• Choosing the right devices for healthcare teams

Choosing devices based on role-requirements can help you identify areas where you can save costs, and gives teams the tools they need to complete their everyday tasks efficiently and intuitively, wherever they are.


Below we take a look at some of your workforce, how they work, their core challenges and the type of device that’s going to help them work most effectively. 

We’ve also suggested the type of Microsoft Surface device that would best suit each role; combined with Microsoft 365 these provide your team with a familiar and consistent experience, up-to-date software and apps, and the versatility they need. They're importantly also easy to sanitise with common disinfectant products so suitable for a range of clinical and non-clinical settings. 

And to make your life easier, incorporate simplified deployment and management, enterprise-grade security and premium support – because you’ve got other important tasks to focus on.


Mobile healthcare workers

These roles are out and about in the community, supporting patients with a variety of healthcare needs. Their ideal device helps them review and collect patient information securely, collaborate more effectively with their colleagues, and get their work done, wherever they are.


My device needs

  • Connect remotely with specialists and doctors
  • Capture, store and share confidential patient information securely
  • Stay connected even when moving from one visit to another
  • Work with equipment that’s easy to clean and sterilise
  • Ability to show patients notes and medical forms on the device, and get them signed then and there
  • Security built-in to protect confidential records
  • Lightweight, durable and easy to carry with other tools and equipment
  • Range of communication tools to keep in touch wherever they’re working

Recommended Surface device: Surface Go running Microsoft 365

The smallest, lightest Surface device, the Surface Go is portable, affordable and ideal for workers working in the community, going from appointment to appointment. In tablet mode it’s a great tool for sharing educational videos and other content with patients, as well as securely accessing patient documents and collect e-signatures then and there, when used with the Surface Pen.  

By utilising Teams, healthcare professionals can bring specialists into the conversation with a patient whilst they’re at an appointment, and communicate with their colleagues including joining meetings, wherever they are. Attach a type cover easily to help add detailed information for reports or documents as needed.

Importantly, it’s easy to sanitise and can be combined with a durable case for additional protection. And the last thing you need is your battery giving up in the middle a task when you're out and about, so you’ll keep your team happy with a battery that lasts all day1

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As experts in their field they are in demand, whether guiding their team, treating patients, or working with peers to share knowledge; but they also still need to complete office tasks wherever they are.


My device needs

  • Managing a team of healthcare professionals
  • Working with other specialists to determine the best treatment plans
  • Staying on top of essential office admin 
  • Recording and keeping patients’ PII absolutely secure
  • Works at desk and on the go
  • Can help better engage with colleagues and peers
  • Empower sharing and review of medical models in a unified, collaborative space 
  • Capture electronic signatures right on the spot
  • Deliver enterprise-grade protection for patients’ PII


Recommended Surface device: Surface Pro 7 for Business

This ultra-light, versatile and powerful 2-in-1 adapts to working at desk or on the ward, and by utilising the Surface Pen, reduces time spent on office tasks by capturing patient notes, giving approvals and authorising prescriptions wherever they are. Patient records are kept safe and secure but accessible using OneDrive.

It’s also flexible, quite literally, and in tablet mode can be flipped, rotated and zoomed intuitively to make assessing medical scans or images easier. For sharing medical expertise, it works seamlessly with the Surface Hub 2S interactive whiteboard to share information and collaborate with peers wherever they are, and assist with working out a suitable patient treatment plan. 

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Working at the front-line of patient care, Nurses have to juggle spending time with patients with a variety of other tasks that keep the ward running.


My device needs

  • Providing patients with personalised care and support
  • Staying productive on the move
  • Updating patient records accurately and securely
  • Reacting quickly in the event of an emergency
  • Easily be carried around all day 
  • Connect her to doctors and colleagues quickly
  • Double as both a laptop and a tablet to run EHR apps
  • Be sanitized easily and survive a fall


Recommended Surface device: Surface Go with Microsite 365

By using the Surface Go Nurses can be more productive, saving time that can then be spent with patients. The lightweight design means it’s easy to take when working away from the desk, so notes can be updated on the go, patient information and charts viewed securely in high definition, and educational information and interactive content shared live with patients that can help with better outcomes for many conditions.

Add a Surface Pen to enable e-signatures to be taken which reduces paper admin and consider charging stations to ensure that no matter how busy, the tech is ready to support the nurse team as they monitor, treat and care for patients.

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Did you know that with Microsoft Surface organisations need 5% fewer PCs, 8% fewer desktops, and 10% fewer tablets? That's one finding from research from Forrester, distilled into a playbook all about what matters most to healthcare.

Find out how to get the '21 things you didn't know about Surface' playbook here 



1. Surface Go: Up to 9 hours of battery life for local video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in June 2018 using preproduction Intel®Pentium® Gold Processor 4415Y, 128GB, 8GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.


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