Thursday, March 4, 2010

I was hoping to see the HP Slate here at #HIMSS10

I was really hoping to catch a glimpse of the HP Slate here at HIMSS10. Unfortunately, the Slate is not currently on the market and I'm eagerly waiting to get this device in my hands.

I strongly believe that devices like the iPad, the Kindle, the Nook, and other slate-like devices will revolutionize people's comfort levels with the slate form factor. At first, people will say, "Wow, the digital slate is a great way to read a book!"  Then, they'll say, "Hmm, I can actually write notes on the screen? Who needs a notebook?"

Before we know it, people will be very comfortable with the idea of carrying around a digital notebook where they can scribble notes, draw, and read. Of course, these devices won't be limited to these functions, but the slate "computer" will slowly become integrated into mainstream consumer and professional workflows. Those working in the health care industry will be ready to embrace slate PCs in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. When you add pen computing capabilities to a device that supports multi-touch navigation, that's the optimal combination for a slate computer.

Special thanks to HP for sponsoring me to attend and blog here at HIMSS10.

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