National Health Service embraces Intel tech

Intel’s move into health care kicked off around four years ago and now it seems it has something of a success on its hands.

The chip giant said today that the Motion C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant is being used through a number of National Health Service (NHS) hospotals in the UK, including the Royal Brompton and Harefield Trust, the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Childrem, and the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust.

The gizmo is made by Motion Computing, with the design developed in conjunction with the NHS and Intel. The device includes an integrated barcode scanner, RFID reader, digital camera and smart card reader. It weighs around 1.3Kg and is sealed to allow simple disinfection.

The three are showing the device off at something called the NHS Innovation Expo which takes place today and tomorrow. Salford Royal NHS Trust claims that the machine has helped hospital workflows and increased staff productivity in the Phlebotomy department by 20 percent.