the Motion C5, despite the fact that it weighs almost as much as an LE1600. When I asked about this, the explanation I got was that the benefits of having a device that is durable, sealed and can be wiped with disinfectant far outweighed any weight considerations. I hope to see these babies in action soon.
TabletGear.com's source: MedicalTabletPC.com