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Physician Workstation on Wheels (WOW)

Device applications:

  • For use by medical staff in clinical areas where dictation/charting/order entry is required in the moment
  • Use where mobility is required
  • Provides mobile workspace

Key Characteristics

  • Mobility: allows charting in the moment.
  • Dragon microphone and software support dictation.
  • Device meets minimum requirements to run standard clinical applications.
  • Cart and computer meet infection prevention and control (IPAC) requirements.
  • Adjustable cart and mount meets ergonomic requirements.
  • Hot-swappable batteries support full-shift use.

Identified Workflows

  • Hospitalist
  • Emergency room physician (ERP)
  • Surgeon
  • Other dictation roles

Not considered appropriate for -

  • Bio-medical device support
  • Medicine distribution
  • Non-clinical roles

Specific Device Assessment Considerations

Physical Requirements



Occupational Health and Safety Requirements

  • Height adjustable so surface is up to 50.5″ above floor
  • Screen adjustable between 11″ and 18″ above surface

Infection Prevention and Control

  • Can be cleaned using alcohol wipes on screens and accelerated hydrogen peroxide (AHP) wipes on other equipment surfaces

Medication Safety / Pharmacy Requirements


Physical Security Requirements


Operational Requirements

  •  Supports user-replaceable hot-swap of batteries to enable full-shift power

IT Security and Privacy Requirements

Device Specifications - Computer

Current Model Tangent T22B V3
Base Attributes
Minimum Processor / Cores i7-8550U
Memory 16GB
Resolution 1920x1080 (22")
Storage 256GB
Operating system support Windows 10 LTSx / SAC
Software Support
Windows applications / Proprietary software / Connections to virtual applications Windows applications, web-based applications. virtual applications
Network Connectivity
Wired / WiFi / Cellular WiFi
Connectors (with count)
USB-A / USB-C / Serial
Embedded Screens
Maximum Number of External Screens
Internal Peripheral Support
Long PCIe Cards (for connecting microscopes, etc.) N
Tap card reader Integrated
External Peripherals
Keyboard Washable
Mouse Washable
Camera N/A
Tap card reader Integrated
Barcode scanner -- Tethered / Bluetooth / Integrated
AC / Battery / Hot-swappable Batteries Hot-swappable batteries
Battery Life
4 hours / 8 hours / 12 hours
Washability / IPAC
IP67 (water resistant) / Virox Wipe compatible / UV cleaning / Other
Direct / Remote Remote
Active Directory / Local Account Active Directory
Support Characteristics
Local support / Dispatch support / Vendor shipping support / No support Local and dispatch support
Same day / Next day / Next business day / Best effort Same day / Next business day
Sparing during repair / Whole unit exchange / No sparing Sparing
Calibration support
Printing Requirement
Wired / Wireless