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HMC Continues its 'Health for All' Pledge by Improving Hospital Service with Digital Diagnostics and Treatment Using POC-227G Point-of-Care Terminals

Press release [Monday 26 November 2012]

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is a premier, non-profit healthcare provider established in 1979 in Doha, Qatar. Their mission is to provide the best quality patient care -"Health for All" - irrespective of nationality. In addition, HMC is the only institute outside of the United States where all of its five facilities and twenty-three primary health centers are JCI-accredited. HMC has developed highly-specialized medical facilities and equipment with a continual upgrade plan to ensure the highest quality of care possible.

The HMC facilities are equipped with more than 1,700 beds and annually provide care for more than 1.25 million patients on an outpatient basis. Currently HMC is undergoing a major transition to digitize its medical diagnostic and treatment equipment and to implement an academic healthcare system. The requirements call for a solution which uses medically-certified equipment that is both rugged and mobile. System stability is a must, as is easy integration into existing hospital infrastructure. Efficient data collection and minimization of human errors are two primary factors in the system, and will lead to higher adoption rates Advantech's POC-S197F Slim Point-of-Care terminals were selected to handle the hospital's needs. The all-in-one throughout HMC's network of health care facilities.

Solutions

Advantech's POC-227G Point-of-Care terminal was chosen to meet the needs of HMC. POC-227G is a medically-certified, point-of-care terminal which is fanless and rugged. Its design ensures quiet operation and reduces the potential spread of airborne bacteria. Equipped with surface acoustic wave (SAW) touch technology, the terminal is simple and intuitive to use - even with latex gloves. The display is DICOM Part 14 compatible, meaning it handles high-definition grayscale viewing, and POC-227G delivers up to 92% light transmittance for crystal clear viewing.

System

HMC has deployed Advantech's POC-227G terminals to enhance mobility at the point-of care. Clinical decision support, patient consultation, and other strategic deliverables are being met. POC-227G improves workflow by connecting to existing hospital information systems (HIS, PACS, radiology), and is aesthetically and ergonomically designed, from adjustable swing arm VESA mounts, to space-conscious table-top placement. Medically-certified POC-227G terminals meet regulatory guidelines; they are durable, reliable and easy to keep clean.

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