Study Results from C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant Announced

In today’s webcast, Motion Computing and Intel announced the results of their usability study of the C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant Tablet PC. Here’s the press release and a snippet of the announcement.

Intel Corporation and Motion Computing ® today announced the results from several clinician usability studies completed by leading medical centers. The C5 mobile clinical assistant (MCA) is now being used in more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide, and clinicians are reporting a variety of positive results, including increased productivity, improved clinician satisfaction, better adherence to medication administration protocols and decreased latency in recording patient information.

The C5 was developed based on extensive research completed by Intel and Motion, with active participation from thousands of clinicians and leading clinical systems and software providers, to enable nurses, physicians and other clinicians to more effectively do their jobs on the move and provide better care by connecting them with patient information at the bedside. In addition, the unprecedented collaboration among clinician end users, hardware developers and clinical software companies is a concept now proven by C5 implementations to maximize the measurable benefits of information technology in a medical environment.

Some of the industry-leading organizations sharing their initial study results include:

  • Alegent Health in Omaha: 62 percent improvement in clinician satisfaction.
  • Children’s Hospital in Omaha: 15 percent productivity and efficiency increase, enabling clinical pharmacists increase time spent bedside with the rounding care team and patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to 98 percent.
  • Johns Hopkins School of Nursing: 85 percent of nurses rated C5 as important to helping improve nursing practice and increasing efficiency.
  • Medical University of South Carolina: 25 percent improvement in patient vital sign charting accuracy, substantial reduction in charting delays and increased compliance with bar code medication administration guidelines.
  • UCSF Medical Center: 60 percent clinician productivity improvement and 83 percent reduction in manual transcription of patient vitals information.