Addressing the Healthcare Digital Divide: Dell Integrating Streak, Mobile Devices into Healthcare Solutions

Did you know that sixty-four percent of physicians currently use smartphone technology, and they are adopting smartphones more rapidly than any other form of healthcare IT?1  Today Dell announced we’re bringing the Dell Streak 5-inch Android-based mobile device to medical professionals by integrating it into our healthcare solutions. The integration of new mobile devices into Dell healthcare solutions will provide healthcare professionals with increased mobility and convenient access to digitized patient information, virtually anywhere within the EMR infrastructure.

Health Care Dell Streak

Jamie Coffin, Vice President, Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences, shares an overview of why the this addition to the Dell healthcare solutions will address the healthcare digital divide.

Healthcare providers also can be efficient and productive using mobile technologies like the Streak. The Streak is expected to further promote efficiencies with access and updating patient information. Hospitals and physicians will be able to order the Streak this autumn as an integrated component of Dell’s EMR and MCC solutions. Here are a few of the benefits:

For the Physician

  • Light Enough to Use and Carry All Day: At 220 grams, the Streak is an extremely light mobile device. 
  • Convenient: The Streak Tablet’s compact size easily fits in a medical lab coat.
  • Onboard Cameras: Onboard cameras in the front and back of the Streak let clinicians photograph and record images that can be uploaded to the patient’s EMR to chart progress over time. 
  • Data & Voice: Unlike many of the existing tablets available today, the Streak supports data and voice so that medical professionals can use just one mobile device on the job. 

For Hospitals

  • Open and Standards-based: The Streak is based on the open Android platform which can integrate with existing hospital systems and applications.
  • Enterprise Enabled: The Streak can be integrated into Dell’s healthcare enterprise systems and solutions. As a result, the device can become an extension of the hospital’s information sharing platform, not another siloed technology that adds cost and complexity for hospitals that already struggle with inter and intra-operability.
  • Privacy and Security: When integrated with Dell’s EMR and MCC solutions and future healthcare offerings, applications and patient data can be protected and secured in the datacenter, not on the device. 


1.Manhattan Research, “How Smart Phones are Changing Healthcare”

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Dell products described are not medical devices and are not certified as Medical Electrical Equipment under UL 60601-1.   For more information, please visit

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