Medical Applications for Tablet PC

    October 7, 2004

Motion Computing’s second version of Motion Medical Pak, a suite of applications designed to increase healthcare productivity and take advantage of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 has been announced.

The new Medical Pak augments the operating system’s dictionary with more than 212,000 words, enabling fast, accurate recognition of healthcare industry-specific words handwritten directly within the Tablet Input Panel (TIP).

Medical Pak also includes applications from industry leaders Gold Standard Multimedia, Elsevier and Standard Register, and is designed for Microsoft Office 2003 and Motion’s award-winning tablet PCs. These personal productivity applications complement the growing number of healthcare-specific software programs developed by Motion’s independent software vendor partners and value-added resellers.

“The newest version of Motion’s Medical Pak offers the potential for increased productivity at the point care, by enabling healthcare providers to quickly navigate applications using the tablet’s intuitive pen-based functionality,” said Bill Keay, enterprise mobility specialist for Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences. “With improved handwriting recognition and familiar, easy-to-use technology from Microsoft, this offering will drive efficiencies within the healthcare community and ultimately improve the quality of patient care.”

“Using the new input panel on my Motion tablet is easy, fast and gives me the ability to use the pen in many applications,” said Brian McCardel, MD, chief of orthopedics and board member, Sparrow Health System. “With the combination of the new word list and the enhancements in the TIP included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, my handwriting recognition has greatly improved. I can quickly do my clinical data entry without a keyboard.”

Developed in conjunction with Microsoft’s Healthcare and Life Sciences group, Medical Pak is ideal for doctors, nurses, technicians and other healthcare practitioners who frequently reference medical and pharmacological information and complete healthcare forms. In addition to the enhanced TIP, the Motion Medical Pak includes:

— Gold Standard Multimedia Clinical Pharmacology OfficePak: Developed to work with Microsoft Office 2003, Clinical Pharmacology OfficePak arms caregivers with up-to-date, clinically relevant information on all U.S. prescription drugs, as well as herbal supplements, nutritional products, over-the-counter products, new drugs and investigational drugs.

— Elsevier Dorland Medical Dictionary and Spell Checker: The 30th Edition of Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary contains more than 125,000 medical definitions, covering the language integral to contemporary medicine. Elsevier Dorland’s spell checker adds more than 212,000 words to the Microsoft Office spell checker.

— Standard Register’s physician office forms: Standard Register’s physician office form templates, provided in Microsoft Windows Journal and Word, streamline daily office operations, allowing clinicians to spend more time delivering patient care.

“The healthcare industry is a primary and growing market for ultramobile computing, and the Motion Medical Pak is another tool that Motion Computing has delivered to meet the increasing needs of our customers and resellers,” said Steve Pittman, Motion’s VP of business development. “The creation of an extended medical dictionary for the TIP tool demonstrates Motion’s commitment to enhancing the utility of tablet PC applications for healthcare customers and partners.”

Available now as an add-on with the purchase of a new Motion M1400 Tablet PC or for previously purchased Motion tablets, the Medical Pak is priced at $99.99.

Motion Medical Pak requires Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, available with the Service Pack 2 update. For more information about the Motion Medical Pak, visit

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