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Salvation Army Aged Care Enlists Panasonic Toughbook Tablet PCs and MCAs for Enhanced Resident Care

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The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus has deployed 16 Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 convertible tablet PCs and 13 Toughbook CF-H1 Mark II Mobile Clinical Assistants (MCA) across two facilities.  

Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 and CF-H1, available from Panasonic Australia  bring innovative design, exceptional performance, durability and mobility to busy care personnel at the facilities.  

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus delivers care to the community through a wide network of services including independent living units, low and high care facilities as well as community care packages at over 17 sites across New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.  

Mr Mahfuz Matin, IT Systems Manager for The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus launched a trial of the Panasonic Toughbook C1 and H1 devices at one NSW facility and one Queensland facility before moving forward with the procurement of both Toughbook models after receiving positive feedback from staff.  

Mr Matin said that the devices were a necessary addition to their extensive and ongoing modernisation program for purpose-designed facilities.  

The Toughbook tablet PCs and Mobile Clinical Assistants helped the staff transition from standard laptops and desktops as well as various manual processes used in information management.   

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus aims to help their care personnel better manage clinical and care documentation with the devices.  

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus has also deployed iCare’s Clinical and Medication Management software to further reduce medication errors and simplify the process of medication review and audit.

Based on the initial success of the rollout, Mr Matin plans to deploy more Panasonic Toughbook H1 and C1 devices across all facilities.  

According to Mark Wallis, Group Manager, Toughbook, Panasonic Australia, both the C1 and H1 meet the demands of mobile health organisations such as The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus.  

He adds that rugged computing technologies are relevant not only to heavy industry but also to organisations employing increasingly mobile staff.   

Key features of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 convertible tablet PCs: 

  • Rugged and extremely mobile design
  • Lightweight device with 12.1-inch LCD, weighing just 1.47kg
  • Option of convenient twin hot swappable batteries
  • Versatile keyboard and multi-touch screen for finger and electronic stylus are suitable for clinical documentation and medication management
  • Excellent desktop-class performance in a lightweight, convertible tablet

Key features of Panasonic Toughbook CF-H1 Mobile Clinical Assistants (MCA) 

  • Lightweight and durable features help improve medication management
  • Specifically designed to enhance resident care and reduce medical errors
  • Unique fanless tablet design and no open ports
  • Rugged functionality and touch screen make it an ideal healthcare solution for challenging conditions
  • Can be easily and safely sanitised with hospital-grade disinfectant, reducing the spread of infection
  • Ergonomically designed for extended use by medical staff
  • Increased RAM, impressive battery life and dual hot swappable batteries enable continuous workflow and access to critical information

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