Hewlett-Packard has announced the launch of its newest personal computer, the HP EliteOne 800 G3 Healthcare Edition All-in-One. What’s so special about this computer? It’s designed specifically for the healthcare industry.

“As patient needs evolve, healthcare providers are under increased pressure to provide quality care while quickly adapting to changing dynamics in their industry,” said Reid Oakes, Senior Director of Worldwide Healthcare, HP. “Increased security threats, the need to better manage infection control across all touch points, including technology, and finding new ways to collaborate between healthcare professionals and patients were some of the many factors that went into designing our first All-In-One for the healthcare industry.”

This PC is jam-packed with features to enhance security and facilitate communication between patients and their healthcare providers.

As HP officials have pointed out, telemedicine is expected to boom at 35 percent per year, making audio- and video-conferencing an incredibly important part of patient care. For this reason, the HP EliteOne 800 G3 Healthcare Edition All-in-One “offers collaboration and premium audio features, such as HP Audio Boost, HP Noise Cancellation, and audio by Bang & Olufsen, so healthcare providers can have crystal clear audio communication with patients, even if they’re thousands of miles away when tending to them.”

As for security, HP has seemingly included everything in their arsenal to secure these machines – and for good reason. With healthcare data breaches up 23 percent in the past year and stolen patient medical records costing organizations up to $355 per record, the highest in all industries, healthcare providers need enhanced security now more than ever before.

The computer is equipped with HP’s various security features. These features include HP Sure Start Gen3 BIOS protection, HP Multi-Factor Authenticate, HP WorkWise Sure Start Gen3 BIOS protection, and the HP Manageability Integration Kit, which helps protect the healthcare sector from the threat of increasing cyber-attacks, ransomware, and malware.

HP has said the computer will be available starting in July this year.

Sources: Healthcare Informatics, Medical Buyer