Dell Launches Mobile Clinical Computing in Europe at MEDICA 2009

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to represent Dell at this year’s MEDICA Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. MEDICA is the world’s largest trade fair for international experts from the medical industry to catch up with innovations, medical products and industry trends from all over the world. It was overwhelming to walk in and see the endless rows of exhibitors bringing something new to the healthcare industry.

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Following on from the healthcare announcements made earlier this year at the HIMSS conference in Chicago, Dell announced the availability of its Mobile Clinical Computing solution in Europe. Mobile Clinical Computing addresses the challenges hospitals face when balancing the need to make patient information available to medical staff at the point of care while securing information in the data centre to comply with patient data confidentiality regulations across the region.

This year has been great for Dell in the Healthcare industry as we been able to take the feedback from our customers and put it to work by creating solutions that will simplify IT for the people that use it the most – the clinicians and nurses on the ground taking care of patients.

It was great to see the reaction from visitors to Dell’s stand suite of interactive demos.  Customers and the press were impressed by the way we have designed the solution around the requirement of a clinician and the way their ‘digital identity’ needs to move around a hospital, following the clinical work-flow, rather than the standard device-based approach. This also answered a lot of people’s concerns regarding data security and privacy issues.

I also had the opportunity to sit down with Stephen Chilton, Director of IT at the University Hospitals Birmingham, UK, one of our pioneer customers of the solution in Europe. "Dell understands the problems and the needs of the customer,” explains Mr. Chilton “We speak to many vendors, but Dell does listen. It’s not only about the supply of devices, but it’s the relationship. The quintessence is the support of the consultants."  The vlog below has quite a lot of ambient sound from the event, but you can still hear the interview.

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