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Learn new strategies on how to avoid common mistakes associated with implementing electronic medical record (EMR) systems. See how Toughbook H1 accessories can enhance productivity and ROI. Discover how Toughbook® computers are being used in Haitian relief efforts and how Toughbook mobile devices have inspired one man to sing. Come by our booth at HIMSS 2010 for a new product unveiling and giveaway.


Toughbloggers

Greg Davidson "It's all about the system…"
by Greg Davidson,
Senior Business Development Manager for Healthcare


All too often, healthcare organizations view electronic medical record (EMR) implementation as a series of linear steps: choose a software package, reflect on networking, then consider hardware for end users and maybe look into training after deployment. More often than not, those organizations are disappointed in the results of their investment.

When you buy a car, you don't buy the engine, tires, airbags and seats separately – you buy a solution designed to work together as a whole. We all know that an EMR roll-out is more complicated than a car. So, why treat such a complex process as a series of separate investment decisions?

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Accessories

Toughbook H1 Toughbook H1: Improving on the Improved.
As the world’s first fully-rugged mobile clinical assistant (MCA), the Panasonic Toughbook H1 has transformed healthcare technology. But did you know that the Toughbook H1 is supported by a number of accessories specifically designed for this product to boost its already-proven versatility and functionality? These Toughbook H1 accessories enable healthcare professionals to operate with confidence from the desktop to the bedside and beyond.

To learn more about Toughbook H1 accessories view the PDF.


Mission Critical

Toughbook Healthcare Toughbook® Helps Medical Relief Efforts in Haiti
Within 48 hours of last week’s earthquake in Haiti, two 747s arrived in Port-au-Prince from Israel bringing a model medical disaster response solution. On the grounds of an abandoned steel factory, a temporary field hospital – equipped with electronic medical records, digital radiology, an operating room, ICU and neonatal intensive care – was set up to assist victims of the quake. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams said that the Israeli medical team was using the best field medicine available. The report shows the Panasonic Toughbook H1 being used as part of Israels' disaster response solution.

Watch the video


Toughbook TV

The Toughbook single
Sometimes things can move us to laugh, cry or even speak our minds. But rarely does a mobile computer inspire us to sing.

That’s not the case for San Francisco Bay Area entertainer Llesta T, who freestyles about his love for Toughbook. What’s his motivation? Maybe it is the daylight viewable touchscreen, the mobile broadband ready design, or the MIL-STD-810G certification. Whatever the case, this charming video had us at “tough.”

Watch it here

In the News

HIMSS Conference HIMSS 2010
Visit Panasonic at booth #2633 at the 2010 HIMSS Show in Atlanta Georgia on March 1, 2010 where we will unveil a revolutionary new Toughbook device. Not only will booth visitors get a chance to see the device for the first time but they can even enter for a chance to win the new Toughbook offering.

Panasonic will also feature its full line of healthcare solutions such as the Toughbook H1 and Toughbook T8.

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Healthcare Symposium

The Panasonic-hosted Healthcare Symposium is back: September 19-21 Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas. Look for more information in the next issue of Trusted Tough Talk.


In the News

25 Products That Might Change The World
BusinessWeek

The Best Products of 2009
ChannelWeb

Guest Article: Tips to help prepare for EMRs, even before you choose your software The Healthcare IT Guy

10 Healthcare IT Trends To Watch In 2010
Healthcare Technology Online


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