Microsoft’s OneNote 2003 handwriting recognition package, part of newly released Office 2003, may get a look in at the Auckland DHB. But any decision on whether to adopt it is some way off, says CIO Steven Mayo-Smith.
“It’s something we’d consider, but we haven’t looked at it yet.
“It’s too early to consider its applicability, as we’ve been focused on the migration to the new hospital.”
Wireless is an important part of the DHB’s new $200 million hospital at Grafton in central Auckland, which opened last month. Wireless LANs and Wi-Fi-enabled HP Ipaqs are used.
A trial at the Starship children’s hospital proved wireless was worth deploying at the new hospital, Mayo-Smith says.
OneNote 2003 is designed for users who want to take brief notes, such as students, lawyers and paralegal staff and journalists.
It gives the user significant control over how that information is then ordered and accessed, and also supports audio input.
Microsoft is offering discounted licensing rates for academic use and struck a deal with Toshiba last month to pre-install the package on Toshiba’s notebooks and Tablet PCs.