Earlier this year, Microsoft released a new version of their famous Surface devices, the Surface 3. The new laplet is jam packed with features and functionality including:
Home Health Wound Care Nurse
One particular healthcare use-case that could see the full potential of the Microsoft Surface 3 might be a Home Health Wound Care nurse or nurse practitioner (NP).
This nurse would benefit from the portability and LTE capabilities, by using it to navigate to her patient's house (GPS/Maps), access the EHR remotely (LTE), and carry it to and from her car (light weight). Part of wound care is taking pictures (Surface 3 rear facing camera) of wounds at each appointment to track healing over time, and importing these pictures in the EHR. These pictures also should be annotated (Surface Pen) by drawing lines around the parameter to measure changes.
It's also possible that the Wound Care Nurse would want to consult with a Dermatology Physician or NP, and she could use the front-facing camera for telemedicine consultation. What if the patient spoke a different language? The nurse could use the Surface to connect with a remote translator. Finally, the Surface 3 would need to be cleaned after each home visit (sanitizable).
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What do you all think? How could the Surface 3 be used on your units to improve patient care? As always comment below or feel free to message me.