2/13/2003 - Fujitsu PC Corporation (FPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), and Source Medical announced the creation of a highly efficient pen-based outpatient information system to improve patient care and streamline record keeping procedures. The application is a result of a strategic relationship between the two companies to collaborate on application-specific solutions for the healthcare marketplace.
Fujitsu and Source Medical will unveil and showcase the new system using a Fujitsu Stylistic® ST4000 Series Tablet PC to run the Source Medical TherapySource application during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Diego. At the show, Fujitsu will be in Booth #4213 and Source Medical will be in Booth #1107.
The blending of the Source Medical TherapySource application with the mobility and power of the Fujitsu Tablet PC is an ideal solution for healthcare professionals. The system provides professionals with the flexibility and freedom to move throughout a care facility while interacting with patients and electronically documenting treatments.
The Fujitsu/Source Medical collaboration has experienced success in the past when the application was installed on a Fujitsu LifeBook B Series notebook, a pen-based computer. Since 1999, the Fujitsu/Source Medical outpatient data management solution has been implemented into more than 1,200 patient care facilities with approximately 6,000 professionals using the system and making more than 30,000 electronic patient notes daily.
HealthSouth, the nation's largest provider of outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative healthcare services, has integrated the Fujitsu/Source Medical solution into its network of care facilities throughout North America and the world to create a highly effective patient record keeping system. "Computers and the Internet are the future of healthcare, and Source Medical is on the cutting edge of this technology," said Richard M. Scrushy, HealthSouth chairman of the board and chief executive officer. "TherapySource has had a tremendous impact in the way our therapists work with patients, allowing them to focus on high-quality, cost-effective healthcare."
The TherapySource application is a complete, end-to-end information management solution for rehabilitation therapists, featuring an integrated suite of applications working in conjunction to move a patient through the entire outpatient healthcare process, including scheduling, registration, clinical documentation, coding and reporting. This application provides a fast and meticulous method of collecting and communicating patient data with improved accuracy, completeness and timeliness of information.
"Fujitsu is excited about introducing the Stylistic ST4000 Series Tablet PC outfitted with the Source Medical application to the healthcare industry," said Sara Nelson, vice president of marketing, Fujitsu PC Corporation. "The ST4000 Tablet PC offers increased worker productivity by providing users a more natural form of computing. When combined with a robust application such as TherapySource, the Tablet PC becomes an invaluable tool for healthcare workers to perform their daily tasks more efficiently and more accurately."
The Stylistic ST4000 Series Tablet PC is an evolutionary step in mobile computing. Its innovative design offers maximum flexibility, allowing it to adapt to a variety of usage patterns. Unlike traditional PCs, the Stylistic ST4000 Series Tablet PC can be used in places where traditional notebook computers are not practical or widely accepted. Users can carry their Stylistic ST4000 Series Tablet PC like a notepad to enter data, take notes or access information unobtrusively while on their feet or in a meeting. With constant access to critical company data and applications, users can be more productive and capable of delivering immediate and accurate responses. They can also use their Tablet PC as a notebook or desktop computer by either complementing it with a keyboard in the Fujitsu attaché case or placing it on their desk in the optional Stylistic ST4000 Series Tablet Dock.
"Source Medical is a pioneer in healthcare information technology, and our partners must be committed to the same visions of leadership and excellence," said P. Daryl Brown, Source Medical's President and CEO. "Our collaboration with Fujitsu allows our customers to take advantage of the very latest and best hardware and software technologies."
About Source Medical
Source Medical (www.sourcemed.net) is the leading provider of outpatient information solutions, with products installed in over 3,500 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, radiology facilities and physician practices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Guam.
HealthSouth is the nation's largest provider of outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative healthcare services, with approximately 1,800 locations in all 50 states, the United Kingdom, Australia, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia and Canada. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.
About Fujitsu PC Corporation
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Fujitsu PC Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited and the leading provider of ultra-mobile computing solutions. Fujitsu PC Corporation delivers high-performance mobile computing solutions for the North American market, including a wide range of LifeBook® notebooks and Stylistic® tablets. Fujitsu PC Corporation emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality, user comfort and productivity, and outstanding customer service as primary competitive advantages. More information on Fujitsu PC Corporation's complete line of mobile computing solutions is available at www.fujitsupc.com or 1-877-FPC-DIRECT.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/
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