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.