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Posted By Karen RobertsSenior Partner Marketing Manager
It’s always a thrill when I learn about inventive and advanced solutions our partners have developed using our products and core technology. Omnicell’s intelligent systems solutions for healthcare, built on the Microsoft platform, including Windows Embedded, successfully addresses the workflow and problems faced by pharmacy, nursing, materials management and IT departments. Our recently published story—and corresponding video—show the highlights of this truly innovative solution; here, we’ll go a little deeper into the technology.
The Omnicell G4 medication management solution and Omnicell Anesthesia Workstations have been built with Windows Embedded Standard 7, which provides a strong platform to help streamline workflow and increase efficiency. Great River Medical Center is just one of the many customers who have benefited from the powerful platform designed to manage drug inventory in real time.
In the Great River Medical Center the pharmacy utilizes the Omnicell G4 inventory management carousel, which runs Windows Embedded Standard 7, to automate the retrieval of medication from shelves while tracking inventory. A high-speed unit dose packager speeds the preparation of individual doses of medication, saving additional prep time for pharmacists. When inventory drops below a preset level, the Omnicell WorkflowRx software automatically reorders the medication from the wholesaler. The carousel takes up about one-fifth of the floor space of the old shelves, but stores three times as much medication.
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Posted By Cuong PhamProduct Manager, Windows Embedded
Today, the Windows team shared that we have started releasing Windows 8.1 to our hardware partners, including Windows Embedded 8.1. This important and exciting milestone builds on the platform alignment we discussed during the release of Windows Embedded 8 by marking Microsoft’s first simultaneous release of Windows across devices – from the smallest tablets to the most lightweight notebooks to versatile 2-in-1s, as well as industry devices and intelligent systems for business.
In a previous blog, we shared that we would deliver updates to Windows Embedded 8, bringing the latest Windows 8.1 innovations to industry devices, in a number of areas: enhanced security, deeper lockdown control, expanded peripheral capabilities, better manageability, updated user experience, and improved connectivity and mobility.
Today, we’d like to share with you how Windows Embedded 8 delivers value through industry devices:
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Posted By Valerie OlagueAmericas Business Group Lead
Only animal lovers could understand the bond I have with my dog, Charlie Brown, a pit bull/Chow mix that I found as a stray dog roaming my neighborhood eight years ago. My friends make fun of the human characteristics I attribute to Charlie, but those of us who believe in books such as The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein know that our companions are more than just pets.
So when Charlie developed a cyst on his back last month, I didn’t hesitate to pay for surgery to remove it. The veterinary clinic offered to throw in a free dental cleaning while he was under anesthesia and so it goes that during this cleaning, they found that Charlie had melanoma inside of his mouth. It turns out that the Chow genes that help color Charlie’s tongue purple also contributes to a higher rate of melanoma in canines.
Microsoft announced this week that Windows 8.1 will become generally available on October 18. At Windows Embedded, we’re excited to be a part of that announcement, as we continue to extend the power of Windows to industry devices. Building on the aligned release schedule first announced in June during the Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Release Preview, on October 18 we will also deliver updates to Windows Embedded 8 to our embedded OEMs.
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry brings the latest Windows 8.1 innovations to industry devices:
To preview the capabilities and innovations in Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry and Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro, download the public preview and evaluate how this modern platform will enable your next intelligent system-ready industry device.
Posted by Valerie OlagueAmericas Business Group Lead
In a recent blog post, I discussed how many security breaches of healthcare data are the result of errors in manual processes—i.e. human error. In my next post, I will discuss big data in healthcare, and how advances in understanding and processing this data is leading to breakthroughs in healthcare, but in the meantime, here’s a brief preview.
Security. Big data. Both are critical concepts in and of themselves, but when combined together they become key elements of intelligent systems. Intelligent systems harness the flow of data across industry devices and the Internet of Things to back-end systems, enabling businesses to make more insightful decisions and drive revolutionary advances in healthcare. A new IDC solution brief, titled “Improving Healthcare Delivery with Intelligent Systems,” discusses the need for intelligent systems in healthcare. It defines their role in enabling new healthcare delivery systems that can bridge the gap between today’s new healthcare requirements, including support for the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and tomorrow’s innovations in the healthcare industry.
To read about some innovative intelligent systems solutions in healthcare, visit our healthcare industry page.