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WHITE PAPER: Collecting patient data at the point of care

It is extremely important to weigh the pros and cons of both consumer-based and purpose-built devices when considering which handheld data collection product to deploy to hospital staff. Consumer-based devices can be appealing because of their low start-up costs and user familiarity. Hospitals have to weigh these benefits against purpose-built solutions that offer a much lower total cost of ownership, inherently more secure, and are built specifically to withstand the rigors of the hospital environment.