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Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 Slate PC

Combines the convenience and accuracy of both touch and pen computing without compromising on security or battery life

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 – Fujitsu today announces the STYLISTIC® Q550 slate PC, a professional-oriented product designed to help mobile field workers maximize their productivity. Featuring a bright 10.1-inch-wide viewing angle display, Microsoft Windows® 7 operating system, removable quick-swap battery, and rock-solid security features like Smart Card and Trusted Platform Module (TPM), this slate PC enables mobile workers to get work done wherever they are. Unveiled at a media briefing in Tokyo today, the STYLISTIC Q550 will be launched at CeBIT 2011, which takes place in Hanover, Germany, from March 1-5.

Building on the Fujitsu 20-year heritage of designing and engineering tablet PCs for professional and business users, the Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 slate PC incorporates security from the ground up, so that it meets the most stringent IT security requirements of governments and businesses. The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 is developed to meet enterprise mobile computing demands and integrate seamlessly into existing IT infrastructures.

As enterprises struggle to keep consumer smartphones and tablets off their corporate networks to avoid security breaches, Fujitsu is taking an alternative approach with the introduction of a companion device designed for maximum interoperability with business environments. Seamless integration is provided thanks to the use of the Windows 7 operating system. Additional licensing and rollout costs are capped since the slate PC uses the same software already deployed in enterprise infrastructures.

The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 eases the mobile privacy concerns of even the most cautious CIOs. It incorporates a suite of security features including Fingerprint Sensor, integrated SmartCard reader slot, full disk encryption, and optional embedded Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to protect against unauthorized access to the user’s personal and business data.

Usability features also help set the Fujitsu slate PC apart from other mobile devices. The STYLISTIC Q550 is distinguished by elements such as a quick-swap battery for all-day computing and an exceptionally bright 10.1-inch LED backlit IPS display with wide-viewing angles – great for collaboration and for viewing in all types of working environments, including outdoors. Seamless connectivity comes through the inclusion of WLAN, Bluetooth and optional mobile broadband 3G (UMTS/EVDO), delivering uncompromised on-your-feet computing.

Along with excellent ergonomics, Fujitsu makes mobile data entry easier by combining multitouch interaction with precise and pressure-sensitive pen input. The STYLISTIC Q550 equips the workforce with the tools required to efficiently complete mission-critical tasks. Its combination of pen and multitouch raises computing interaction to greater levels of convenience and productivity.

The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 will be available in Spring 2011 through the Fujitsu website.

Michael Thompson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nuance Mobile:

“The new Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 slate enables users to get the most out of their tablet experience by integrating Nuance’s T9 Trace and XT9 technologies for faster, easier text input on the virtual keypad. When business users see how quickly and accurately they can write emails or documents, send messages, and communicate with our combination of continuous touch and predictive text, they’ll just as quickly understand how a tablet like the slate changes the dynamic of business productivity.”

John Richardson, IT Director, St. Joseph’s Academy:

“Fujitsu is a terrific partner, providing quality technology to help our educators prepare students for future success. Fujitsu mobile products were chosen because they are reliable, fast, and keep up with the school’s many demands. The new Fujitsu slate promises to build on this; we can’t wait to try out their latest and greatest.”

Kevin Wrenn, Senior Vice President, PC Business, Fujitsu America:

“The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 slate is specifically designed with the business user in mind. The security and compatibility features that our education, healthcare, and other enterprise customers desire are all in the Windows environment that they already know. With over 20 years’ experience in building mobile computers for corporate use, Fujitsu has the experience to produce a slate that busy business professionals will love to use.”

 

 

 

March 7, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Speeds Time to Answers Necessary to Reduce Costs and Increase Quality of Care

Leading pediatric care provider reduces reporting time by 65% and eliminates 12-day waiting period for research-related queries

Radnor, Penn – February 22, 2011 – QlikTech (NASDAQ:QLIK), a leader in Business DiscoveryTM – user-driven Business Intelligence, today announced that Children’s Hospital of Atlanta (CHOA), one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the U.S., is successfully using QlikView to empower users with intuitive operations, finance and research analysis.  With QlikView, 500 users can now leverage the invaluable data that was locked in dozens of different data sources and static reports and CHOA has reduced report generation time by approximately 65%.

As is often the case at many large organizations, years of providing analysis and reports with nearly all of the traditional BI platforms had left the CHOA BI team with expensive implementation schedules, scope reductions and a dissatisfied user base, which ultimately led to a strained relationship between IT and business and clinical staff who need the information.  When CHOA’s cardiology unit, Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, independently evaluated and selected QlikView to replace IBM Cognos, CHOA management saw that Sibley users were able to run reports and analysis in minutes rather than waiting a week for answers.  CHOA decided to conduct a project with QlikView partner IPC Global and gave QlikView 30 days to replace its current vendor’s OLAP cube.

“The other vendor’s initial cube took nine months to build and still lacked a suitable presentation layer for the end user community,” said Michael Thompson, Director of Business Intelligence for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  “QlikView not only replicated the cube’s reporting capabilities, but enabled deeper analysis with a simple user interface – all in only 30 days. And today, after only four months of using QlikView, we have developed more applications and dashboards than we had in two years with our other BI tools.”

CHOA is using QlikView for operations, finance and research analysis to improve decision making in key areas, such as:

Revenue Management — Equivalent to the information previously available in 50 different static reports, CHOA executives, directors and managers now have a single view of revenue billed each day, by each of its three hospitals, by each service and sub service line, and against targeted goals, disease codes and acting physicians. Before QlikView, each report would have taken approximately 30 hours to build. Now, all of that detail — and more — is available in a dashboard that was built in a month.

Service Line Spending — In a single dashboard, users can analyze expenses for each service line, down to a level of detail that would have been previously impossible to obtain due to the sheer number of data sources. This QlikView application targets spending variances and highlights how to gain efficiencies and improve service.

Research Hypothesis Discovery — Integrating data that dates back to 1985, QlikView now enables CHOA research users to query across multiple databases for population identification, diseases, demographics, visits, lab orders and results.  In the past, researchers and physicians had to wait 4-6 weeks for the reports and detail they needed for their grant proposals. Today, they can instantly access a portal that offers a complete picture of the clinical experience, especially the diagnosis-treatment-outcome relationship, and better target research studies.

Waste Reduction and Cost Effectiveness — Using historical data from clinic management and accounting systems, the QlikView application allows CHOA management to pinpoint areas of ineffectiveness and maximize staffing schedules based on cycle times, labor operations and supplies utilization.

When put to the test in head-to-head evaluations, QlikView quickly exposes the flaws of traditional OLAP cube technology and the limitations of the recent in-memory entrants that were not designed with in-memory at their core. QlikView’s Business Discovery platform requires fewer resources, less time and lower cost to deploy and maintain for a more flexible and scalable solution.

“The challenges of today’s economy and constant pressures to do more with less are driving many organizations to demand a solution where value is recognized in days and weeks – not months or years,” said Tim Wassman, President of QlikTech Americas.  “Unlike their OLAP-based BI tools of the past, QlikView allows CHOA users to interactively explore and analyze their data for faster decision making that directly impacts quality of care, influences clinical research and improves operational efficiencies.”

QlikTech at HiMMS

QlikTech will be demonstrating its QlikView Business Discovery solution at booth #4477 of the HiMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference February 20-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida.

About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 16 neighborhood locations, Children’s is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals by Parents magazine and U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.

About QlikTech

QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business DiscoveryTM — user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). QlikTech’s powerful, accessible Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional business intelligence solutions and standalone office productivity applications.  Its QlikView Business Discovery platform enables intuitive user-driven analysis that can be implemented in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. The in-memory associative search technology it pioneered allows users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. QlikView Business Discovery works with existing BI applications and adds new capabilities: insight for everyone, zero-wait analysis, mobility, an app–like model, remixability and reassembly, and a social and collaborative experience.  Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving more than 16,000 customers in over 100 countries.

QlikTech and QlikView are trademarks or registered trademarks of QlikTech International AB. Other company names, product names and company logos mentioned herein are the trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

February 28, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.