Intel and ComMedica promote handhelds

November 21, 2001

ComMedica in London is collaborating with Intel to create a means by which handheld products could bring healthcare data to the bedside and the operating room. The collaboration is based on ComMedica’s patient library information system (PiRiLiS)

ComMedica in London is collaborating with Intel to create a means by which handheld products could bring healthcare data to the bedside and the operating room. The collaboration is based on ComMedica’s patient library information system (PiRiLiS) and Intel’s wireless LAN solutions for handhelds. The first step is to support the transfer of medical data on PiRiLiS to laptops, tablets, or PDAs such as Compaq iPaq, Fujitsu Tablets, and Palm M500/505. Radiological data might eventually be transmitted over the network, which can be extended through the Web to locations outside the institution. ComMedical claims its PiRiLiS technology can support the transfer of radiographs, ECGs, and other graphical and text data even from legacy hospital computer equipment.