Gateway Adds Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Software to Its Healthcare Portfolio

IRVINE, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Simplifying the purchase and implementation of technology for healthcare professionals, Gateway is now making it easier than ever for hospitals and medical offices to outfit their facilities with computing solutions that increase efficiencies and enhance patient care.

IRVINE, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Simplifying the purchase and implementation of technology for healthcare professionals, Gateway is now making it easier than ever for hospitals and medical offices to outfit their facilities with computing solutions that increase efficiencies and enhance patient care.

Beginning immediately, MedicWare(R) Electronic Medical Record software can be purchased with several Gateway PCs that are ideally suited for the healthcare market — the thin and light Gateway(R) E-155C convertible notebook, the all-in-one Gateway Profile(R) 6 desktop, and the scalable, space-saving Gateway E-2610N desktop.

MedicWare EMR software provides secure on-the-go access to patient information and eliminates costly documentation errors, enabling physicians and their staff to focus on their patients instead of paperwork.

Gateway's 4.5 pound, 1.17-inch thin(1) convertible notebook featuring both a keyboard and touch screen display is ideal for healthcare professionals, as are its small form factor desktops that minimize clutter. The combination of these small compact designs with powerful technologies makes them ideal for reception desks, administrative offices and nurses' stations.

"Healthcare providers are quickly embracing IT technology, realizing it can deliver a demonstrable benefit to their bottom line while also helping to improve patient services," said John Costello, Gateway vice president of segment marketing. "PC hardware and medical software have become just as important as stethoscopes and blood pressure monitors. Implemented the right way, their impact on office efficiency and staff productivity can be immeasurable, especially when it allows physicians to spend more quality time with patients."

Electronic Medical Record Software Enhances Patient Care

MedicWare EMR centralizes patient medical records and streamlines the diagnosis and treatment processes, improving overall office efficiencies. The centralization of patient information helps eliminate errors such as misread prescriptions or missed drug allergies, and provides doctors with easy access to patient records while they are out of the office.

Physicians and staff personnel can efficiently and cost-effectively manage appointments, insurance plan information, office visits and examinations, medical histories, lab results, medications and prescriptions.

Interfacing with most practice management and reference laboratory systems, MedicWare is fully CMS and HIPAA compliant, helping medical practices stay current and compliant with industry standards and regulations.

Convertible Notebook Maximizes Productivity

Gateway's convertible notebook provides healthcare professionals with the benefits of tablet computing. With touch input and wireless connectivity, this lightweight, durable system offers the ease of a medical clipboard.

Highly secure, the UPEK(R) biometric fingerprint reader helps maintain patient confidentiality and HIPAA compliance.

The ultimate productivity tool for professionals in the medical industry, doctors, nurses and technicians can use the Gateway E-155C to access patient information, medical or back office applications and multimedia content. Tablet functionality makes it easy to enter handwritten notes on medical charts or to annotate or draw on digital images or diagrams.

Gateway customer Plum Medical Group in Nebraska attributes their use of wireless tablets to an overall increase in effectiveness and safety. Their physicians are able to instantly access drug and allergy interaction information as they move from room to room visiting with patients. Lexington Memorial Hospital in North Carolina is using the digital pen for direct data input in conjunction with voice recognition software and a high-speed wireless network to eliminate external transcription services. Both have found migrating to a tablet-based system has made sense in virtually all aspects of clinical and hospital life.

All-in-One PC Simplifies the Front and Back Office

Optimized for business customers, the Profile 6 all-in-one desktop PC provides a substantial cost-savings thanks to a design that is highly serviceable, as well as easy to manage and deploy. It integrates all the components of a traditional desktop, including a LCD monitor and stereo quality speakers in a single unit.

Ideal for medical environments, its sleek design offers many advantages. It can easily fit onto a rolling cart to be transported between work areas quickly and easily. Perfect for space-constrained areas where aesthetics are important, its small design maximizes workspace, reduces cumbersome and unsightly cables and offers a polished, clutter-free look. This all-in-one is as welcome on a physician's desk as it is at a reception desk, medical lab or nurses' station.

In fact, Lexington Memorial Hospital in North Carolina has outfitted their nurses' stations with the space-saving Profile desktops due to their small footprint. Extra real estate at these stations is highly valuable, and the nurses are thrilled to have more work space. They are using the all-in-one PCs primarily to input patient information and to access medical records. Not only are they impressed with the convenience of the systems, they like the larger LCD screens, which allow them to view more information without scrolling.

Based on Intel's 945G chipset and configurable with a 17-inch or 19-inch detachable LCD display for easy serviceability, the Gateway Profile 6 offers processing power up to Intel(R) Pentium(R) D dual core and 2GB DDR2 memory. It comes with a wide choice of desktop optical drives, SATA II-300 hard drives, IEEE 1394 ports as well as optional integrated 802.11b/g wireless. Its ergonomic design offers a height/tilt adjustable LCD, integrated stereo speakers, and front access to the optical and floppy/media reader drives, power button, audio jacks and USB ports.

Minimize Clutter While Maintaining Stability and Consistency

Highly customizable and scalable, the E-2610N's small form factor minimizes clutter while providing a highly stable and consistent platform. This desktop is essential for work environments that require a space-saving design and the latest technology. Its feature set is ideal for medical offices concerned with performance and serviceability as much as with cost.

From entry-level to high-end mainstream, it can be tailored to fit any environment and allows for future expansion. Optimized for Microsoft Windows Vista(TM), it features the Intel(R) 945 chipset, a choice of Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo dual-core processors, three BTX case options and a choice of hard drives at an affordable price.

Shared components with other Gateway E-Series desktops reduce the total cost of ownership, allowing IT departments to maximize their budget while minimizing their spare parts inventory.

Pricing and Availability

The Gateway E-155C, Gateway Profile 6 and the Gateway E-2610N are available now and can be purchased with MedicWare EMR software(2). For pricing and configuration details, go to http://www.gateway.com/healthcare.

Gateway Professional

From award-winning servers to innovative notebooks and professional services, Gateway has served organizations for 21 years. It recently earned number one customer satisfaction ratings from Technology Business Research for both corporate notebooks and desktops, by delivering the innovative products and outstanding service customers want. Gateway's mission is to exceed customers' expectations for quality, innovation and service with 100-percent U.S.-based telephone technical support for its professional customers, a configure-to-order assembly facility in Nashville, Tenn. and a Best Practices Tech Support Center in S.D. The company offers programs designed specifically for the needs of customers in education, government and businesses as well as reseller partners. Gateway customers include many of the world's leading organizations, such as the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, the University of Arizona, state of California, state of New York, Los Angeles Unified School District and others. For more information on Gateway Professional solutions, visit http://www.gateway.com/business.

About Gateway

Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs, servers and related products to consumers, businesses, government agencies and schools. Gateway is the third largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide. The company's value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers worldwide, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct and indirect sales force. See http://www.gateway.com/ for more information.

Limited-time offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) Weight varies with options. Thickness varies across product. Gateway quotes measurements at thinnest point. (2) MedicWare EMR Software is $395 per doctor per month and includes four support staff licenses. MedicWare Terms and Conditions of Sale apply. See http://www.medicware.com for complete details.

SOURCE Gateway, Inc.

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