How to choose the correct mobile computer for your healthcare business

Mobile computers are fantastic for speeding up processes in a healthcare business. However, with the range of options out there, you need to think carefully when selecting which devices to buy; so we have come up with some tips to help you.


Firstly, consider what functions your mobile computer needs to have. That could be data collection, administering medicine, or specimen collection, for example. Some devices have wireless connectivity so that you can quickly access information stored elsewhere, such as patient records. This can considerably speed up care and duties.

The Motorola MC55A0-HC can use applications via its wireless function. It could allow healthcare specialists to quickly access patient records, administer the right dosage of medication, monitor their vital signs and view their test results. Devices like the Honeywell Dolphin 7800hc and the Dolphin 9700 Enterprise Digital Assistant have computing and data collection capabilities that are appropriate for point-of-care applications.

Aside from using them at the point-of-care, consider other useful functions that mobile computers could have. For example, those in charge of ordering supplies can also benefit from these devices; the Honeywell Dolphin 9700 Enterprise Digital Assistant can support applications such as parcel delivery and the MC554A0-HC can also be used to place orders at labs and pharmacies.


Think about how practical the device is in the workplace; if it comes into contact with a patient with a contagious condition, how easy is it to disinfect the device? Or how resilient is it to bumps and being dropped on the floor? This can easily happen in a busy practise. Devices such as the Motorola MC55A0-HC and the Honeywell Dolphin 7800hc are designed to handle such impacts and to be disinfected with harsh chemicals if required.


Before making any final purchase, find out if the hardware is compatible with the software your healthcare business uses. Otherwise you’ll either have to buy new software or return the devices.

If you want to find out more about mobile computer hardware available for healthcare, contact our team for an expert opinion on the devices that could benefit your business.