The Right Healthcare Device Does More

The Right Healthcare Device Does More

The Right Healthcare Device Does More

Executive Summary

Healthcare organizations sometimes turn to zero clients—lightweight computers intended for use with server-based applications over the network—as a solution that can serve the front office, the exam room, and the back office equally well. Our analysts at Prowess Consulting tested a zero client against full-powered clients. Results show that zero clients are not always the ...best devices for healthcare tasks.

In fact, devices powered by the Intel® Core™ M processor family and the Intel® Core™ i7 processor family bested the zero client in our test environment when performing tasks that healthcare workers do every day.

• In the exam room, devices like the HP* Elite x2 1012 G1 mobile powerhouse enable medical staff to use powerful time-saving technologies not supported on zero clients, such as Dragon* Medical Practice Edition dictation software.
• In the lab or radiology department, Intel® processor–powered devices render images correctly and with less risk of distortion.
• In the office, business users can do their jobs faster with the HP EliteBook* 850 G3 than with a zero client.

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