HP Launched Germicide-resistant Computers for Hospitals

HP Germicide

HP Germicide

HP announced a new line of laptops, displays, and all-in-one desktops resistant to intense cleaning materials for people who work in hospitals and doctors’ offices.

There are three products. There’s HP’s EliteOne 800 Healthcare Edition All-in-One desktop, there’s the 27-inch HP Healthcare Edition Clinical Review Display, and there’s the EliteBook 840 Healthcare Edition notebook.

The laptop lets you disable the keyboard and touchscreen while cleaning, so that nothing is accidentally inputted. All three products are built to withstand deterioration from being cleaned with germicidal wipes, which may help reduce the spread of health care-related infections.

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HP has included a few other features specifically meant to help hospital workers. The Notebook’s touchpad recognizes touch from people wearing surgical gloves. The notebook, desktop, and display also have RFID readers so that workers can sign in by tapping their work badges on the touchpad. The notebook also has a fingerprint reader.

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HP germicide-resistant computersCredit: HP

HP has security measures in place to address the risk of health care records being stolen. The HP EliteBook has a physically isolated security controller, which will supposedly make it more difficult for hackers to access. It also has a privacy screen so that onlookers can’t read the screen from the side.

The Elitebook is slated for release in May, while the display and desktop are expected in June.

HP germicide-resistant computersCredit: HP

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