5 Ways Zebra’s ET45-HC Empowers Your Healthcare Workflows


Studies indicate that 9 in 10 caregivers currently use or plan on using clinical devices to access patient data and communicate across healthcare departments. There is no doubt that clinical devices play a crucial part in delivering quality care. From EHR access to emergency alerts, handheld devices connect teams to transfer the power of teamwork into mission-critical healthcare workflows. Therefore, one must wonder how a tablet can surpass the benefits already provided via a handheld smartphone-like device. 

Unlike traditional handheld devices, rugged tablets have proven extremely useful in situations requiring at-a-glance visibility and extensive reporting. Generally speaking, nurses and clinicians are often responsible for collecting patient data and updating charts, thus more likely to benefit from a wider screen. 

While a consumer-grade tablet may seem more cost-effective and user-friendly upfront, it lacks the durability and security parameters needed to thrive in the healthcare environment. On the other hand, Zebra’s ET45-HC tablets are built with a disinfectant-ready casing and several features tailored to empower healthcare workflows. 

  1. Medical-grade durability prevents breakdowns – In addition to its medical-grade plastic casing, the tablet’s screen and embedded scanners are designed to be shatter-resistant to protect readability. 
  2. Dependable data capture accelerates reporting – Establish error-proof patient identification and medication administration with an embedded scanner. Capture barcodes in virtually any condition while reducing operational costs since you won’t need to deploy an additional scanner. 
  3. Connect your teams with flexible connectivity – Team connectivity is indispensable within clinical workflows. That’s why the ET45-HC was built to integrate WiFi 6 and 5G along with an emergency alert button to prevent dropped communication signals and isolation. Moreover, the tablet’s front-facing camera enables videoconferencing for telehealth. Lastly, to cover all more forms of communication, the tablet can also accommodate HIPAA-compliant text messaging amongst users. 
  4. Longer device lifecycle minimizes operational costs – Designed with a supported operating system like Android, the ET45-HC can last up to 6 years without hardware upgrades. On the other hand, consumer-grade devices seldom last that long in a stringent environment like a healthcare clinic. 
  5. Mobility DNA applications expand tablet functionality – From seamless device staging to remote troubleshooting to asset tracking, Zebra’s family of MobilityDNA applications add new layers of functionality to your device. Moreover, Android’s open app ecosystem allows you to add more applications without extensive app rewriting for quicker use. 

Healthcare-grade tablets offer an expanded overview of your clinical workflows within a durable infrastructure. If you are still uncertain of which handheld device is the most suitable for your clinic, schedule a preliminary assessment with Strategic Systems for further assistance.