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Hospice of the Valley, a not-for-profit hospice based in Arizona, is deploying 450 Lenovo ThinkPad X60 and X41 Tablet PCs (Lenovo, Morrisville, NC) throughout its operations to help enhance patient care. The Lenovo Tablet PCs allow hospice staff to focus on providing the highest levels of care and support for patients and their families while providing quick and secure access to information for improved efficiency. Doctors, nurses, social workers, and admissions coordinators use the Lenovo Tablet PCs to quickly and easily access patient data, such as medical history, medications, current pain level, and other vital patient information from the database from any location on the hospice information technology network. The keyboard-to-writing slate functionality and Lenovo's Active Rotate dynamic screen rotation allow staff a more personal way of using technology to interact with patients. Lenovo's Tablet PCs work seamlessly with Cerner's Beyond Now Road Notes software (Cerner, Kansas City, MO), the organization's point-of-care software system, to provide up-to-date coordinated information for billing, scheduling, and reporting.


Lenovo Tablet PCs are capable of high-speed mobile broadband connections that provide easy access to a wireless network for hospice employees and eliminate the need for traditional WiFi hotspots. They also provide an additional layer of security with technology that encrypts each wireless transmission. The Tablet PCs are equipped with integrated fingerprint readers, which surpass traditional passwords for ease of access and security.


Hospice of the Valley is one of the nation's oldest and largest not-for-profit hospices, serving 90,000 patients and families since it was founded in 1977. Most patients are served in their own homes. For more information, visit For more information on Lenovo's Tablet PCs and services, visit