US Army testing EMR mobile apps; 'military grade' rugged tablet

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The US Army’s Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) is testing specific EMR apps for use on the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, HTC EVO, and Samsung Epic. As of now, these apps work on the Apple iOS and the Droid OS using the devices’ stretch, tap, and swipe functionality, but the LTC project manager has cautioned that these are early days. Other upgrades to MC4 EMR systems include capturing and reporting head trauma and mild traumatic brain injury (TBI); a major medical supply application; the TRAC2ES tracking application for wounded soldiers in transit and another that tracks equipment accompanying the wounded soldier. Federal Telemedicine News. Moving to TabletWorld, GammaTech, which specializes in ruggedized computers for the government, military and healthcare markets, introduced its first ‘fully rugged’ 10.4″ tablet specifically for healthcare. It features Intel Health Mobile Clinical Assistant Solutions reference architecture, supports WiFi and Bluetooth, and can run on Windows 7 Professional Vista Business or Windows XP. Release.