Empire Software is a manufacturer and retailer of Tablet PC based electronic medical records (EMR) software programmes. Its 'Nucleus' product is an example of software running on Tablet PCs intended to cater for hospitals, clinics, and private physician practices.
The 'Nucleus' software is installed on site, and the company claims that it is suitable for any size of organization. Modular in design, it medical best practice was taken into account by its creators. Handwriting recognition software features in 'Nucleus', and the company asserts compatibility with common Microsoft applications.
A drawback of 'Nucleus' is that it is a proprietary single platform application written solely for the Tablet PC. This reduces flexibility in both hardware platform and operating system deployment, meaning that each user must have the Tablet PC Operating system with its requirement for dedicated hardware.