Mobile hospital workstations may soon rival the intelligence of the doctors and nurses using them.

Emerson InterMetro, a leading manufacturer and supplier of storage and transport products for the food service, commercial products and healthcare industries, is working with AT&T and its machine-to-machine (M2M) capabilities to create “smart” mobile workstations that allow caregivers to access treatment information and update patient medical records at the patient’s bedside. The connected mobile workstations will send updates and alerts when systems are in need of service and are enabled to receive software updates remotely when needed.

“We are proud to be working with AT&T to mobilize and improve patient care with smart workstations,” said Rob Sobie, vice president, healthcare solutions at Emerson’s InterMetro business. “We expect these smart workstations can also help hospitals streamline workflow and reduce costs by moving vital information to where it is needed, when it is needed in the caregiving process.”

If you are in the healthcare segment, let us know what other use cases do you see where M2M can make a difference?