Surface Pro 3 Enjoys Great Response From Healthcare Industry, Microsoft Announces UPMC As An Early Adopter

Surface Pro 3 UMPC

Microsoft previously announced that Seattle Children’s Hospital have committed to purchasing and deploying Surface Pro 3 inside their organization. Apart from it, Avanade, BMW Group, The Coca-Cola Company and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy have already committed to purchasing and deploying Surface Pro 3. Surface Pro 3 allows these organizations the complete laptop experience with the power to run all the Windows software they need, including the full Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud. Today, Microsoft announced that UPMC has chosen to deploy 2000 Surface Pro 3 devices for use with their innovative Convergence application to give their physicians quick access to the most important information they need about every patient they see. Microsoft touts that health care customers are loving Surface Pro 3 over others.

Like its predecessor, Surface Pro 3 was designed to be a Clinical Grade device–designed from the ground up to ensure maximum performance and usability for healthcare workers. From powerful Intel CoreTM processors to enterprise level data security to the ability be sanitized between patient encounters, clinical grade devices promise the performance, reliability, and security that are required to help caregivers be as productive as they can be while ensuring the highest quality of patient care.  Before deploying tablets in your organization, it’s important to make sure the devices you’re considering are clinical grade.

They are choosing Surface Pro 3 because of its following characteristics,

  • The new, larger 12.1” display delivers more screen real estate for clinicians to access the data-intensive interfaces found in many full electronic medical records (EMR) software packages—versus forcing them to use stripped-down “apps”.
  • The improved multi-position Kickstand provides the perfect angle for pen input, without interfering with patient interaction.
  • The lighter and thinner Surface Pro 3 allows for greater mobility for clinicians as they make their rounds in the facility or travel between locations—and eliminate valuable time otherwise spent logging in and out of several stationary devices throughout the day.
  • The new Surface Pro 3 Pen facilitates enhanced clinical note taking, while improving the experience accessing busy EMR application interfaces on a mobile device.
  • Surface Pro 3’s increased battery life means that healthcare providers never have to leave their patients to tend to their device.
  • The new range of Intel CoreTM processor options on Surface Pro 3 are designed to support all types of healthcare workers—from the limited needs of part-time caregivers to the most graphically-intensive PACS users.

Read more about it from Surface blog.

Pre-order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today.


    UPMC = University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Would have been nice to have included that in the article so we would know what/where UPMC is.

    • JamesSB

      They also forgot to mention they dumped iPads for the Surface Pro. Here’s their statement, “We originally spent about a year trying to develop the application on the iPad. What we found was that it was not going to work in the enterprise setting.”

  • NegLewis

    OMFG – Red, Yellow, Cyan + Other? Just that?
    A single drop-down menu?

    I was expecting something like a… more options… a canvas … something…else.

    • Kruegerman

      Dafuq are you talking about?

  • tomakali

    In the past when windows xp is launched there were almost no sensor based inputs all the major communications were through PS2/USB inputs

    Now in this IOT days of future shouldnt Microsoft Release OS highly optimized for Industry?


    Microsoft Surface/Windows HealthCare

    with embedded HR sensor, Xray imaging or communicating sensors, Nano data/media streaming sensors etc

    Microsoft Surface/Windows Education

    with embedded NLP sensors, NUX, projections, holographics, 3d touch, barometer, geological sensors etc

    Microsoft Surface/Windows Technology

    with embedded optonics sensor + kit, kinect based something, etc

    Microsoft Surface/Windows Universal OS

    you know, its really great that Windows is a Universal computing platform

    but i think its easy for the people to grow their expertise if they grow in specific platform in early adaption age and then move on to Universal OS

    I have a friend who is a Doctor. I used to excite her with “Wow here it is… the awesome windows 8.1” and shes like “whats the difference?”

    I use 5% of my time on facebook and email on computers and 25% of my time on FB and email on my mobile and rest of my time staring on my medical instrument.

    thats when i realized how irrelevant Windows is to a Medico.

    When we get excited about VR/Google Glass/Kinect/Oculus Rift

    Medicos dont have something to get excited about like, “oh thats awesome now i can see the bacteria on your nose with my mobile”