The Sony Digital Paper 13.3 inch PDF reader was designed to be a professional device, whereas the Kindle, Nook and Kobo are aimed at consumers. This gives Sony a massive advantage to target industries that have been mostly neglected by the tablet industry. Health care is something that is critically important and the Digital Paper is slowly making inroads in this sector.
The $15.8 billion urgent care industry is expected to grow 6 to 8 percent annually through the opening of new clinics and a spike in patient volumes, and new technology is necessary to support this rapidly growing market segment. In order to take advantage of this sector Sony has just signed a new agreement with a company called T-system.
T-System has a product called T-Sheets, which are PDF templates for unscheduled care (emergency and urgent care), sometimes also termed episodic care. The principle concept is that the templates are structured documents relating to a chief complaint. T-System has developed unique templates for all complaints that a patient might present to the ED/UC with. The contents on the template help guide the clinician through asking the right questions and documenting the correct information to ensure complete, accurate, and thorough documentation of the patient encounter, to ensure quality care, and deliver optimal reimbursement.
T-System is very established in the health care industry and this the first time that the Sony Digital Paper has been used in this manner.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.