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Semi-Rugged Notebooks Protect Military Medical Data

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 02 Feb 2017
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Image: The Getac S410 semi-rugged notebook for operational conditions (Photo courtesy of Getac).
Image: The Getac S410 semi-rugged notebook for operational conditions (Photo courtesy of Getac).
Tough notebook computers will be used to help digitally capture medical treatment data in operational environments, enhance continuity of care, and enable a comprehensive lifelong electronic health record (EHRR) for service members.

The Getac S410 semi-rugged notebook is powered by 6th generation Intel processor technology, with an optional Nvidia GeForce GTX Discrete GPU for highly demanding tasks and environments. The S410 supports enhanced touch functionality, including under Touch/Rain, Glove, or Pen mode, with an optional digitizer. The main battery is designed for long-lasting full-shift operation, with a hot-swappable second battery available for uninterrupted operation. Multiple security measures include capacitive touch fingerprint reading technology and contactless smartcard readers.

The U.S. Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care Product Management Office (PMO) has placed an order for 3,750 Getac S410 semi-rugged notebooks, following a previous order for 7,000 S400 semi-rugged notebooks in 2014. The semi-rugged notebooks will be used to access, digitally record, and transfer critical medical data from the foxhole to medical treatment facilities for deployed U.S. Army service members around the world.

“MC4’s responsibility for creating, maintaining, and updating service members’ medical records throughout their military careers and beyond is a true representation of the phrase ‘mission critical,’” said Scott Shainman, president of Getac. “We are both pleased and honored to provide MC4 with the technology needed to accomplish their goals as well as continue to be a trusted advisor. The S410 semi-rugged notebook was customized and configured to meet all their specific needs.”

MC4 contains medical software packages from multiple sources fielded to operational medical forces worldwide. Deployable medical forces use the MC4 system to gain quick, accurate access to patient histories and forward casualty resuscitation information. The system also provides automated tools facilitating patient and item tracking, blood management, medical reporting, and medical logistical support.

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