Hospitals are home to a variety of medical practices, each with their own unique needs. Each practice has a number of rooms that house specialty equipment. Equipping your hospital with medical computers that can be adapted to these specialty situations can be a challenge. But with Tangent medical computers, your hospital’s workstations can be easily configured for every unique need.
One area that your hospital’s workflow may need improvement in is its Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing. MRIs are vital for multiple areas of the hospital, and their speed and accuracy can affect multiple patients. Creating a better MRI workflow can help your hospital be a more productive workplace.
MRI Scanning With Medical Computers
MRIs are a common, noninvasive test that are used widely. MRIs can help doctors diagnose potentially life threatening conditions quickly and safely. Of course, the actual MRI machine is only one half of the equation. Doctors need a dependable medical computer workstation to access and view MRI scans.
With medical computers like the M24T from Tangent, Doctors can have an MRI workstation like no other. The M24T features a lightning fast NVMe storage system. NVMe systems can be up to 30 times faster than traditional disk-based storage computers. The M24T can open and load MRI scans in a snap with this NVMe storage.
The M24T also comes equipped with a washable touch screen. This touchscreen allows doctors to easily manipulate and transform the MRI scan they are looking at. Doctors can intuitively use their fingers to enlarge certain areas of a scan for a better look, or easily compare one scan to another.
Create A Better Hospital With Tangent
Creating a better functioning hospital starts with analysing the areas that can be streamlined. MRIs are a vital tool for every hospital, and their efficiency can affect a number of other areas. Make sure that your doctors are equipped with medical computer workstations that are not only designed for the hospital, but for your doctors as well. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.
The end of the pandemic is within reach. Over 50% of adults in the U.S. have been vaccinated, and the number continues to climb each day. Many states have begun easing restrictions or set new targets to meet. In either case, a sense of normalcy is within reach. But just because the pandemic is coming to an end does not mean the medical community can be any less vigilant.
Until the pandemic is fully stamped out across the globe, hospitals and medical centers need to retain their covid playbooks. But they also need to think about the future of healthcare at the same time.
Medical computers can play a key role in both areas, helping hospitals continue their pandemic policies while being versatile tools in the post-pandemic world.
Medical Computers During The Pandemic
There’s no doubt that your doctors and nurses have regularly used their medical computers before the pandemic began. But starting last year, the ways in which they rely on these medical devices has drastically shifted.
Medical computers served as clerical devices in the pre-pandemic hospital, allowing doctors quick and easy access to medical records. They also helped doctors make diagnoses, communicate, and more.
But with the pandemic, these medical computers became indispensable. The patients most at-risk for infection were no longer able to go into hospitals, despite being the ones who rely on medical care the most. That’s where telehealth options came in, allowing doctors and patients to connect remotely via video chats.
Medical computers allowed patients who relied on their doctors for their health to continue their regular meetings in a virtual manner. Both hospitals and patients have seen the benefits of telehealth, and it’s gearing up to be a permanent part of many hospital’s offerings.
Tangent’s medical computers have been designed for telehealth services since long before the pandemic. Most models come standard with a built-in webcam and microphone. In addition, their tactile touch screens allow doctors to easily check on medical records, emails, and more throughout calls.
The Medix T13: Built For Every Role
Medical devices have played a critical role in providing quality healthcare to millions of people throughout the pandemic. Now, they’re playing an equally important role in the vaccination process.
The Medix T13 has all the power of a medical computer in a small, portable package. Featuring a convenient carrying handle, doctors and nurses can easily transport the T13 around the hospital. This portability makes it great for vaccination clinics, allowing medical assistants to easily keep track of dosages while remaining mobile. The T13 also comes in a drop-tested, lightweight chassis. This means that no extra protective cases are needed when using the medical tablet, just pick it up and go.
But the T13 won’t stop being useful at the end of the pandemic. The T13 is able to integrate into many of your hospital’s existing workflows. There is no better medical tablet for human milk workflows than the T13.
Keeping track of expressed human milk is a breeze with T13 medical computers thanks to its built-in barcode scanner. Nurses simply take a bottle, print out and affix a label, and scan it into the system. When it comes time to deliver the milk, the nurse likewise takes the bottle out, scans it, and takes it to the NICU. They scan the corresponding baby’s band, confirm the match, and deliver the expressed milk.
The T13 is also Cerner validated and compatible with Cerner Millennium applications.
The E22B: Built For 24/7 Use
Other medical computers from Tangent are a bit more traditional in their appearance and applications. But that doesn’t mean they don’t stand out in their own unique ways. Medical computers like the E22B prove this.
The E22B is built with applications like medical carts in mind. Medical carts need to be constantly charged when equipped with traditional medical computers. This can be a hassle, and prevent your full fleet of medical carts from being used.
But with the E22B, your medical carts can run on a 24/7 basis. This is because of their hot-swap battery system. This system allows the E22B to run off two batteries while others are being charged on the charging dock. When the first batteries begin running low, simply swap them out to continue use of the E22B.
M24T: Your Doctor’s Favorite Computer
The M24T follows in the footsteps of the E22b in some ways, while also being completely unique. The M24T sports a wide 24 inch screen with a sleek bezel. This screen is also a PCAP touch screen, allowing doctors to intuitively use their computer as if they were using their own phone.
The M24T is designed to be the main workstation for doctors. It features 32 GB of RAM, allowing doctors to run multiple medical programs with ease. Doctors can easily run telemedicine software, electronic medical record software, and web browsers without their computer lagging. Advanced NVME storage takes the place of a hard drive in the M24T, allowing for the fastest possible booting and load times.
As the main workstation for your doctors, the M24T also has built in precautions. In the event of a power failure, the M24T has a built in UPS system that allows for 30 minutes of uninterrupted power. This time frame can allow your doctors to save important files and documents, as well as address critical issues before shutting down — all without affecting your hospital’s own UPS.
Medix T24B: No Outlet Needed
Some of Tangent’s medical computers are prime examples of their medical technology. The Medix T24B is one such computer, sporting a number of features in one package.
The Medix T24B also features hot-swap batteries, allowing it to run for an extended period without needing to be plugged in. This makes the T24B the perfect device for pop-up clinics, and other temporary arrangements in the hospital.
Like all of Tangent’s medical computers, the T24b features an antimicrobial coating. This coating mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on its surfaces. The coating works to protect doctors and nurses throughout their work day. With an IP rated touchscreen, the T24B is also fully washable.
Medical Computers For Today And Tomorrow
The pandemic has drastically changed the medical landscape. While the world is returning to a sense of normalcy, it will take some time for hospitals to readjust to a pandemic-free world. In the meantime, hospitals can prepare for the problems of today and tomorrow with Tangent medical computers. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.
The pandemic has affected workplaces around the country in many different ways. The medical industry in particular has seen numerous shifts. Hospitals have learned to adapt to the challenges that the pandemic has brought on, overcoming many obstacles in the process. In order to provide the quality care that their patients rely on during these times, hospitals have turned to the medical computer.
Hospitals have incorporated computers in their workflow nearly since their creation, but not every computer is built for hospital use. The pandemic has shown how vital medical computers are to medical facilities. The differences between a commercial and medical computer may seem subtle, but in practice medical computers are faster, cleaner, and more useful.
What Is A Medical Computer?
As the name suggests, a medical computer is a computer that is designed for use in the medical setting. While there is no formal definition of what a medical computer is, there are some industry standards to look out for when exploring your options. Tangent meets and exceeds these industry standards, ensuring their customers receive reliable and safe equipment.
While there are no formal standards for computers in the hospital, every medical computer needs to comply with the Medical Design Standards for Power Supplies. Generally referred to as either an IEC 60601 or UL 60601certification, these standards ensure that all electronic equipment in hospitals is safe for use around other medical equipment and patient medical devices.
These standards ensure that no electrical leakage or other potential hazards are present in every medical device. For devices that can potentially be in-use or on for extended periods of time like a medical computer, these standards are crucial. Every Tangent medical computer is UL 60601 certified for medical use, but that’s only the beginning.
Features of A Medical Computer
Ensuring that your other medical devices are safe around a medical computer is one thing, but what about your medical staff and patients? A medical computer can potentially become a breeding ground for bacteria if being used by multiple nurses, doctors, and medical assistants throughout the day. The pandemic has taught us better than to allow this.
Antimicrobial coatings are a solution to this. Each medical computer from Tangent with an antimicrobial coating mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on its surfaces. This means that your computers can go longer in-between cleanings. These computers can also help mitigate the risk of nosocomial infections throughout the hospital.
Tangent’s antimicrobial coating is only the first line of defense against pathogens in the hospital. Each medical computer from Tangent is IP rated for water resistance. This means that your cleaning staff can make use of traditional cleaning agents on their screens and other surfaces without worry of damage.
This resistance also extends to dust mitigation. Traditional computers feature fan-based cooling systems that quickly fill up with dust, leading to them needing maintenance. Tangent’s fanless cooling system creates a fully sealed housing for their computers, minimizing the amount of required maintenance needed.
The medical field is not uniform, and neither are its problems. Each situation in the hospital requires a unique approach to solving it. That’s why Tangent has designed numerous computers to meet the needs of various departments in the hospital. Here are just a few of the situations that Tangent computers can be customized for.
Electronic Medical Records
Doctors are spending more and more time filling out paperwork. Electronic medical records have thankfully digitized part of this paperwork. These records have greatly sped up the process of patient intaking, but the process can still be slow.
Pulling up and altering electronic medical records with older or faulty computers can be a frustrating and time-wasting experience for doctors. The Medix M24T medical computer goes above and beyond when displaying electronic medical records. The Medix M24T features a powerfully fast NVMe storage device. Unlike disk-based storage, NVMe makes use of solid-state memory technology to deliver lightning quick speeds up to 35 times faster.
With your hospital’s electronic medical record software stored on the M24t’s NVMe storage, your doctors can pull up patient records as fast as is currently possible.
Medical Cart Use
Medical carts are some of the most useful applications of computers in the hospital. They allow nurses to shift vital resources around the hospital with ease. But one of the hassles that comes with medical cart use is their downtime.
It can seem as though for every medical cart being used in the hospital, there’s another out of service while it charges. While necessary, putting your entire medical cart out of commission while waiting for a battery to charge seems counterintuitive. This process effectively halves the number of available medical carts at any given time.
Tangent has alleviated this issue with their line of computers featuring hot-swap battery technology. The E22B medical computer is one such device. The E22B comes standard with three rechargeable batteries. When equipped on a medical cart, the E22B allows for constant use. Simply plug two batteries into the medical computer, and have the third one charge on the charging dock.
With a simple battery rotation, your medical cart rotation ceases to exist.
Hospitals do sometimes need general computer platforms. Your hospital may need fully customizable computers. Hospitals are versatile places after all. Tangent has multiple medical computers built for customization and to be deployed throughout the hospital.
Take the T13 medical computer for instance. This sleek medical device features an RFID reader and barcode scanner. With these tools equipped, operations like medication witnessing can become a breeze. Instead of having to remember long and complex passwords, nurses can simply assign their passcode to their badge and scan in their code.
Human milk workflows can benefit from the T13’s barcode scanner. Nurses can keep track of expressed milk with convenient barcodes, from the mother to fridge and eventually to the baby.
Upgrade Your Hospital Today
Your hospital has no doubt gone through numerous changes brought on by the pandemic. Your medical staff have learned to adapt to new challenges daily, and have come to depend on their medical equipment. The world will forever be changed even after vaccine distribution brings us back to a semblance of normality. The medical industry’s reliance on computers won’t subside, but rather increase.
The needs of each hospital are ever changing. A workflow that worked last year may not the next. This pandemic has shown that hospitals need the ability to adapt at a moment’s notice. Hospitals can easily adapt to new circumstances with Tangent all-in-one medical computers.
Tangent medical computers are designed to be customizable for any use that hospitals may require.
Checking Electronic Health Records From Anywhere With All-In-One Medical Computers
Nurses and Doctors often have to be in two places at once. Running around the hospital leaves little time for medical professionals to catch up on corresponde. Vital communications about patient conditions, medical records, and more can potentially go unnoticed during your doctor’s rounds.
Medical professionals can stay connected from anywhere in the hospital with all-in-one medical computers like the T13 from Tangent. The T13 is designed for use on the go. It’s lightweight and durable frame is drop resistant, while its ergonomic handle allows for easy carrying.
Doctors and nurses can use the T13 all-in-one medical computer to check emails, update patient health records, and more all while on the move.
Medical Cart Computers
All-in-one medical computers are designed to meet many demands, including those of medical carts. Medical carts need dependable medical computers that are capable of running numerous programs at once. Many medical carts employ standard medical computers that require time to charge in between uses.
Tangent all-in-one medical computers can be utilized on a 24/7 basis thanks to their hot-swap batteries. These batteries allow medical computers like the E24B from Tangent to run on medical carts without needing to charge. Simply swap out batteries throughout the day and never have to leave a cart charging again.
All-in-one medical computers have an advantage against other medical computers when it comes to improving workflows. Medical professionals can do more with their all-in-one because of their versatility. Nurses can use the barcode scanner and RFID reader of medical computers like the T13 to keep track of medication and more throughout the hospital.
The medical industry has made many strides in their approach to workflows to combat this pandemic. However there are still a number of areas for hospitals to improve. Communication is one such area. There are few other places where communication is as critical to outcomes as the hospital. Everything from proper diagnoses, medication, and caregiving requires clear communication throughout the hospital.
Despite this, hospitals still lag in facilitating better communication among medical staff. A study by the Ghent University Hospital found that, “There is room for improvement of both content and timeliness of written communication.” The study also concluded that written communication remains a key tool in hospitals, despite their ever growing digitization.
Hospitals have begun using medical computers for everything from telehealth appointments to medication witnessing. They can improve their internal communications in the same way by utilizing medical grade tablets.
Better Communication With Medical Tablets
Doctors and nurses are constantly on the move throughout the hospital. Their daily tasks can leave them with little downtime to sit at their desk and check their emails. This lack of time can lead to important queries going unanswered, leading to delays in treatment or frustration on the side of the sender.
Medical professionals can stay on top of their internal communications with medical tablets. Medical tablets like the T13 from Tangent are fully equipped to help keep doctors informed throughout their day. Doctors can easily check on emails and correspondence while on the move throughout the hospital. They can also check on a patient’s medical records, information, and more while on their way to check-ups.
Nurses can use the built-in barcode scanner to easily keep track of medication while administering it. Using the T13’s built-in RFID scanner, nurses can verify their badge and medication witnessing password without having to manually enter it. This secure process can save your nurses from having to remember long passwords, and allows IT to implement longer, stronger passwords system wide.
Improve Your Hospital With Tangent
Communication is key in the hospital, and Tangent is here to ensure medical staff are able to communicate in a safe and effective manner. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.
It’s been many years since congress has mandated hospitals to begin using medical computers to keep track of medical records. The resultant electronic medical records (EMRs) softwares that have emerged have been a productivity boom for the medical industry. EMRs are a safe and quick way for doctors to record and observe their patient’s medical information from anywhere in the hospital. This mobility has made EMRs an indispensable tool in every hospital.
Other workflows in your hospital can also benefit from enhanced mobility. Medical carts specifically are already mobile, but can see an increase in their efficiency when equipped with Tangent medical computers.
Better Medical Record Updating
Nurses have been busier than ever during this pandemic, running around the hospital to perform multiple tasks. They may find themselves in situations where they need to access medical records, but are nowhere near their medical computer workstation.
With mobile carts equipped with Tangent computers, this is no longer an issue. Nurses, doctors, and medical assistants can use the barcode scanner of medical computers like the T13 from Tangent to quickly sign in on any medical device. The T13’s barcode scanner can integrate directly into your hospital’s existing workflow, allowing for medical professionals to easily access information from anywhere within the hospital.
Sanitary And Durable Medical Computers For Medical Carts
Numerous people touch a medical computer in one day. This is especially true for computers on medical carts. Tangent medical computers are designed with an antimicrobial coating. This coating mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens across the surfaces of each Tangent medical grade computer. Take the E24B for instance. The E24B comes equipped with this antimicrobial coating, and can help reduce the rates of nosocomial infections in your hospital.
The E24B also comes standard with hot-swap battery technology. This system allows you to swap out batteries for the E24B rather than having to constantly charge it. Your medical carts will no longer have to be rotated out when their batteries get low. Simply have some batteries charging while the medical cart is out, and swap when necessary.
Mobile Carts With Modular Systems
One of the top features of mobile carts is their versatility. Mobile carts can be host to numerous add-ons depending on their usage. This modularity is greatly expanded with Tangent medical computers.
Tangent medical computers can feature barcode scanners, RFID systems, and more to complement your mobile workflows. Whatever your situation demands, Tangent has a medical computer that can do the job.
Upgrade Your Mobile Workflows With Tangent
Mobile workflows have seen a large increase in their efficiency in the last 20 years. But these increases don’t have to slow down. Your hospital can continue to see increases in productivity with Tangent medical computers on your mobile carts. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.
Vaccinations in the U.S. have been progressing steadily for some time. But new numbers show a worrying decline in new vaccinations in the last few days. People who are reluctant or uniformed are opting to put off getting vaccinated for many reasons. While hospitals cannot address every one of their patient’s concerns, there are ways to make getting vaccinated appealing to the public. Hospitals can update their vaccination station logistics to make getting vaccinated a quick and easy process for patients.
Creating Faster Vaccination Clinics
One of the slowest parts of the vaccination process is having your Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) go over the five rights. Going over the five rights is crucial to ensuring that your hospital remains HIPAA compliant. These rights are: the right patient, the right time, the right dose, the right medicine, the right route.
It is crucial that LVNs go over these rights every time they administer medication to patients. But using old medical computers can make this process a hassle. LVNs have to do this process for every patient, even though the injection process takes just a fraction of this time.
Using lightning fast Tangent medical grade computers, LVNs can go over the 5 rights in far less time. Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent come equipped with a fully santizable touchscreen. This touchscreen allows LVNs to quickly and easily access medical records without using a keyboard or mouse.
With less time spent on their medical computer, LVNs can spend more time putting needles into arms. This can save a large amount of time over the course of a day, allowing your vaccination clinic to see more people in a given time frame.
Vaccinations With Tangent
Throughout this pandemic, Tangent has remained committed to helping hospitals meet and exceed their goals. Today, we’re helping hospitals and medical centers vaccinate the public and help return our world to a semblance of normality. Tangent medical computers can help your vaccination clinic immunize your community at a faster pace. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.