Leading hospitals implement Motion C5 in clinician usability studies, collaborating with Motion, Intel and clinical system vendors

February 2007

San Francisco. Motion Computing, a leader in ultramobile computing and wireless communications, today announced its new C5 mobile clinical assistant (MCA) at UCSF Medical Center during a joint conference with Intel. The MCA is a new computing category, created by Intel with support from Motion to enable nurses, physicians and other clinicians to do their jobs on the move.

The Motion C5, the first product in the MCA category, integrates durable design elements with key point-of-care data and image capture technologies to simplify workflows, ease clinician workloads and improve overall quality of care. Designed based on input from thousands of clinicians worldwide, the C5 brings reliable, automated patient data management directly to the point of care. Intel and Motion conducted extensive user level, ethnographic, human factors, time/motion and clinical workflow research. This research resulted in clear requirements for a purpose-built mobile device.

This collaborative effort resulted in development of the Motion C5 – designed with and for clinicians – that is now being implemented in clinician usability studies worldwide. The C5 is the first highly sealed, fully disinfectable computer to integrate into one durable device the relevant technologies important to clinician workflow and productivity. The C5 combines multiple devices into one — including a built-in barcode and RFID reader for patient identification and supply, specimen and medication administration verification; a built-in camera; and a fingerprint reader to improve security and simplify clinician authentication.

“The Motion C5 and Intel’s MCA category are the outcomes of unprecedented research collaboration with clinicians, healthcare departmental leaders and our software development partners,” said Scott Eckert, CEO of Motion. “The C5 is a great example of what we do best – working with clients and end users on product development direction to innovate around the right technologies, features and ergonomic design. But it’s not just about the product; it’s about a greater infrastructure and incorporation of wireless and point-of-care software applications that will make integrating the C5 into a healthcare setting truly outcome-driven and sufficiently ground-breaking in changing the way people deliver and experience healthcare.”

“About 18 months ago, we started with an idea to develop a product that helped nurses spend more time with patients,” said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. “We used a series of early reference designs to get feedback in clinical settings around the world. Motion Computing innovated on top of this reference design to deliver a very compelling solution for nurses.”

Health Systems Worldwide Study and Document C5 Usage and Results

Motion and Intel are working with leading hospitals worldwide that have enrolled in Motion’s Clinician Usability Study Program. This program uses a systematic methodology for identifying workflow requirements and usability risks and, following the introduction of point-of-care technologies, documenting clinician usability experiences and measuring C5-related process improvements. This work is being done in close collaboration with leading clinical information system partners.

Alegent Health

As part of Motion’s Clinician Usability Study Program, nurses working in Alegent Health’s Lakeside Hospital use a combination of technologies from Siemens Medical Solutions and Motion to manage the administration of medications.

“The Motion C5 shows incredible promise for increasing both productivity and efficiency, allowing our clinicians to provide a greater level of care at the patient’s bedside,” said Wayne A. Sensor, CEO of Alegent Health. “We are committed to revolutionizing the quality of our health care through world-class leadership and innovations such as the C5, knowing that this is how we meaningfully enrich the lives of the families and communities we serve.”

Later in 2007, Alegent, Motion and Intel plan to publish a comprehensive study of clinical workflow and business process improvements attributable to this collaborative partnership.

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
UCSF, a leader in medical research and healthcare delivery, announced preliminary results from its usage study of the Motion C5 with GE’s Centricity Enterprise application and GE Dinamap vitals-monitoring devices. The UCSF usage study’s objectives were to assess improvements in clinician productivity by enabling mobile point of care documentation while eliminating duplicate tasks, and increases in nurse satisfaction ratings and time with patients. Preliminary data recorded indicates a substantial improvement in nurse productivity, satisfaction and clinical documentation accuracy with a corresponding reduction in documentation delays and required clinician logons.

“Information management is a vital part of safe and effective health care. UCSF Medical Center’s collaboration with Intel, General Electric and Motion Computing has brought together experts from business and medicine to develop the most innovative products in medical informatics today. We are confident our efforts will help clinicians better serve patients and will advance the art of medicine worldwide,” said Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center.

UCSF clinicians, infection control experts, IT administrators and clinical care leaders have provided Motion with input over the last two years that has been incorporated into the ground-up design of the C5 MCA. UCSF Home Health Care has also implemented Motion tablet PCs running McKesson’s Horizon Homecare software.

“Our clinical staff found the Motion devices easy to use and that it fits smoothly into their workflow in patients’ homes” said Joan Spicer, PhD, RN, MBA, Director of UCSF Home Health Care. “McKesson's efforts to optimize their software for this platform in concert with the Motion hardware design have resulted in a solution that is readily adopted by home care clinicians.”

U.K. National Health Service
Working together with Intel and iSOFT, a leading software firm with 8,000 healthcare clients in 27 countries, the NHS has been conducting clinician usability and field trials with Motion’s C5 and will be announcing the results of that study with Intel and Motion in London on Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

In addition to Alegent, UCSF and NHS, nearly forty (40) leading health enterprises have enrolled to participate in the Motion Clinician Usability Study Program. Some examples of these include: The Chester County Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Omaha, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Meriter Health Services, Springfield Clinic, St. Elizabeth’s Health Care, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Susquehanna Health and the U.S. Department of Defense Military Health System.

“Often in the past, the clinician adoption rate and economic benefit assumptions used to justify clinical information technology purchases have not been realized. To reduce human error and latency while improving the data integrity required for quality decision-making in clinical settings, clinicians must access real-time patient information at the point of care. Motion’s C5 MCA is a purpose-built tool for clinicians, uniquely designed with support from leading clinical software application partners using an approach that offers clinicians a real opportunity to create breakthrough improvements in clinical processes, patient service levels and efficiency – bringing actual practice closer to the promise of point-of-care documentation,” said Joel French, vice president of Motion Computing and general manager of its Healthcare Business Group.

Leading Clinical Information System Providers Drive Innovation
Motion Computing has long partnered with leading software and hardware vendors focused on developing products to serve the needs of clinicians in inpatient hospitals, home health care and outpatient clinical environments. Motion’s partnership with Intel is designed to equip and support leading clinical information system vendors in adapting their applications to the functionality and technologies of the C5. EMR implementations have been only moderately successful in the past because independent vendors of hardware, software and infrastructure did not collaborate early enough. Healthcare organizations and clinician users were then left to integrate isolated point technologies within their workflow and facility constraints.

In close collaboration with many of the world’s leading clinical system developers, Motion and Intel are enabling partners to take advantage of the Motion C5 MCA. Some of the companies that have demonstrated significant thought and technology leadership by enabling their applications and their diagnostic devices to exploit its unique features on behalf of their clients and clinician users include: Allscripts, Cardinal Health, Cerner Corporation, Epic Systems Corporation, Eclipsys Corporation, GE Healthcare, iSOFT, McKesson, NEXUS, Siemens Medical Systems Corporation and Welch Allyn. According to HIMSS Analytics, these leading solution providers account for approximately seventy (70) percent of the clinical information system installations used by hospitals in the United States.

Many of these leading organizations will be showcasing and demonstrating their solutions on the Motion C5 at the 2007 Healthcare Information Management and System Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference February 25-29, 2007, in New Orleans.

Cleaning and Disinfecting
Motion included in its C5 design input from several of the foremost epidemiology experts to create an industrial design with smooth surfaces and an absence of ports and recesses that might otherwise become reservoirs for pathogens.

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