Mio Signs UK Distribution Agreement with Dakota
London February 27 2014 – Dakota Integrated Solutions, the specialist Manchester based Healthcare IT Solution Provider, is pleased to announce that it has become a UK Distributor for MioCARE™, manufacturer of handheld tablets tailored for mobile computing applications in healthcare environments.
MioCARE™ - a brand of MiTAC, a leading global manufacturer of tablet PCs and mobility solutions – announced today that it had signed a distribution arrangement with Dakota Integrated Solutions, for the provision of its tablet devices to NHS Trust organisations and healthcare providers in the UK.
Dakota is a leading provider of IT Solutions into Healthcare and delivers mobile computing solutions in acute environments aimed at reducing clinician administration time and ultimately improve patient care. Since 2008, Dakota has supported healthcare professionals to understand and adopt bar code technology to improve patient safety. The company specialises in solutions, encompassing hardware recommendations, software integration with existing hospital systems, as well as post sales training and support, designed to improve efficient communication between medical professionals.
MioCARE™ offers a range of tablet PCs, including the A105, A90 and Z100 devices, which have been developed to meet the increasing needs of healthcare professionals for truly portable and easy to use devices. Feature-rich and specifically designed for hospital environments, MioCARE™ products are ideal for applications including accessing and updating patient records, controlling pharmaceuticals, monitoring sterilisation work, management of dictation and workflow processes.
Thanks to their antimicrobial infection control technology, MioCARE™ tablets can be kept clean at all times. Their casing includes an IP54 sealed Polycarbonate disinfectable coating which withstands alcohol based cleaners, ensuring that a hygienic environment can be maintained.
With a 6" screen, these devices are lightweight and pocket-sized for comfortable use throughout the day. They operate on Android, making them flexible for use with many mobile applications as well as web based mobile interfaces.
Their Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities ensure users can communicate and update data in real-time.
Programmable hot keys provide easy access to software applications, and there is also a microphone for dictation. An alert indicator can also be programmed to flash at the required stage of the workflow process. Security can be enhanced with a range of complementary solutions developed by MioCARE™ including a full two factor smartcard authentication and access log-in for clinical use ensuring patient data is kept safe. The healthcare "look and feel" of the tablet – the outer casing is a very distinct green colour - also discourages its use in non-medical environments.
Patients can easily be identified and wristband and label data can be uploaded securely and efficiently via the 1D (A100) or 2D (A105) barcode scanners ensuring records are maintained with minimal errors and patients receive the right medication. The ability to upload data via the scanner also reduces administration time. The devices can include a wrist/lanyard connector ensuring they can be carried around easily.
Sabine Kelly, Dakota Integrated Solutions Marketing Manager commented "We are very excited to launch the range of MioCARE™ tablets to our product portfolio. The "paperless" or "paper-light" vision expressed by the Health Secretary this time last year very much dominates the NHS at present, and with the Trusts and IT Suppliers putting a lot of effort to make a strong business case to unlock "Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Funds", we are seeing increasing demand for tablet devices to be used by clinicians at the point of care. We are confident that our new partnership with MioCARE™ will provide us with new opportunities to fulfil these requirements for portable, disinfectant-ready tablets."
Dr Julian Stone, MiTAC EMEA Healthcare Business Development Director added "We are pleased to announce our agreement with Dakota. They have a very strong pedigree in Healthcare in this country, based on years of dedication and hard work in understanding the IT needs of clinicians and IT support staff in Hospitals. Dakota have a refreshing customer-focused approach and they have become over the years a "safe pair of hands" for many NHS Trusts. The technical competencies and enthusiasm of their Healthcare Sales Team makes them the perfect partner for MioCARE™."
About MiTAC & MioCARE™
A leader in the global ICT industry, MiTAC International Corp. was founded in 1982 and designs and manufactures technology products for the automotive, enterprise, medical and fitness markets. With a global workforce of 9,000, the company achieved revenues of US$1.5B in 2013.
Over the past thirty years, MiTAC has evolved into a multinational organization offering R&D, design, manufacturing, assembly, marketing and solutions covering the full range of electronics manufacturing services (EMS). These include joint development management and manufacturing (JDM), original design manufacturing (ODM), original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and original product manufacturing (OPM).
MioCARE™ is MiTAC's range of rugged handheld tablets tailored for healthcare. For more information visit www.mitac.com and miowork.mio.com.
Dakota specialises in mobile computing, barcode printing hardware and system integration. The company provides expertise, guidance and deployment capabilities across a range of healthcare applications including:
• Print solutions: wristband/patient identification, mobile printing at the bedside, specimen labelling, case note labelling, slide labelling
• Mobile point of care
• Asset management
• Barcode scanning
For more information, visit www.dakotais.co.uk/sectors/healthcare-and-nhs
Dakota Integrated Solutions
Tel: 07734 505 951