SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

January 28, 2008 15:32 ET

Marshfield Clinic Nominated for Healthcare Innovation Award for Chartless Care Initiative Based on Fujitsu Tablet PCs

Marshfield's Jeremy Meller Nominated for Case Study Showing Mobile Point-of-Care Computing

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced that Jeremy Meller, Clinic Division CIO at Marshfield Clinic, the largest private group medical practice in Wisconsin, was nominated in the Best Case Study Presentation category of the Healthcare Innovation(TM) Awards at this year's Healthcare IT Summit. Meller's case study described how more than 2,500 Fujitsu LifeBook(R) T4000 Series convertible Tablet PCs and Fujitsu Stylistic(R) ST5000 Series slate Tablet PCs serve as the hardware foundation of an electronic medical records system that has enabled Marshfield Clinic to improve the safety and timeliness of patient care, as well as increase efficiencies and decrease costs.

Healthcare IT Summit(TM) is produced by Vision Events(R), a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) company, and the Healthcare Innovation Awards are voted on by the attending senior IT executives.

"The products, services, and programs on display at Healthcare IT Summit reflect the rapidly evolving state of the art in the industry," said Charles Badoian, vice president program management for Healthcare IT Summit. "A Healthcare Innovation Award signifies that the attendees viewed the winners as having a high level of excellence in their categories."

"Our chartless initiative using reliable, durable Fujitsu Tablet PCs is changing the way we practice medicine," said Meller. "We have reduced the rate of hospitalization and re-hospitalizations, and saved more than $6 million in hospital care costs. We hope that our success serves as a model for other healthcare facilities."

Fujitsu Tablet PCs allow mobile caregivers in the Marshfield Clinic system to access electronic medical records including reports and images, perform dictation, and enter orders and prescriptions electronically. The Tablet PCs have also eliminated the cost of fixed workstations for every exam room.

The popular LifeBook T4000 Series convertible Tablet PC with an optical drive offers the comfort and ease of a traditional notebook combined with the versatility of a tablet. The thin and light slate form factor of the 3.5-pound Stylistic Tablet PC provides the freedom to be more productive. The system is weight-balanced so it can be carried comfortably in either portrait or landscape mode.

"The reliability and durability of Fujitsu notebooks and tablets make them the perfect choice for an organization such as Marshfield Clinic that wants to migrate to a mobile platform for mission-critical computing without paying a performance or productivity penalty," said Paul Moore, senior director of mobile product marketing, Fujitsu Computer Systems. "Our focus on reliability, user design, and excellent support allows the healthcare workers at Marshfield Clinic to stay focused on their patients, not their technology."

About Gartner Healthcare Summit

The Gartner Healthcare Summit is widely regarded as the industry's most comprehensive healthcare IT and business conference. The only healthcare event to feature the insights of the world-renowned Gartner healthcare analyst team, the Summit offers a uniquely interactive forum designed to facilitate dialogues between Senior IT and Business Executives from both payer and provider organizations and the world's leading healthcare Technology Providers.

About Vision Events

Vision Events, a Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) company, is a leading producer of highly focused business events that bring resellers and end users together with leading and emerging technology providers in private boardroom appointments to form strategic partnerships and secure new business in the technology sector. Additional information about Vision Events can be found at visionevents.com.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE(R) strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

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