Fujitsu Tablet PCs Provide Point-of-Care Computing for Marshfield Clinic's Chartless Initiative
SUNNYVALE, CA - 10/22/07 - Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced that 2,500 Fujitsu Tablet PCs are now deployed throughout Marshfield Clinic, providing the largest private group medical practice in Wisconsin with chartless, point-of-care computing. LifeBookÂ® T4000 Series convertible Tablet PCs and Fujitsu StylisticÂ® ST5000 Series slate Tablet PCs serve as the hardware foundation of the electronic medical records system that has enabled Marshfield Clinic to improve the safety and timeliness of patient care, as well as increase efficiencies and decrease costs.
Rolled out over three years, Fujitsu Tablet PCs allow mobile caregivers in the Marshfield Clinic system to access electronic medical records including reports and images, perform dictation, and enter orders and prescriptions electronically. According to a clinic analysis, Marshfield Clinic saves $4.50 each time it avoids pulling a paper chart. With nearly two million patient visits each year, the savings are significant. In addition, Fujitsu Tablet PCs eliminate the cost of fixed workstations for every exam room. Marshfield expects to have a completely chartless medical environment by November 2007.
"We knew Marshfield Clinic was on the leading edge of technology when we devised the chartless initiative, and Fujitsu was an outstanding partner throughout the project," said Carl Christensen, chief information officer, Marshfield Clinic. "Durability, high reliability and outstanding support from Fujitsu were key to the resounding success of the chartless project."
Midway through the project, Marshfield Clinic performed a due diligence reevaluation by conducting a six-vendor shootout, evaluating products on 30 criteria. Fujitsu once again came out on top.
"If we didn't have the right hardware vendor, the project would have failed," said Mary Schalow, director of customer service and support for the commercial IT group, Marshfield Clinic. "The Tablet PC was going to be the physician's only device, so we wanted to make sure there was a large viewing area and adequate battery life. Reliability and service were huge factors since lives depend on the patient information. Fujitsu has stood up to that test."
The popular ultra-portable LifeBook T4000 Series convertible Tablet PC with an optical drive offers the comfort and ease of a traditional notebook combined with the versatility of a tablet. The thin and light slate form factor of the 3.5-pound Stylistic Tablet PC provides the freedom to be more productive. The system is weight-balanced so it can be carried comfortably in either portrait or landscape mode.
"Marshfield Clinic provided an exceptional opportunity to showcase how Fujitsu Tablet PCs can fundamentally transform medical facilities into a safer and more efficient environment," said Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems. "Healthcare organizations exploring the benefits of Tablet PCs need only look at the Marshfield Clinic. The reputation earned by Fujitsu for reliable, high-quality notebooks and tablets makes it a clear choice for any organization where notebooks and tablets play a mission-critical role."
About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLEÂ® strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See www.fujitsu.com for further information.