Zebra Technologies unveiled the new ET4x-HC series tablets for healthcare providers, including the Android-based ET40-HC and ET45-HC tablets, designed to improve staff efficiency, care quality, and the patient experience.

The ET4x-HC series has an advanced medical-grade housing that can handle constant disinfecting from some of the harshest disinfectants to prevent the spread of germs and help ensure the safety of healthcare professionals and their patients.

The thin and light tablets are ideal for caregivers in acute settings at the patient bedside and in their homes and enable an improved patient experience when loaded with hospital engagement, educational, and food service apps. The high-resolution 10-inch display is designed to make it easy for nurses to read and add notes to a patient’s electronic health record as well as view the finest details of a photo or x-ray. The ET4x-HC also features a dedicated emergency alert button that can be programmed to call for additional help or launch an app to follow protocols in the event of a medical emergency.

The ET4x-HC series features data capture and communications capabilities to help further improve productivity and patient care in healthcare settings. The new tablets offer an integrated 2D enterprise-class scanner featuring point and capture simplicity, eliminating the need for caregivers to waste time aligning the barcode and scanner and helping error-proof patient identification and medication administration.

A 13-megapixel rear-facing ultra-high-resolution camera can capture highly detailed photos to document wound healing while the front-facing camera enables video calls for telehealth appointments or remote video visits from family members. The stylish ET4x-HC series of tablets are the only ones in their class to offer Bluetooth 5.1 and the fastest Wi-Fi and cellular speeds with support for Wi-Fi 6, 5G and citizens broadband radio service (CBRS), ensuring rapid connectivity inside or outdoors.

The flexible ET4x-HC series can be tailored for specific tasks with a portfolio of enterprise-grade accessories. Healthcare-grade hand straps provide caregivers with an easier, more secure way to carry tablets and a new presentation stand can turn the tablets into a kiosk for patient self-check-in and registration. With the new workstation cradle, the ET4x-HC series can be turned into a workstation on demand at a nurse station or Workstation on Wheels. VESA mount adapters make it easy to mount the ET4x-HC series at the patient’s bedside, enabling them to view their own health information and order food.

“Zebra’s first dedicated healthcare tablets are purpose-built to meet the needs of caregivers in demanding environments with healthcare-grade plastics, durability and functionality that will help improve care efficiency and safety,” says Julie Johnson, vice president & general manager of Mobile Computing, Zebra Technologies. “Offering everywhere connectivity and accessories designed for specific applications, the versatile ET4x-HC series is highly secure, fully configurable, simple to deploy and tailored to how caregivers work, resulting in increased productivity, responsiveness and ultimately a better patient and provider experience.”

The ET4x-HC series will be available for purchase for up to three years, eliminating the complexities of managing a mixed device deployment that is more time-consuming and costly for IT departments to support. With Zebra’s optional OneCare Maintenance Plans, healthcare organizations can rely on service and support for their ET40-HC and ET45-HC tablets for up to six years, helping front-line workers to continue to perform at peak levels while also reducing device vulnerabilities, unbudgeted repair expenses, and unexpected disruptions.

The ET4x-HC series of tablets include select Zebra Mobility DNA software tools to improve communications, optimize workflows and usability for caregivers. These tools include Mobility Extensions (Mx), which adds powerful enterprise-class security and manageability features to the standard Android operating systems and StageNow, which allows IT organizations to stage a handful or hundreds of devices in seconds.

Featured image: New rugged ET4x-HC series of tablets provide the enterprise features and durability required for healthcare environments. Photo: Business Wire