Panasonic Toughbook Helps Sydney Hospital Tap Into Digital Healthcare

A recent study out of Sydney, Australia shows how doctors at Sydney Adventist Hospital are embracing  digital healthcare technology with the help of the Panasonic Toughbook. The hospital has recently begun using the Toughbook CF-C1 to move towards its goals of a paperless environment and to minimize the risk of human error.

With the Panasonic Toughbook, Sydney Adventist doctors can now access patient medical information on the go anywhere they need it – at patients’ bedsides, diagnostic areas or doctors’ offices. The Toughbook CF-C1 is rugged enough to withstand the drops, spills and knocks they are subjected to in a hospital environment.

Toughbook-hospitalChris Williams, CIO, Sydney Adventist Hospital, explained that the benefits of being able to record information electronically using the Toughbooks were already being experienced at the hospital.

“Access to electronic patient information on the Toughbook CF-C1s means that clinicians can now see the important information they need, wherever they may be in the hospital. Doctors can review information before they see the patient; they can apply clinical decisions, monitor vital signs and alert staff to unexpected results, and all this can be done in their offices, the corridor or diagnostic areas where previously they would have had to have been at the bedside. This presents an impressive improvement for both care of the patient, and efficiency and convenience for the medical staff.”

Sydney Adventist is also employing a range of other technology to support their drive to the digital age, including Panasonic CF-H1 Mobile Clinical Assistants used by pharmacists, and they are also currently considering the use of more Panasonic Toughbooks in their hydrotherapy pool area.

“In our opinion, any technology that positively assists clinical physicians is definitely worth investing in, as it supports better care for everyone,” said Williams.

You can read the full case study at Panasonic Australia.