Microsoft Hopes to Get a Better Market for its Tablet in the Healthcare Segment
With the evolution of tablets in the market and the flexibility of the functioning offered by them, the use of these devices has become widespread in various segments. Similarly, in the healthcare segment, the use of tablets has gained a vast popularity among various physicians to carry over their tasks for which they used desktops or other bulky systems previously. According to a research in Manhattan based on about 3000 physicians, more than 50% of the physicians were found to have adopted the tablet by Apple, iPad.
Tablets by Microsoft
Microsoft entered the tablet with the launch of Surface RT last year, and further advanced its product with the launch of Surface Pro in the first quarter of this year. The new tablet by the company is available with the support of both Windows 7 & 8 and is available in 64GB & 128GB variants along with Wi-Fi connectivity feature. Microsoft claims to provide full window functionality to its tablet devices without reducing the quality of the use and the device is tested to run almost all the software with a good speed and performance.
The Entry of Microsoft’s Surface to Healthcare Segment
Patel, a geek-in-chief of Palmetto health, tried at first with the iPad for use in the healthcare applications but disliked the slow processing of patient’s records and various other missing features. Then, he moved on to the Surface tablet and was impressed by the speed of its processing the records used in the Palmetto. Schmuland, Microsoft’s Health plan conduct in the US stated that with compatibility to both the Windows 7 & 8, the Surface tablet by Microsoft offers a complete facility range to keep digital records of health of patients at a medical institute or hospital. He added that Microsoft is trying to deal with various vendors like Epic, Cerner and others to build health record applications.