We need to choose hardware for our operating room within our hospital for our new medical informatics system. The hardware does not need to be extremely powerful, as it's basically acting as a thin client, and not doing much processing.
Our solution needs to be portable when the nursing staff is between cases, and on the move, but have the ability to display on a larger screen, and have a full keyboard when in the O.R. rooms.
I was thinking it would be nice if there was some type of tablet computer that could plug into a docking station when in the O.R. room and display on a larger monitor with keyboard. Then when the staff is between cases and interviewing the patient they can un-dock the tablet and bring it with them.
We need the larger screen the majority of the time, because the client software does not display great on a smaller screen, and many of our nurses are older with poor eyesight. However, we still would like to take it on the move when necessary, and be convenient enough to carry.
Does anyone have any recommendations?