Health Care: Panasonic H1
The CRN Test Center began taking its first, hard look in 2009 at health-care IT solutions, but none impressed more than Pansonic's H1 tough tablet for medical enterprises. One of the final holdouts of the paper-based office, the medical field has recently been realizing the advantages of digitizing its many processes. In addition, a major part of the latest government stimulus package focuses on bringing health care into the 21st century. With these facts in mind, many hardware and software companies are gearing up to take advantage of this expanding market With the Toughbook H1, Panasonic addresses many of the issues required in a mobile clinical assistant. It is quiet and cool, extremely easy to keep sanitized and the extended battery life and hot-swappable batteries enable it to last as long as necessary. With nearly $20 billion of government money earmarked to modernize the health-care industry over the next five years, the timing is nearly perfect for it to help elevate Panasonic to key player status in a hot market.