As a CIO, I relied heavily on my major vendor partners to help guide our technology and provide insight on innovative uses of technology. One of these vendors was Hewlett Packard and in healthcare IT, I saw it change from DEC to Compaq and then to HP. So where is HP now in healthcare especially since the split of the company into two new companies?
Hewlett Packard was one of the 2 major hardware vendors in healthcare for many years. The company split into 2 companies in Nov. 2015. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) continues selling mainly cloud servers, storage and networking and continues to partner with EHR vendors and encourages hospitals to purchase their hardware for EHR implementations. HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) is mainly, PC, Notebooks and printers and also has a focus in healthcare and recently was honored with the BLI (Buyers Lab Inc) Pacesetters Award in Healthcare-Group Practices.
BLI’s study focused on the needs of healthcare customers and invited all document imaging OEMs to complete extensive questionnaires. BLI then conducted in person briefings and gathered detailed healthcare company offerings in 8 areas: hardware, software, service , support, security, industry certifications, vertical leadership and overall value.
BLI found HPs portfolio of solutions for small and mid-size healthcare providers to be exceptional. Notably in the areas of:
-Healthcare-ready printers and MFPs that support the ability to print prescriptions and wristbands.
-HP Elite-2 in 1 laptop/tablet for gathering patient information and viewing records
-HP laptops and desktops that are DICOM-calibrated for clinical review displays
-Remote Patient Monitoring solutions so patients manage health for better outcomes.
-HP Sprout for patient education and interactive health information with 3D graphics
-HP PageWide Technology that is one of the few output devices to carry a cleanroom certification for use in surgery centers.
Buyers Lab (BLI) is the global document imaging industry’s resource for unbiased and reliable information, test data and competitive selling tools. In 2015 they joined with InfoTrends to form Keypoint Intelligence which offers both data and market intelligence for the digiital imaging.