How To Mount Computers On Walls And Arms

How To Mount Computers On Walls And Arms

There are many uses for medical PCs in the hospital. They can be used to keep track of medical records, keep track of pharmacy inventory, and help lab technicians in their work. But there isn’t always room in every hospital for a full desk setup that some medical PCs require. Tangent computers differ in this regard. Your IT team can mount these computers in nearly any situation, giving your doctors and nurses the computing power they need from anywhere in the hospital.

Why You Should Mount Your PCs

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M24T Medical Computer

Mounting PCs isn’t just for looks. Many hospitals have had to ration not only their medical supplies during this pandemic, but also their square footage. Mounting your computers to walls eliminate the need for full desk setups, and can save valuable space. Of course, your medical PCs will need to be touchscreen in order to be usable when mounted. But nearly every medical grade computer from Tangent is fully mountable. The M24T features both a touchscreen and the ability to be mounted.

How To Mount PCs On Walls

In order to mount a PC onto a wall, you’ll need a VESA mounting system. VESA is one of the most common universal mounting standards currently used, and there are many systems to choose from. Some mounts offer the ability to turn or swivel the medical PC attached to it, offering more versatility.  

Once you have found a system that meets your needs, you’re staff will need to do the following steps:

  1. Find a location to mount your medical PCs
  2. Use a stud finder to find the studs in the desired location 
  3. Place the mounting system over the studs and mark where your drill holes will need to be
  4. Drill out the holes
  5. Screw in the mount
  6. Attach the adjoining mount plate to your computer
  7. Affix the computer to the mount

Just like that, your hospital is outfitted with fully mounted medical computers.

How To Mount Medical PCs On Arms

Mounting your hospital’s medical PCs onto arms is just as easy. Arms can be used to move computers to many points in a room. Many arms already feature standard VESA mounting. In these cases, the installation is as easy as screwing the mounting plate onto the medical PC and then affixing the computer to the mount. In some cases, an adapter plate may be needed to convert the arm’s system to a VESA one. 

Tangent: The Best Mountable PCs

Saving space doesn’t have to mean sacrificing usability. With Tangent medical PCs, doctors and nurses can fully utilised their computers from anywhere in the hospital. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

Best All-In-One Medical Computers For Healthcare

Best All-In-One Medical Computers For Healthcare

The pandemic has hit hospitals hard, and continues to do so. Doctors and nurses have had to prioritize which patients receive care in some parts of the country, rationing their supplies and time. During these times, doctors need reliable equipment that they can depend on. All-in-one medical computers help doctors and nurses multitask and use their time efficiently in the hospital. 

All-In-One Medical Computers With Touchscreens

Many people assume that computers need a full setup to function. They think that a keyboard, large desk, and a mouse are all critical components to using a computer. But this doesn’t have to be the case with the right all-in-one medical computers. All-in-one computers have the distinct advantage of being fully usable without any peripherals compared to traditional computers. 

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

Take the M24t for instance. The M24T features a robust, 24 inch touchscreen. Doctors, nurses, and medical assistants can use this touchscreen in much the same way they use their own cellphones. The M24T’s intuitive design means that it can be used without needing a large desk setup as well. A keyboard and mouse are only optional, not mandatory with this all-in-one medical computer.

The M24T can also be mounted in a variety of situations because of its design. It can be mounted to walls, robotic arms, and small desks that would not normally fit larger computers. 

Antimicrobial In Nature

All-in-one medical computers from Tangent have another advantage over others: their antimicrobial coating. Every medical computer from Tangent comes equipped with a coating that mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens across its surfaces. This coating promotes a safer healthcare environment.

The touchscreens of Tangent all-in-one medical computers feature IP ratings for water resistance. This means that workers can clean them with traditional cleaning detergents commonly used in the hospital without damaging the unit.

Healthcare Made Easy With Tangent

Tangent strives to help hospitals create clean and safe working environments for doctors and nurses. Their line of all-in-one medical computers is just one way they help meet this goal. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

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4 Uses For Medical PCs In The Hospital

The pandemic threw hospital budgets into disarray last year. Elective surgeries were cancelled, and hospitals had to make tough decisions about where to make cuts. Major equipment purchases may have been stalled or delayed. While the pandemic has continued on this year, your hospital cannot afford to delay acquiring vital new equipment like medical PCs. Medical PCs can help your hospital in more ways than you might think, and can help your hospital emerge from the pandemic on solid ground.

Medical PCs In The Pharmacy

Medix T13

Pharmacies are critical components of any hospital. Doctors prescribe treatments to patients, but it is ultimately the Pharmacy that delivers the medicine them. Medical grade computers can elevate the productivity of these spaces. Pharmacists can use medical grade computers to keep better track of inventory, look up drug information, and as a point-of-sale system. This three-in-one approach can reduce the amount of equipment your pharmacists need to do their job. Medical PCs like the Medix T13 even come with an optional barcode scanner and stand to help your workers do their job.

Creating A Cleaner Hospital

Medical computerss from Tangent also have a distinct advantage over other computers: their antimicrobial coating. This coating mitigates the growth of bacteria and other pathogens on the computers surface. Doctors and nurses can use a Tangent medical PC without worrying about the potential effects of cross contamination. This coating, combined with regular cleanings, can help produce a safer working environment.

Medical PCs For Electronic Health Records

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

Doctors and medical assistants need fast and reliable access to electronic health records. Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent features M.2 solid state drives which are exponentially faster than traditional hard drives. Because of these drives, the M24T can run and load electronic health record software at much faster speeds than other computers.

Medical Computers For Nursing Stations

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Tangent Medix M8

Nurses need stations to do their clerical work. Sometimes however, seats and computers may be filled by other nurses. Some well placed M8 medical PCs from Tangent can solve this conundrum. M8 medical PCs have all the power and capabilities of traditional computers, in a compact form. M8 tablets can serve as spare computer for your nurses when no available desks are present.

Multipurpose Machines From Tangent

Tangent offers a variety of medical PCs designed for multiple applications throughout the hospital. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

Best Medical Grade PCs

Best Medical Grade PCs For Hospitals

Hospitals have dealt with a variety of new problems in the last few years. Worsening natural disasters and the pandemic have changed the healthcare landscape. Hospitals can no longer rely on many of the protocols that have kept them afloat in the past. They have had to adapt to these new challenges, creating new and improved workflows and procedures. However, their equipment may still be lacking. New medical grade PCs can help your hospital in both the present and future.

E24B: Built For The Best And Worst Case Scenarios

E22B and E24B from Tangent: built for emergency room use
E24B from Tangent

Natural disasters like Hurricane Ida are becoming more frequent. In New Orleans, the only people with power after the storm were those with generators. Hospitals in this area have been preparing for Hurricanes since the devastation of Katrina, with some even designing their hospitals’ first floor to be able to flood without damaging essential services. Generators play an important role in these preparations as well, but can only provide so much power for so long. 

Medical grade PCs like the E24B can help alleviate the power consumption of your hospital while on generator power. The E24B comes equipped with three hot-swap batteries. Together, these batteries allow the E24B to run on a 24/7 basis when regularly swapped out. These batteries can also serve as a backup power solution during blackouts, keeping the medical grade PC running without straining your hospital’s grid.

M24T: Fast And Safe

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M24T Medical Grade PC

Hospitals have had to up their sanitary game in the last year. Regular cleanings of all common areas have become more frequent, alongside an increased use in hand sanitizer. But what about the equipment your staff works with on a daily basis? Is every surface being cleaned as much as it should be?

Medical grade PCs like the M24T from Tangent are fully sanitizable. They feature IP ratings for water and dust resistance and can be cleaned with standard detergents to promote hygiene. On top of this, the M24T and all other medical grade PCs from Tangent features an antimicrobial enclosure. This enclosure mitigates the growth of bacteria across the computer’s surface, promoting a safer environment.

C24 Medical Grade PCs: Mountable Anywhere

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Medix C24

The many rooms of a hospital each come with their own limits and restrictions. Some are big and can handle a full desk or medical grade PC setup, others not so much. Medical grade PCs like the C24 from Tangent are designed to be mounted in a variety of situations. The C24 features standard VESA mounting and can be placed on medical crash carts, nursing carts, wall mounts, arm, or desk with ease. The C24 Is perfect as a versatile computer that needs to move around a room constantly.

Tangent: The Best Medical Grade PCs

When looking for quality equipment that your doctors can depend on, look no further than Tangent. Tangent offers 24/7, U.S. based technical support for all of their medical grade PCs on top of their expansive warranty. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

Easy Self-Service Kiosks For Hospital Use

How does your hospital handle patient check-ins? Often hospitals rely on medical assistants or front desk attendants to check patients in. Simple check-ins do not require taking up these worker’s time. Self-service Kiosks that utilize medical computers can help your hospital automate patient check-ins, leaving your medical staff with more time to answer patient questions, perform clerical work, and more.

Easy Patient Check-In

Self-service kiosks that use medical computers can help your patients easily and safely check-in for appointments. Using your hospital’s choice of software, your patients simply access the kiosk and enter their identifying information. The kiosk then pulls up their medical appointment information, books them in, and gives them instructions on where to go. These kiosks can also help patients by answering simple questions.

T-13 Medical Tablet From Tangent Kiosk
T-13 Medical Computer For Kiosk Use

Self-service kiosks that utilize Tangent medical computers have the added benefit of having an antimicrobial enclosure. This enclosure mitigates the growth of bacteria on the medical computer’s surfaces, creating a safer and cleaner environment.

Support Kiosks In Key Areas

Social distancing is as important as ever. Self-service kiosks reduce the amount of contact that your medical staff makes with patients. This includes areas like waiting rooms, where patients wait for their appointments. Instead of having a nurse or medical assistant on call to answer questions, a support self-service kiosk can aid patients in their questions. These kiosks can also display estimated waiting times, the latest news from your hospital, or general health tips.

T-13 Medical Grade Tablet From Tangent
T13 Medical Computer

Medical computers like the T13 from Tangent are perfect for these sorts of self-service kiosks. The T13 comes with an optional docking station so that it can stand in high-traffic areas easily.

Vendor Check-In With Self-Service Kiosks

Just like your patients, vendors can also check into your hospital using self-service kiosks. This can eliminate any potential contact between vendors and your medical staff. Delivery personnel can simply arrive at the hospital, check-in, and perform their assigned tasks.

Automate With Tangent

Healthcare has been forever changed by this pandemic in a number of ways. Make sure that your hospital is adapted to the times and continues to provide safe access to your patients. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

Medical Computers Built For Multitasking

Medical Computers Built For Multitasking

There are plenty of tasks for doctors to complete on any given day. From routine checkups to making their rounds, there is no telling how a day’s duties will transform from one moment to another. Doctors perform in a wide variety of situations, and need tools that reflect this. Tangent medical computers are built for multitasking and can help your doctors throughout their entire work day.

M24T: Wide Screen For Multiple Applications

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

There are many times when doctors will need to use multiple applications while multitasking. Having a widescreen allows them to do so while still seeing all the information they need. The M24T from Tangent features a 24 inch screen that can display multiple medical applications with ease. It also features an Intel 8th generation processor that can run these programs without lagging the computer. Ample memory also allows for background processes to run without affecting the program your doctor primarily uses.

T13: Multitasking On The Move

Medix T13

A doctor’s duties can take them all throughout the hospital during a shift. They need a medical computer that can keep up with the fast-paced reality of their job. The T13 medical computer tablet is just that. The T13 features an easy-carry handle and is drop-rated for standard falls. Doctors can check medical records, send emails, or receive test results from anywhere within the hospital. Their T13 can also act as a diagnostic tool when plugged into medical equipment and is able to function as a standard medical computer.

Medix KW Series: Many Sizes For Many Uses

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Medix KW Medical Computer

Hospital rooms come in all shapes and sizes. The amount of space that can be dedicated to a medical computer setup can vary widely. The Medix KW Series comes in 15, 19, and 22 inch models. All of these medical computers feature lightning fast components that allow your doctors to perform multitasking efficiently, while making sure to fit in any room. The KW series has 3 Built-in serial ports as well as a camera, giving doctors the ability to run multiple medical hardware at once. 

Make Multitasking Easy With Tangent 

When your doctors need to multitask, they need tools capable of transitioning between tasks on a dime. Medical computers from Tangent are built to be used in nearly every hospital environment. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

Digital Literacy In Hospitals

Digital Health Literacy: Why It Matters For Hospitals

Hospital administrators have always been concerned with digital health literacy since medical computers were introduced into the workplace. The pandemic has only exacerbated these concerns. According to the World Health Organization, digital health literacy is defined as, “the ability to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic sources and apply the knowledge gained to addressing or solving a health problem.” While doctors, nurses, and all medical staff have no doubt gone through digital training, the same cannot be said for their patients.

Patients cannot be left out of the digital health literacy conversation, especially now. Countless at-risk patients rely on hospitals for their healthcare, but not all of them can regularly visit their local provider due to the pandemic. More senior patients may struggle with telehealth appointments. It is up to hospitals to ensure that their patients are able to easily and safely access the medical information they need.

Digital Health Literacy: Offer An Easy Online Health Portal

72% of US adult internet users seek out medical information online according to the WHO. While there is no doubt quality healthcare information on the internet, there is no substitute for a doctor’s first hand opinion. Create a health portal for your patients that contains articles and information. This portal can include tips on living healthy, as well as answers to some of the most common medical questions. Doctors and nurses can regularly update this portal. Include easy links in these pages for your patients to contact their doctors with further questions.

Give Patients Multiple Language Options

Many patients are digitally savvy, but not every patient speaks English as their first language. Patients may be more averse to seeking out the care they need via telehealth appointments if they are unsure how to even set one up. Create clearly demarcated buttons across your website to change the language. Include languages that are common to your area and the whole of the country.

Host Workshops For Digital Averse Patients

Your more senior patients may struggle with the basics of using their computers, such as using a mouse to interact with objects on screen. Hosting small workshops may greatly bolster their attempts at using computers for medical reasons. These workshops can go over the basics of using a computer to access medical information, digital health literacy, and appointments online.

Digital Health Literacy: Ensure Doctors Know Their Patients’ Limits

Doctors, through no fault of their own, project a sense of authority. It comes with the position. However, this projection of authority can make asking questions difficult for some patients. Have your doctors ask their patients if they know how to access telehealth appointments. Some may be averse to admitting the bounds of their digital health literacy at first. But together, your doctors and patients can make a healthcare plan that fits both these times and future ones.

Bridge The Digital Divide With Tangent

The digital divide doesn’t have to affect healthcare. Ensure that your patients are up to date on their digital health literacy so that their treatments can continue. Tangent is here to help ensure that your doctors can likewise access patient information, perform telehealth appointments, and more on their medical computers. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

Tangent medical computers for medical imaging

Medical Computers For Medical Imaging

Medical imaging has been one of the premier medical advancements of the last century. Doctors can utilize x rays, MRI machines, and tests to get a look inside a patient’s body. These processes have led to better diagnostic capabilities and a more precise medical process. But these imaging technologies are only as good as the equipment they are connected to. Your doctors need the right medical computers to receive medical imaging files, and Tangent has them.

Medical Imaging Made Easy

Medical imaging typically requires a device such as an MRI or xray machine. These machines do the heavy lifting of creating images for your doctors to investigate. But the medical computer that displays these images is equally important.

Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent come equipped with a wide touchscreen. Your doctors can use this screen to get a full and clear view of the medical image they are parsing. 

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

The touchscreen also allows your doctors to enhance and zoom in on images to get a closer look. The M24T’s SSD combined with its 8th generation Intel processor ensure that your doctors can manipulate and study these medical images without lag.

Better Diagnostics 

Medical computers also have the ability to send and receive medical images with ease. Once a file has been transferred to a medical computer, your medical staff can send it to any other point in the hospital. 

For instance, let’s say a nurse is drawing blood. They then send the blood to the lab for testing. The test results can easily be sent via a medical computer right back to the doctor that ordered them. The doctor can then parse the test results and make accurate decisions.

This is also true for medical images from MRI or xray machines. In both cases, doctors are able to quickly send results to patients, lab technicians, or other doctors for second opinions. They can also order print outs for physical viewing.

Safe and Sanitary Medical Computers

Medical computers from Tangent like the E24B all feature antimicrobial coatings. These coatings prevent harmful bacteria from proliferating on the surface of the medical computer. 

E22B and E24B from Tangent: built for emergency room use
E24B from Tangent

This means that while your doctors are using their computer for medical imaging, they won’t have to worry about potentially spreading germs on it. The fully washable screens of Tangent computers are IP rated for water resistance, and can handle regular cleanings.

Improve With Tangent Medical Computers

Tangent medical computers are designed to help doctors do their tasks, whatever they may be. When it comes to medical imaging,  they can help doctors make clear and concise treatment decisions. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

Tangent medical computers: 5 uses

5 Uses For Medical Computers

It may seem like the uses of medical computers mirror those of traditional computers, and that the two are interchangable. They both send emails, can handle spreadsheets, and can access the internet. But the uses of medical computers are far more exact and tailored to the hospital environment. Here are five of the top uses for medical computers.

Medical Imaging With Medical Computers

Medical imaging requires the use of complex machinery like X-ray, ultrasound, and MRI Machines. Hospital staff nearly always need a reliable medical computer in order to operate these machines. Tangent medical computers like the M24T feature a lightning fast NVMe SSD. This allows the medical computer to load medical imaging software in a snap, and perform tasks as fast as your machinery will allow.

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

Telehealth Appointments

The pandemic continues to make clear the importance of telehealth appointments in the medical space. These appointments allow patients who may struggle to reach the hospital a quick and convenient way to get the medical care they need. Tangent computers all feature front facing cameras. These cameras are perfect for giving your patients the face-to-face time with their doctors that they need.

Patient Monitoring

Just as medical computers can help your doctors connect with patients, they can also help them to monitor important medical information. Remote monitoring technology coupled with Tangent computers can allow your doctors to receive real time information from their patients. They can then use this data to recommend treatments, call patients in for emergency care, and generally help patients in a way not possible before.

Medical Computers For Surgery Procedures

Surgery rooms need to be sterile, and traditional computers can detract from a room’s sanitation. They can become breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and also circulate dusty air throughout the room. Tangent medical computers like the E24B feature an antimicrobial enclosure that mitigates the growth of harmful bacteria. They also come with a fanless cooling system to keep your computers from circulating air. 

Tangent E24B Medical Grade Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Rapid Electronic Health Records Access

Your doctors need to be able to access their patient’s information quickly. The same NVMe SSD slot that Tangent computers feature can also be used to store Electronic Health Record software. This allows the software to boot up and load files quickly and accurately.

Choose Tangent

There are plenty of use cases for medical computers in the hospital. But not every medical computer is built equally. Tangent goes to great lengths to ensure that each medical computer by them is built to last in a medical environment. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today. 

Telehealth

Tele-Health, Tele-Medicine, and Tele-Patient Appointments On Medical Computers

This pandemic has not only changed the way healthcare operates, but also how it is delivered. Virtual appointments were scarce before 2020, often used as an auxiliary option for patients. Now nearly any appointment that can be done online is. Tele-health, Tele-medicine, Tele-patient appointments all play increasingly important roles in the hospital.

Despite their similar names, these types of virtual appointments couldn’t be any more different.

Tele-health On Medical Computers

Sometimes an appointment revolves simply around a doctor needing to speak with their patient. This could be for an annual checkup, or even a screener interview to see if further medical attention is needed. Tele-health is perfect for these instances.

For tele-health appointments, doctors use their medical computer as a virtual phone. This allows them to connect with patients face-to-face, while also having their medical records on hand.

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

The Medix 24T from Tangent comes with a built-in, front-facing camera. This high resolution camera is perfect for tele-health appointments and allows patients to see their doctors with the utmost clarity.

What Is Tele-medicine 

Tele-medicine takes the practical applications of tele-health one step further. In addition to patients having face-to-face time with their doctors, they also receive treatment. Treatment options with tele-medicine can vary, but are made increasingly easier with the right medical computers.

Nearly all of Tangent’s medical computers feature front facing cameras to capture your doctor during tele-medicine appointments. These same medical computers can be used with remote monitoring equipment at your patient’s homes, directly feeding virtual information to your doctors.

Tele-medicine can also include remote wound treatment, where doctors carefully explain over a medical call how to perform a vital operation. This could entail an emergency surgery, or a routine medical equipment adjustment. In either case, having a high-resolution camera to capture all of the details being presented is central to your doctors’ success.

Tele-Patient: Virtual Visitors

Tele-patient appointments are the most unique among the three virtual visits. They can include services from both tele-health and tele-medicine appointments, but with the added benefit of visitors.

Patients are allowed and encouraged to have other family members or caretakers present during tele-patient appointments. These visitors can either be in the same room as the patient, or use their own computer to login from a distance. 

T-13 Medical Tablet From Tangent
T-13 Medical Tablet From Tangent

Tele-patient appointments offer a way for patients to feel at ease and cared for during these difficult times. They also promote social distancing while still allowing for quality healthcare.

Virtual Appointments With Tangent

The pandemic is in a star of limbo, where it’s unclear when its effects will dwindle. While the pandemic will surely pass, virtual appointments are here to stay. Hospitals need the best medical computers for their doctors to perform these visits. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.