The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority has selected am automation solution from Mi-Co and HP for use at its main facility in Cherokee, NC.

The authority said it plans to utilize the application at some 300 other facilities nationwide later this year.

The hospital will use HP Digital Pens, Tablet PCs and mobile data capture solutions from Mi-Co.

“CIHA is a leading example of a company that recognizes effective solutions that can help ease tremendous pressure the healthcare industry is under to contain escalating costs while continually improving patient safety and the quality of patient care,” said Chuck Kinzel, director, Americas Healthcare Industry Vertical, HP, in a statement. “HP’s industry-changing technology, delivered in partnership with software innovators like Mi-Co, enables healthcare organizations to balance these often conflicting objectives.”