The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's (HIMSS) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando is an opportunity for Microsoft to have conversations with health care professionals about the growing need for instant and secure mobile access to patient health records. Surface tablets have stood out for their ability to deliver that access and help provide better care to patients as a fully functional, clinical-grade device. 

As the Surface Blog reports, Surface along with Windows 8 apps and accessories from Microsoft’s partners have been adopted by new health care industry customers including Seattle Children’s Hospital, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), Aegis Living and Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).

For instance, NMCRS provides a Windows 8 app on Surface to help visiting nurses give better home health patient care to new mothers associated with the Navy Marine Corps. Aegis Living has equipped its staff with Surface tablets to help them with resident care and medication administration. Surface manages their medication distribution, eliminating paper-based medication records and manual prescription auditing – which has saved Aegis 11,000 hours per year in time spent by staff on the audit.

In addition to the new customers announced at HIMSS, Surface continues to grow in usefulness with existing customers. HIMSS also spotlights accessories for Surface designed specifically for the health care Industry, such as medical carts.

Check out the Surface Blog to find out more about how Microsoft’s partners are using the Surface to improve efficiency and patient care.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff