Case Study

Tablet PC Enables Doctor To Succeed In The Field

The One Sky Center is the first American Indian/Alaska Native national resource center for substance abuse and mental health services and is located at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. With visits to reservations and urban programs throughout North America, the One Sky Center is the only national program that works directly with Indian communities and tribes to provide technical assistance, consultation and training activities.

In need of a tool that could systematically gather information as well as be mined, analyzed and compared in order to better understand trends and problems facing Native communities.

Dr. Walker relies on a tablet PCs battery life, ruggedness, power and performance. The tablet PC form factor allows Dr. Walker to communicate freely without creating any barriers between him and the patient.

With populations ranging from 100 to 400,000 people, during remote site visits Dr. Walker often spends up to 18 hours a day, 8 to 16 days at a time, meeting with as many people in the community as possible. Whether meeting with a group of 20 people or having a one-on-one interview, Dr. Walker must gather very specific and sensitive information.

Read the entire case study to learn how Dr. Walker manages to:

  • Increase efficiency; an hour's worth of notes can be converted to text and emailed out in just minutes
  • Share vital information and knowledge in near real time
  • Educate Native communities