TABLETPC WISH LIST
Below is my wish list that I have kept for years. The smile indicates that the EliteBook has this feature.
Light weight, less than 3 pounds
J Auto orientation from portrait to landscape contingent on positioning
J Auto illumination contingent on ambient light
Scroll wheel for easy reading and viewing of charts
J Camera/webcam with fast and easily deployable software
J Fingerprint biometric reader
Signature capture for patient
Battery that truly lasts all day with wifi on full, and charting patients over a network connection. Extra J Charging apparatus separate from TPC that can charge a second and possibly third battery. All TPCs needs two batteries to go thru the day)
? Hot Swappable battery, no shutoff to swap batteries.
J Screen easy to see under fluorescent lights, found in hospitals and offices
J Dual array microphones for dictation
Cheap plastic or wire stand that can be used in every treatment room that in essence acts as a holder when doc temporarily puts the TPC down. Could even fasten to wall, but bottom line is no one continually is holding the TPC
J Dual Touch and Digital Screen
Convertible hybrid is nice when can attach keyboard ie HP. Convertibles add unnecessary weight for many users
J Fan Noise-lose it, it interferers with Voice Dictation
J SD Card for fast performance at least compared to HD spinning at 4200.
J GPS: ability to program a "Theft Radius." so that when out of the designated area, the computer gives high pitch scream or sound indicating theft.
Bar code reader for drugs
Hand Writing: The HW in Windows 7 really works. It just does. Personally, I use a third part hand writing program called ritePad http://ritescript.com/Products/ritePenVideos.aspx, because it allows the user to write anywhere on the screen without the obtrusive Tablet Input Panel. Also, ritePen has macros that can speed documentation of Orders, Prescriptions or whatever text you use often and want to template. For me, the ability to use a date and time macro by circling the letters, "dat," is tremendously helpful when charting! rP works well with the touch screen as well. With rP, I can use my stylus or finger to actually handwrite! I literally can use my EMR with only my finger, thanks to multi-touch technology and rP! The rP toolbar, conveniently enlarges when in the touch mode and shrinks when not using touch.
"The new version 4 of rP blends pen and multi-touch functionality by allowing finger writing on multi-touch screens and use of multi-touch gestures for controlling ritePen UI on Windows 7 multi-touch systems.
Addendum: October 2010. I found a hack that enables me use 9.5 Medical with 64 bit Win7. Works great with no problems.
Read more here: www.MedicalTabletPC.com