prescribe modern mobile pcs for modern healthcare

PRESCRIBE MODERN MOBILE PCS FOR
MODERN HEALTHCARE
Devices running Windows® 10 and powered by 7th generation Intel® Core™
processors enhance productivity and usability for healthcare workers.
Over the next several years, most healthcare organizations will migrate to the Windows® 10 operating system.
Upgrading to a new Windows operating system is a common time for organizations to adopt new device
standards and refresh current devices to take advantage of the updated operating system’s full capabilities.
Organizations evaluating today’s device landscape will be pleased to find that there are many suitable new devices
across a range of form factors and performance levels. These modern devices—powered by 7th generation Intel®
Core™ processors—promise performance gains that can improve productivity for health workers when compared
to older devices. This comes at a perfect time for healthcare, because organizations transitioning to electronic
medical records (EMRs) and other digital clinical applications are looking for ways to provide anytime, anywhere
access to mission-critical applications and data.
At Prowess Consulting, we wanted to determine how much impact modern devices could have in improving
productivity for a healthcare organization. To do this, we compared the time to complete several common tasks
across four devices: a 2-in-1 and a laptop with 7th generation Intel Core processors, and two 2-in-1 devices with
5th and 4th generation Intel Core processors. We selected these devices because they offer the functionality and
portability needed by modern, mobile healthcare workers.
IMPROVING THE USER EXPERIENCE FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Modern, lightweight devices, powered by Windows® 10, are increasingly popular in healthcare because they offer an enhanced
touch experience for users, along with a boost in performance. Convertibles and 2-in-1 devices can be used as a laptops or as
tablets. And modern features, such as fingerprint readers, strengthen security.
HP® EliteBook
Revolve® 810 G3
Microsoft ®
Surface® Pro 3
• 5th gen Intel Core
i5-5300U processor
• 4th gen Intel Core
i5-4300U processor
• 2.82 lbs.
• 7th gen Intel Core
i5-7Y57 processor
(ultra-mobile device)
• 3.08 lbs.
• 1.76 lbs.
• Convertible 2-in-1
(360-degree hinge)
• 2.7 lbs.
• Laptop
• Convertible 2-in-1
(360-degree hinge)
• 2-in-1 (detachable
keyboard)
HP® EliteBook® x360
1030 G2 Flip
• 7th gen Intel Core
i5-7300U processor
®
™
Dell XPS 13
™
™
Our test results showed that the HP® EliteBook® x360, powered by a 7th generation Intel Core
processor, performed better than older devices for several critical areas, including:
Medical transcriptions
Microsoft® PowerPoint®
presentations
Video transcoding
12% faster than the 5th gen
Intel® Core™ device
51% faster than the 5th gen
Intel Core device
26% faster than the 5th gen
Intel Core device
50% faster than the 4th gen
Intel Core device
158% faster than the 4th gen
Intel Core device
79% faster than the 4th gen
Intel Core device
Figure 1. 7th gen Intel® Core™ devices performed faster than previous-generation devices for all tested
healthcare scenarios.
Our testing also showed that the super-light, power-efficient Dell™ XPS™ 13, powered by
the 7th gen Intel Core processor–based ultra-mobile platform, performed better than the
older devices for several key tasks, including video conferencing and creating Microsoft®
PowerPoint® presentations.
Putting Mobile PCs to the Test
Older mobile PCs struggle to keep up with the needs of today’s healthcare workers.
Increasingly, common tasks like transcription and video conferencing, along with everyday
tasks like data entry, press the limits of older devices. This can negatively impact productivity
and user satisfaction.
Comparatively, modern PCs, with newer 7th gen Intel Core processors, are built to handle
demanding needs today and into the future. To verify this, we put the following devices
to the test:
•HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 Flip, powered by a 7th gen Intel Core i5-7300U
processor (2.5 GHz)
•Dell XPS 13, powered by a 7th gen Intel Core i5-7Y57 processor (1.20 GHz)
•HP® EliteBook Revolve® 810 G3, powered by a 5th gen Intel Core i5-5300U
processor (2.2 GHz)
•Microsoft® Surface® Pro 3, powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i5-4300U
processor (1.90 GHz)
We simulated tasks using applications that are important to the workday of healthcare workers
and healthcare office staff. In almost every scenario we tested, the HP EliteBook x360,
powered by a 7th gen Intel Core processor, performed better than the older devices. And, in
several scenarios, the Dell XPS 13, powered by a 7th gen Intel Core processor, also performed
better than the older devices.
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Healthcare Workers Spend Less Time on Tasks
and More Time on Patient Care with Newer
Mobile PCs
On any given day, an aid, nurse, technician, or doctor is likely to transcribe recorded notes into
the facility’s EMR solution. Medical professionals often communicate and collaborate with other
providers using Skype® for Business or a similar tool. They also research drug interactions
using applications like Epocrates® by athenahealth, and they regularly access picture archiving
and communication systems (PACS) to review and even make comments or notes on
diagnostic images, such as X-rays.
Our testing found that the 7th gen devices performed better than the 4th and 5th gen devices.
50% faster
19% faster
15% faster
16% faster
to transcribe recorded patient notes
using Dragon® Medical on the 7th gen
Intel® Core™ device compared to the
4th gen Intel Core device
to use Epocrates® to look up drug
interactions over the VDI using the
7th gen Intel Core device compared
to the 5th gen Intel Core device
to do a video conference and send an
image file using Skype® for Business
across the hospital’s virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI) using the
7th gen Intel Core ultra-mobile
device compared to the 4th gen
Intel Core device
to comment on an X-ray using
ObjectiveView® on the 7th gen Intel
Core device compared to the 5th gen
Intel Core device
Even small-percentage increases in performance can have a significant impact on overall
productivity. For example, the time to look up a drug interaction on the HP EliteBook x360,
powered by a 7th generation Intel Core processor, was 10 seconds faster than on the 5th
gen device. If a team of 50 healthcare workers performs just five lookups per day per person,
those 10 seconds saved per lookup add up to more than 181 hours per year. That’s more
than 22 work days—essentially a full work month—saved by using a device powered by a
7th generation Intel Core processor and running Windows 10.
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Healthcare Office Staff Can Be More Productive
with Mobile PCs Powered by Newer Processors
Our tests show that healthcare office workers also benefit from increased productivity using
mobile PCs powered by newer, 7th generation processors. Not only do they experience
significant performance gains when using Skype for Business to collaborate with colleagues,
they can also complete daily tasks faster with Windows 10 operating system–based PCs
powered by 7th generation Intel Core processors.
158% faster
to create a presentation in Microsoft® PowerPoint®
on the 7th gen Intel® Core™ ultra-mobile device
compared to the 4th gen Intel Core device
79% faster
to transcode an employee training video
using the 7th gen Intel Core device compared
to the 4th gen Intel Core device
Longer Battery Life Simplifies the Work Day
Newer mobile PCs have more efficient, longer-lasting batteries and improved
power-management capabilities. That means healthcare workers are more likely to
get through a full shift without having to scramble to find and attach a power cord in
the middle of a patient exam or while rushing to complete a presentation.
94% longer
8% longer
91% longer
7% longer
battery life with the 7th gen Intel® Core™
device, compared to the 4th gen
Intel Core device
battery life with the 7th gen Intel Core
ultra-mobile device, compared to the
4th gen Intel Core device
battery life with the 7th gen Intel Core
device, compared to the 5th gen
Intel Core device
battery life with the 7th gen Intel Core
ultra-mobile device, compared to the
5th gen Intel Core device
Our testing revealed significantly longer battery life for both of the newer, 7th gen devices,
compared to the 4th gen device.
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Newer Processors Offer Enhanced
Security, Manageability, and Stability
In addition to performance gains, all users can benefit from support for new
authentication methods that are easier to use, enable faster logons, and add deeper l
evels of security, including:
• Windows Hello® technology, which allows users to log on to
their devices three times faster than with a password by using
facial recognition
• Intel® Authenticate, which allows for hardware-based
multi-factor authentication
• Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (Intel® SIPP), which guarantees
platform stability, so that operating system images can installed for a
period of 15 months without the need for driver updates
Both of the 7th generation Intel Core processor–based devices we tested also support Intel®
Core™ vPro™ technology. Intel Core vPro processors provide additional manageability and
stability benefits for healthcare IT managers and staff, including:
• Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT), which enables IT to
remotely update or repair even out-of-band PCs
Improve Productivity and the User Experience
with Modern Mobile PCs
As healthcare organizations move to Windows 10, they should consider how new devices
can improve worker productivity and user experience. Our research showed that PCs
powered by 7th generation Intel Core processors performed significantly better for key
healthcare tasks, compared to devices powered by older-generation processors. To keep
healthcare medical and office workers productive and focused on care, not computers,
we recommend a prescription for newer mobile devices running Windows 10 with 7th
generation Intel Core processors.
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Appendix A: Hardware and Test Environment
Devices
HP® EliteBook®
Dell™ XPS™ 13
x360 1030 G2
HP® EliteBook
Microsoft ®
Revolve 810 G3
Surface® Pro 3
®
Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
processor
Intel® Core™ i5-7Y57
processor
Intel® Core™ i5-5300U
processor
Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
processor
Model
1BS97UT
9365
P0C07UT
QG2-00001
Processor Speed
2.5 GHz
1.2 GHz
2.2 GHz
1.9 GHz
Storage
256 GB
256 GB
180 GB
256 GB
Memory
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 620
Intel HD Graphics 615
Intel HD Graphics 5500
Intel HD Graphics 4400
Ports
1 USB Type-C with
Thunderbolt™, 2 USB® 3.1
(1 charging), 1 HDMI 1.4,
microSD card reader,
microSDHC reader,
microSDXC reader
1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.0
charging,
USB 3.0,
®
®
1 external micro SIM, 1
AC power connector, 1
headphone/microphone
combo (base)
1 DisplayPort™ 1.2,
1 headphone/
microphone combo, 1
side docking connector,
microSD card reader,
headphone jack, Mini
DisplayPort (mDP)
1 RJ-45, 1 AC power
Audio
Audio by Bang & Olufsen®;
integrated dual-microphone
array; 4 integrated stereo
speakers
MaxxAudio® Pro
Stereo speakers, two
microphones
Dolby® audio stereo
speakers
Networking
Intel® Dual Band WirelessAC 8265 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
(2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®
4.2 Combo (Intel® vPro™
technology and near-field
communication [NFC])
Bluetooth 4.0,
Intel® Dual Band
Wireless-AC 7265
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
WiDi (2x2), Wi-Fi, and
Bluetooth 4.0 Combo
Bluetooth 4.0, IEEE 802.11a,
IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE
802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE
802.11n
IEEE 802.11ac
®
System Weight
2.82 lbs.
2.7 lbs.
3.08 lbs.
1.76 lbs.
Operating System
Windows® 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Enterprise
Microsoft ® Office
Professional Plus 2016
16.0.4266.1001
16.0.4266.1001
16.0.4266.1001
16.0.4266.1001
Skype® for Business 2016
16.0.4266.1001
16.0.4266.1001
16.0.4266.1001
16.0.4266.1001
Dragon® Medical
Practice Edition
12.50.350
12.50.350
12.50.350
12.50.350
ObjectiveView™ Digital
Pathology Image Viewer
1.46
1.46
1.46
1.46
Cyberlink®
7.5.8617
7.5.8617
7.5.8617
7.5.8617
Adobe® Acrobat ® Reader ®
2017.012.20093
2017.012.20093
2017.012.20093
2017.012.20093
Google™ Chrome™
61.0.3163.100
61.0.3163.100
61.0.3163.100
61.0.3163.100
Microsoft Edge®
40.15063.674.0
40.15063.674.0
40.15063.674.0
40.15063.674.0
Internet Explorer ®
11.0.15063.608
11.0.15063.608
11.0.15063.608
11.0.15063.608
MediaEspresso®
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File Sizes Used in Prowess Consulting Use Cases
Image files:
• cspine40f4.jpg
0.512 MB
• Ankle_Right_x-ray_0002_-_no_info.jpg
1.001 MB
• Bound_feet_(X-ray).jpg
4.112 MB
• Lower_Leg_Tib_Fib_Right_x-ray_0000.jpg
1.063 MB
• ankle.tif
12.305 MB
Microsoft ® PowerPoint ® file (.ppt)
55.5 MB
Audio recording (.mp3)
6.0 MB
Microsoft ® Word file (.docx)
12.3 KB
4K video (4K Iceland.mp4)
247.799 MB
For this report, Prowess Consulting tested the performance differences between devices in two different functional tests.
We recorded the times for completing each task.
Appendix B: Test Steps
Tests Remotely Accessing Apps via Citrix® XenApp®
Log On to Citrix® StoreFront™
1.
Start the timer.
2.
From the taskbar, run mstc.
3.
In the Remote Desktop Computer dialog box, enter server name/IP address.
4.
In the Username and Password fields, enter username and password, press Enter, and then wait for the application to fully load.
5.
Stop the timer.
Use Skype® for Business through XenApp
1.
Start the timer.
2.
Double-click a contact’s name in Skype for Business.
3.
Click the Video Call icon.
4.
Click Start My Video.
5.
Click the Present icon.
6.
Select Present Desktop.
7.
At the warning message, click OK.
8.
Click Stop Presenting.
9.
Click the chat bubble icon.
10. Click the paper clip icon.
11. Select Documents.
12. Select CSpine4of4.jpg.
13. Click Open, and then wait for the image to share to the recipient device.
14. Stop the timer.
Access athenahealth® Epocrates® through XenApp
1.
Start the timer.
2.
From the desktop, double-click the Google Chrome icon.
3.
Stop the timer.
4.
Start the timer.
5.
Click the Athenahealth Epocrates Online bookmark. (Note you will need to have created this bookmark before testing.)
6.
Stop the timer.
7.
Start the timer.
8.
From the top menu, click the Interaction Check tab.
9.
Click oxycodone/fentanyl/propofol, and then wait for the information to load.
10. Stop the timer.
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Tests Accessing Applications Locally Installed on the Device
Convert a Video from 4K to 1080p H.264 using CyberLink® MediaEspresso®
1.
Start the timer.
2.
From the taskbar, open Media Espresso.
3.
Click Import Media.
4.
Navigate to the Videos folder.
5.
Click Okay.
6.
Wait for the video files in the folder to finish importing.
7.
Stop the timer.
8.
Start the timer.
9.
Select the Iceland video.
10. Click Convert.
11. Stop the timer.
12. Start the timer.
13. Select all videos in the folder.
14. Click Convert.
15. Stop the timer.
Dictate Patient-Examination Notes in Dragon® Medical
Transcribe from a Recording
1.
Start the timer.
2.
From the desktop, double-click the Dragon Medical icon.
3.
Stop the timer.
4.
Start the timer.
5.
Double-click a recorded audio file.
6.
Click Transcribe, and then wait for the transcription to complete.
7.
Stop the timer.
8.
Start the timer.
9.
Click Save, and then wait for the file to finish saving.
10. Stop the timer.
Review and Annotate an X-ray Image in ObjectiveView™ Digital Pathology Viewer
1.
Start the timer.
2.
From the Start menu, double-click the ObjectiveView icon.
3.
Navigate to folder where X-ray images are located.
4.
Hold Control and click five X-ray images.
5.
Click Open.
6.
Click Annotation Tool.
7.
Click the ruler icon.
8.
Click and drag from the base of the skull in the image to the top of the fifth vertebra to draw a line.
9.
Select the Circle Tool.
10. Draw a circle around part of the image.
11. Select the Rectangle Tool.
12. Draw a rectangle around part of the image.
13. Select the Rotate Tool.
14. Rotate the rectangle 180 degrees.
15. Select the Arrow Tool.
16. Draw an arrow pointing to an object on the image.
17.
Edit the arrow’s notation.
18. Export Flat TIFF-LZW.
19. Click Quit.
20. Stop the timer.
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Edit a Presentation in Microsoft ® PowerPoint ®
1.
Start the timer.
2.
From the taskbar, click the PowerPoint icon.
3.
Stop the timer.
4.
Start the timer.
5.
From the ribbon, click Open Other Presentations > Browse > Documents.
6.
Double-click the presentation file to open.
7.
In the left-hand pane, click the number of the slide on which to add an image.
8.
From the ribbon, click Insert.
9.
Click Picture.
10. Double-click the image to add.
11. From the ribbon, click File > Save As > Documents, type a file name, and then press Enter.
12. Stop the timer.
Battery Usage
1.
Verify the device’s battery charge is 100 percent.
2.
Start the timer.
3.
Disconnect the power.
4.
Loop a 4K video repeatedly until the battery is drained.
5.
Stop the timer
Appendix C: Test Results
Devices
HP® EliteBook®
Dell™ XPS™ 13
x360 1030 G2
HP® EliteBook
Microsoft ®
Revolve® 810 G3
Surface® Pro 3
12:48
17:48
16:09
22:52
31:11
48:25
34:48
46:54
00:22
00:22
00:26
00:26
Using Skype® for Business
via XenApp
01:06
01:03
01:16
01:15
Accessing Epocrates® via
XenApp
01:02
01:00
01:07
01:06
Reviewing and annotating
an X-ray in ObjectiveView™
00:57
01:01
01:06
00:59
Creating a presentation
with Microsoft ®
PowerPoint ®
00:22
00:27
00:40
01:09
Opening apps
03:28
05:36
05:14
05:34
Converting video
Dictating audio
Accessing apps via Citrix
XenApp®
®
Times shown are the mean of three test runs. All times in mm:ss format (smaller is better).
Devices
HP® EliteBook®
Dell™ XPS™ 13
x360 1030 G2
Battery life
8:34:24
HP® EliteBook
Microsoft ®
Revolve 810 G3
Surface® Pro 3
7:57:02
4:25:41
®
8:28:38
Times shown are the mean of three test runs. All times in h:mm:ss format (larger is better).
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1
Based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s work days of 261 in 2017:
www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-administration/fact-sheets/computing-hourly-rates-of-pay-using-the-2087-hour-divisor/.
2
Microsoft. “Windows Hello: They can guess your password – not your face.” www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-hello.
The analysis in this document was done by Prowess Consulting and commissioned by Intel.
Results have been simulated and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design
or configuration may affect actual performance.
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