One more hospital success story based on the use of Tablet PCs...and they saved a bunch of money while they were at it...not to mention better health care...BD
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"Our chartless initiative using reliable, durable Fujitsu Tablet PCs is changing the way we practice medicine," said Meller. "We have reduced the rate of hospitalization and re-hospitalizations, and saved more than $6 million in hospital care costs. We hope that our success serves as a model for other healthcare facilities. Tablet PCs allow mobile caregivers in the Marshfield Clinic system to access electronic medical records including reports and images, perform dictation, and enter orders and prescriptions electronically. The Tablet PCs have also eliminated the cost of fixed workstations for every exam room.