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The Connected Clinician

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With ever-increasing government regulations for clinical documentation, nurses are seeing huge impacts to their workflow, spending over 30% of their time in non-patient-care activities. This, on top of lack of budget for staff, means that existing nurses must deliver effective care all while meeting exceedingly more difficult regulatory expectations.

The Connected Clinician
So, what’s a busy nurse to do? Become a Connected Clinician, of course! New mobile applications allow for Clinical Smartphones with applications such as vitals collection, meds administration, specimen collection, alarm management, nurse call, and care team communication are in high demand.

The modern clinician needs to be able to stay connected with other workers throughout the hospital via VoIP, secure texting, email and video chat, making it easy to provide real-time status updates. Being able to refer to a patient’s medical records on a smartphone would allow clinicians to be much more efficient, accurate, and connected.

The Right Hardware
However, you can have all of the software you want, but it’s only as good as the hardware it runs on. To be a true Connected Clinician, you need a Clinical Smartphone—a “converged device” that blends the features of a laptop, barcode scanner and consumer smartphone into a rugged handheld package. Aside from accounting for drops, Clinical Smartphones can withstand chemical disinfectants used in hospitals. Additionally, the battery of a Clinical Smartphone is large enough to last the entire 12 hours of a nurses’ shift.

An ideal device for the job is the Honeywell Dolphin CT50, featuring all of the key components and so much more that transforms a nurse into a Connected Clinician.

Watch the idea of the Connected Clinician come to life with the Honeywell Dolphin CT50h:





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Honeywell’s Dolphin CT50 is a Handheld Powerhouse

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The latest rugged handheld from Honeywell, the Dolphin CT50, is a highly durable and modern mobile computer that is perfectly suited to the logistics and transport sector. While previous offerings from Honeywell were more akin to rugged smartphones, the CT50 can be more accurately described as a rugged handheld computer and scanner thanks to its expanded capabilities.

Its size is not that different from that of an iPhone 6 Plus at 3.3 x 6.3 inches. It tips the scales at slightly more than 12 ounces, striking a good balance between durability and lightness. The screen is 4.7 inches on the diagonal and boasts a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The capacitive multitouch has been designed with industrial use in mind.

The device uses a 2.26GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and it boasts an impressive six sensors: proximity, light, gyro, accelerometer, pressure, and magnetometer.

Users can choose between the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld operating system or Android 4.4.4 with seamless upgrades available.

One of the CT50’s handiest features is its multiple input mode ability, which encompasses touch, stylus and speech. In addition, its 1D/2D scans and NFC communication capabilities enable it to scan, record voice notes, annotate images, and capture digital signatures with ease.

Built with Extreme Conditions in Mind

The model is entirely waterproof and dustproof thanks to its IP67 sealing. It can certainly withstand a variety of challenging environments, whether it’s full immersion underwater, a 5-foot drop on concrete, a heart-stopping tumble or extreme temperatures.

The bottom line is that the Dolphin CT50 takes a well-appointed and attractive handheld and cleverly arms it with a number of additional features like ruggedness and data collection capabilities in order to make it the perfect companion for any industrial needs.





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Android M And Mobicontrol A Perfect Team For Enterprise IT

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Enterprise mobility management experts SOTI now offer same-day support for Android Marshmallow via their market-leading Android for Work technology.

Enterprise IT departments can give their efficiency and productivity a nice boost thanks to the combination of Android Marshmallow and MobiControl. Improvements have been made to Certificate Management, Permissions, Applications, and VPN.

One of the top features of Android M is it simplified setup process for IT administrators in order to provide more options when it comes to out-of-the-box provisioning. It also boasts improved over-the-air system update management that can allow devices to auto-accept OS updates or even postpone them for a set number of days depending on the needs of the administrator. It also offers the ability to set and lock app permissions.

Android M also brings users improved security management options such as fingerprint authentication, safe boot controls, and factory reset for compatible devices. In addition, it allows for the silent installation and uninstallation of apps that can be managed through the device’s management console.

Smoother End User Experience

All of this results in a much smoother experience for the end user. Now-on-Tap can help users get more out of devices, but the improvements in power optimization are perhaps the strongest benefit. App Standby and Doze can extend the life of a device’s battery by a noticeable amount. App Standby helps keep track of power usage and limits the amount of power that apps use when they are idle. Doze will put the OS into sleep mode automatically after a standby period has elapsed. During sleep mode, Wi-Fi scanning, app updates, and network access will be limited in order to preserve battery life.

Altogether, MobiControl and Android Marshmallow are now making life easier for end users and enterprise IT administrators alike.

Finding the Right OS for your Enterprise

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Choosing the right operating system for your mobile fleet is no easy task. Luckily, Honeywell recently created a whitepaper entitled, “Strategic Insights into Selecting the Operating System that Best Meets Your Long-Term Business Vision” to help you make an informed decision.

The most used and widely supported mobile operating system for enterprice devices is Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 (WEH 6.5). However, there are now other options, such as Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS platforms that have notable advantages for certain enterprise work processes. In addition, there are much less barriers in leaving Windows than three were in the past.

These factors are setting the stage for a potential migration in the world of enterprise mobility. Each operating system can be effective for enterprises and have a place in the enterprise mobile market. Honeywell sees the value in all three mobile operating systems and takes pride in allowing its customers to have a choice in their OS—enterprises should not be forced into a certain software because of the hardware.

Take a look at the whitepaper from Honeywell to receive and overview of the advantages and disadvantages to each OS, in addition to guidance on how organizations can identify the most important selection criteria for their next-generation mobile OS decision.

View the whitepaper now.

TC55 Touch Computer

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It may be tempting to want to use your personal smartphone on the job, but depending on your job, they usually don’t have the durability or functionality necessary.

Meet the TC55, a pocket-sized, touch-screen computer that has integrated data capture capabilities and is built to withstand industrial environments. Essentially, the TC55 has all of the conveniences of a smartphone, with all of the essentials and durability of an enterprise-grade device.

Each TC55 comes equipped with Mobility Extensions (Mx), a platform that enhances Android’s already robust operating system (OS) into an enterprise class OS.

In addition, the TC55 features:

    Zebra’s Mobility DNA
  • Advanced capacitive touch screen
  • Superior audio quality with noise cancelling technology
  • Support for Push-to-Talk
  • Integrated barcode scanner and imager for data capture
  • Standard or professional configuration options to meet your needs

See what the Zebra TC55 can do for you.

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