HP Gets Specific with Notebooks for Health Care Usage Only


PC maker introduces three new products specifically designed for health care use cases. They even have provisions to keep germs out of the picture.


Hewlett-Packard Inc. is getting more specific with its business PCs. The venerable company on March 5 introduced a professional-class notebook, an all-in-one laptop and a display monitor—all tailor-made for the health care industry—at the HIMSS18 health-care technology conference in Las Vegas.

HP, you may recall, has specialized some of its notebooks in the past, although it was not for a specific professional market. Three years ago, the venerable IT provider joined with LucasFilms Ltd. to create a whimsical special edition  “Star Wars” notebook that coincided with the 2015 release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

This time there’s no movie involved. These machines are constructed to address the unique needs of health care providers. These attributes include tougher-to-crack security for patient safety, smarter workflows, telemedicine solutions—and even provisions to keep them cleaner and germ-free.

New Notebook, All-in-One and Monitor

The new devices include the HP EliteBook 840 G5 Healthcare Edition notebook, the HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8 Healthcare Edition All-in-One (AiO), and the HP Healthcare Edition HC270cr Clinical Review Display.

Quick facts on the new HP Healthcare Edition portfolio, according to HP, include:

Keeping Germs Out of the Picture

Industry research claims that there are about 1.7 million health care-associated infections (HAIs) in U.S. hospitals each year, illustrating the need for devices designed for repeated and thorough sanitization. At the same time, there is a need to streamline clinical workflows and boost productivity to improve the care delivery experience.

On average, HP said, clinicians log into workstations and applications 70 times a day,  impacting the amount of time spent engaging with patients. Lastly, security threats are complex and require comprehensive defense strategies. In 2016, more than 16 million health care records were exposed or stolen, with the average cost of a data breach per lost or stolen record estimated to be $355 in the U.S.

Specificially, the new healthcare portfolio includes:

The HP Healthcare Edition products are designed for repeatable sanitization and tested to meet stringent industry standards, so the devices are safer to use in patient rooms. The health-care portfolio includes a collaborative telemedicine experience with Vidyo Ready and Skype for Business capabilities for superior video-visits and conferencing.


HP EliteBook 840 G5 Healthcare Edition Notebook is expected to be available in May. The EliteOne 800 G4 23.8 Healthcare Edition All-in-One and the Clinical Review Display are expected to be available in June.

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