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Panasonic's latest award and IP certification confirm what healthcare professionals already know: The fully-rugged Toughbook® H1 mobile clinical assistant (MCA) is designed for the most demanding healthcare applications. For those who want to stay abreast of mobile and wireless technologies, be sure to read how is disseminating helpful information that can give you the mobile computing edge. Get the most out of your MCA with our extensive FAQ resource guide and new videos that illustrate the key features of the .

Toughbloggers LogoHow mobile are you? According to a recent IDC Worldwide Mobile Worker Population Forecast, almost 75 percent of the U.S. workforce will be mobile (performing at least part of their jobs outside the traditional office space) by the end of 2011. This shift will require a greater understanding of mobile computing and wireless technologies. To help you stay up to date on the latest technology developments, has been created with insight from Panasonic team experts and partners. Take advantage of this free education tool, and improve your confidence with new mobile computing solutions and wireless technologies.

Featured Product Toughbook H1

Panasonic Toughbook H1

With its shock-mounted hard drive, IP65 certification* and fully-sealed design, the Toughbook H1 is the first fully-rugged mobile clinical assistant (MCA) in the healthcare industry. This award-winning portable computer has redefined performance and functionality with features such as hot-swappable twin batteries, a daylight-readable screen and integrated Gobi™ Global Mobile Internet technology, all housed in a sealed, easy-to-sanitize package. Optional integrated bar code scanner and camera also enhance the device's functionality.

The Toughbook H1 allows doctors and nurses to access patient records at the point of care and document a patient's condition in real time—improving workflow and easing clinical loads. The unique design and integrated features of the Toughbook H1 help healthcare organizations streamline operations, maximize efficiency and improve productivity.

Learn more about the Toughbook H1 and how it can improve and streamline your healthcare operations

*Tested by national independent third party lab following IEC 60529 Sections 13.4, 13.6.2, 14.2.5 and 14.3

the award-winning toughbook H1 computer

JEMS Hot Products 2009 At the 2009 EMS Today Conference and Exhibition, the Toughbook H1 was selected as a JEMS Hot Product of 2009. A group of seasoned EMS providers judged more than 70 products based on a combination of functionality, innovation and potential for saving lives. In the end, the H1 was chosen because it was seen as a remarkable improvement to patient care and provider performance.


What is IP65?

With its new IP65 rating, the Toughbook H1 has been certified* to withstand the rigors of the healthcare environment.

IP65 Logo Ingress Protection (IP) codes quantify a computer device's level of resistance to water, particulates and solid objects, as certified by independent lab testing. The numbers following the letters "IP" represent the specific degree of protection provided by the device.

The first digit indicates the level of protection against dust. In independent laboratory tests, the Panasonic Toughbook H1 received the highest rating for protection against these elements: 6 out of 6 (engineering). The second digit indicates the level of protection against water ingress. The Toughbook H1 received a rating of 5, putting it at the head of the MCA class. In the healthcare industry, the Toughbook H1 is the first and only mobile clinical assistant to achieve an IP65 rating.

Healthcare professionals can be confident that the fully-sealed design of the Toughbook H1 will withstand exposure to liquids, dust and cleaning solutions, making it resilient to external threats. This also allows the device to be easily sanitized an essential feature in a patient care environment.

The results are in: Panasonic Toughbook H1 is proven rugged.

Learn more about IP65

*Tested by national independent third party lab following IEC 60529 Sections 13.4, 13.6.2, 14.2.5 and 14.3


Toughbook Hosted Free Webinar:
Is the Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) Platform Right For Me?
When: Thursday, July 16th @ 3pm EST

Get thestraight talk on the pros, cons and alternatives of the MCA mobile computing platform for healtchare professionals. Attend the webinar for a chance to win an iPod touch.

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Toughbook H1 Features Videos Toughbook H1 feature videos
Learn more about the Toughbook H1 with a series of videos that walk you through the features of the device.

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Toughbook H1 FAQs
Have questions about our MCA device? Check out our comprehensive FAQ resource on the Toughbook H1.

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tough testimonial

"We had been using Fujitsu model 2630s and 3010D's that were failing daily. We evaluated a lot of options and made the decision to go with Toughbook notebooks to achieve the reliability we required to give our clinicians the best tools to do their jobs. Our analysis concluded quite clearly that the embedded Verizon wireless modules would give us the ability to have a positive financial impact as well. If we add just one extra visit per week the solution will pay for itself."

David Brocht, IS Specialist,
Frederick Memorial Hospital


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