HP Inc. has officially launched new print solutions for the healthcare industry. Based on customer insights and co-developed with healthcare providers, associations and partners, HP has designed unique Healthcare Edition products, solutions and services.
“As our healthcare systems continue to battle the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and brace for a second wave colliding with the flu this fall, the issues of patient safety and clinician burnout have intensified,” said Daniel Colling, RN, Global Head Healthcare Industry Solutions & Practice, HP Inc. “With this new portfolio we are reinventing healthcare technology to put the doctor, clinician and patient needs before anything else.”
HP’s new Healthcare Edition MFP keyboards and touch-enabled control panels are designed to be disinfected regularly, withstanding up to 10,000X industry-standard germicidal wipes, helping to reduce the risk of health-care associated infection and viral pathogen transmission. HP has further enhanced the disinfection capabilities of high-touch areas of the printer with removable covers that can be sterilized daily in an autoclave up to 134 ºC. HP is also collaborating with Clorox Healthcare to offer a guide detailing infection prevention best practices and other educational tools.
HP’s exclusive global Managed Print Services program with Zebra provides the HP Advance mobile app on Zebra’s point of care TC52-HC hand-held touch computer to enable care providers to minimize contact with common points of infection transmission. Providers can walk-up to any HP Healthcare Edition MFP, authenticate with the TC52-HC mobile computer and release critical patient documents without having to touch the device.
Patient and clinical worker mobile and IoT devices add to a very congested radio spectrum that can interfere via electromagnetic interference (EMI) with life-saving medical devices. The new HP Health Solutions portfolio of IoT hand-held devices and IoT print devices are EN/IEC 60601-1-2 certified for EMI safety. 8 The EN/IEC 60601-1-2 certification ensures these devices can be used within the patient sphere and shared patient areas without risk of electromagnetic interference to sensitive patients and surrounding medical equipment.
Patient identification errors are common and can lead to serious reportable events that harm not only the patient’s health, but also the clinical standing of the healthcare facility where such an error occurred. 9 HP and Zebra solutions empower clinicians to better manage positive patient identification through integrated color patient ID wristbands, trackable specimen labels on-demand via Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) location services and point of care identification solutions for patients.
HP Healthcare Edition MFPs include the HP Workpath Biscom for Healthcare app fully integrated with EPIC and Cerner 10 . This enables the entire clinical team to digitally transmit and receive patient information and high-resolution imaging like MRIs or directly input data into the electronic medical record (EMR) system right from an app on the printer. As a result, care providers can make timely critical decisions to improve the experience of patients and the entire care team and give back face time with their patients.
As the implementation of technology advances, so too are the security threats against healthcare systems. To help healthcare organizations defend against emerging threats, HP provides the world’s most secure PCs 12 and printing solutions 13 to protect patient privacy and security. The new Healthcare portfolio also offers Basic Print Cloud Services delivered through a service, HP Print Security Advisory Services and HP Security Manager that provides patient data protection to all HP and Zebra devices.
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