Military Embedded Systems

Semi-rugged notebooks ordered by U.S. Army for medical department


January 03, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo by Getac

IRVINE, CA. U.S. Army officials placed an order with Getac for 3,750 S410 semi-rugged notebooks that will be used to help digitally capture medical treatment data in operational environments, enhance continuity of care, and enable a comprehensive lifelong electronic health record for service members.

The Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) selected the notebooks because of its high performance and configurable feature set, officials say. The MC4 program provides the tools needed to digitally record and transfer critical medical data from the foxhole to medical treatment facilities around the world.

“MC4’s responsibility for creating, maintaining, and updating service members’ medical records throughout their military careers and beyond is a true representation of the phrase ‘mission critical,’” says Scott Shainman, president of Getac. “The S410 semi-rugged notebook was customized and configured to meet all their specific needs.”

Seven thousand notebooks were initially purchased in 2017.

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