Apple Purchase Portal for Connect Care Physicians

We previously posted about things to consider when selecting a personal mobile device for physician use with the Connect Care clinical information system (CIS). We also posted about a new arrangement between Apple and Alberta Health Services to provide enterprise support for clinicians using Apple devices with the CIS.

We are now pleased to confirm availability of a physician purchase portal for Apple devices. The available devices are selected for their fit to rounding and other workflows where personal computing can be most helpful. An exception is iPhones, since both pricing and support is better had through one's mobile phone and wireless services provider.

CIS-ready tablet and notebook computers purchased through the portal are backed by extended enterprise AppleCare support at no additional cost.
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1 comment:

  1. We have observed that the (trial) Apple Device Purchase Portal has not proved as helpful as hoped.

    The portal vendor, Compugen, does not appear to be offering prices significantly better than what is available directly through Apple (esp with institutional or academic discounts). We are not fully confident that enterprise AppleCare is significantly different from personal AppleCare.

    Physicians should check the portal against Apple's online store, any applicable discounts, and University and AHS employee purchase programs.

    The Physician Manual has been updated.


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