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How Medical Computers Have Revolutionized Nursing

Nurses play a number of roles in the hospital. Whereas doctors work in specialized sections of the medical field, nurses play a less standardized role. Nurses wear many hats throughout their workday. They may start the day rooming patients and end it by ensuring a patient’s new medication regimen won’t have negative interactions. Because of this, nurses need equipment that can be used in a variety of applications and situations. Modern medical computers have revolutionized nursing by offering nurses a single device that can aid them throughout their entire workday.

Recording Information Directly Onto Electronic Health Records

One of the primary duties of nurses is to ensure patient information is accurately recorded. Before the advent of medical computers, Nurses would use paper-based health records to accomplish this task. They would pull a patient’s information from an archive and add any additional notes they took during an appointment. While this system surely worked for the time, it had a number of drawbacks.

Paper-based health records were largely reliant on handwritten information, which was easily misinterpreted. A nurse also had to physically go to an archive to pull the correct file, a process that took valuable time. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) solved these problems and more by converting patient information into digital files.

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M24T Medical Computer

Now nurses can easily pull up patient information and view it nearly instantaneously. Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent have upped the speed at which nurses can view and record information on EHRs. The M24T features an M.2 solid state drive in an NVMe slot. This solid state drive slot allows for loading speeds of up to 30 times faster than traditional disk-based hard drives.

Analyze Patient Information And Diagnostic Results

Of course, accessing and viewing patient information is only one part of a nurse’s duties. They are also responsible for being the first person to view new information. Before medical computers, nurses would have to view x-rays and blood tests by hand to determine if they warranted an additional response from a doctor. This practice still exists today, but has been greatly augmented by medical computers.

Tangent E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Now nurses can instantly receive x-rays, blood test results, and lab work as soon as it is completed. Touchscreen medical computers like the E24B from Tangent allow nurses to zoom in on x-rays for closer, more accurate looks. Nurses can also quickly see which new medications are being recommended to a patient, and use the same medical computer to look up potential negative interactions. Depending on the software your hospital employs, some of these processes may even be automated for your nurses. Regardless, medical computers have transformed and optimized the role of nursing.

Revolutionize Your Hospital With Tangent Medical Computers

The duties of a nurse have remained largely the same in the last 20 years. However the ways in which these duties are accomplished has seen a shift. Medical computers allow nurses to do their jobs in an efficient and optimal manner. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Medical Grade Computers For Medical Laboratory Use

Medical laboratories are vital departments in every hospital. “Some 70 percent of health care decisions have some component of lab testing in them,” according to Diane Davis, director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Salisbury University in an interview. It is important to outfit your medical laboratories with the best equipment given how many decisions are dependent upon them. 

Microscopes and blood testing equipment are important for these facilities. But hospitals should not overlook the value that upgraded medical grade computers can bring to their laboratories. 

Blood Tests With Medical Grade Computers

Blood work and tests are one of the most common tasks that medical laboratory scientists conduct. Vials of blood were inspected by hand before the advent of medical grade computers. Now medical grade computers do the bulk of these tests. More specifically, the medical software on them. 

Tangent M24T Medical Computer

With powerful medical grade computers like the M24T, testing software can run with optimal efficiency. The M24T from Tangent features a M.2 solid state drive in an NVMe slot. This NVMe slot can reach loading speeds that are up to 30 times faster than traditional hard drive systems. With two M.2 expansion slots, there is always room for more storage in the M24T as well.

The M24T can utilize this lightning fast M.2 storage to load medical software in a quick and efficient manner, therefore helping your medical computer’s general performance. Tests can be performed easily and optimally with the M24T.

Better Communication Throughout The Hospital

Communication is crucial throughout the hospital. One misinterpretation can lead to a cascading effect of malpractice. Handwriting from doctors can be illegible at times and lead to misinterpretations. Medical grade computers solve this issue by allowing doctors and medical laboratory scientists to use their computers as notepads. 

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

Medical computer tablets like the T13 from Tangent are the perfect note taking device for medical laboratory scientists. Instead of carrying around a notepad and having to transfer notes later, they can write directly into medical software such as electronic health records. The T13 sports an easy-carry handle that adds a layer of stability while in use. Plus the adaptive touchscreen allows doctors to use it in much the same way as their own smartphones . 

The T13 allows medical laboratory scientists to deliver test results as soon as they are made available to them. This medical grade computer acts as a lightning fast communication device, allowing medical laboratory scientists to enter the wider medical network in your hospital. 

Safe and Sanitary

Most importantly, every medical grade computer from Tangent is safe for medical use. In addition to being UL 60601 certified, each medical computer sports an antimicrobial coating. This coating mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on the computer’s surfaces. The IP 65 rated front panels of Tangent medical computers do not receive damage from sanitization with traditional detergents.

Your medical laboratory is a site of vital importance to your hospital. Outfit it with the best equipment and get the best results. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

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4 Reasons Why Medical Grade Computers Are Used In The Hospital

Medical grade computers have become a staple in hospitals. Doctors use them to check up on electronic medical records, send correspondences, and make accurate diagnoses. Medical assistants and nurses use them for their clerical duties, managing inventory, and rooming patients. While the many uses of medical grade computers are thoroughly documented, some may not know why these computers specifically are used.

There are many distinct advantages that medical grade computers hold over traditional computers in the hospital. Here are four of the top reasons to use medical grade computers in the hospital. 

Antimicrobial Properties To Reduce Nosocomial Infections

Nosocomial infections are infections that are contracted from within the hospital. This may refer to a patient in recovery who comes down with the flu from exposure to a symptomatic individual. Or someone who becomes sick due to mold from within the hospital. The pandemic has shown just how serious nosocomial infections can be. Medical grade computers can help hospitals reduce the number of nosocomial infections thanks to their antimicrobial coating.

Tangent E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Medical grade computers like the E24B from Tangent feature a coating of an antimicrobial solution that mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on its surface. This allows the E24B to be used by multiple people throughout the day with a lesser risk of cross contamination than with a traditional computer. Doctors and nurses work with multiple patients in a day, and the E24B’s antimicrobial coating is just one way that they can feel safer while doing so.

Fanless Design For Cleaner Environments

Cleanliness is paramount when it comes to the surgery room. One small error and a patient can quickly end up back in the hospital after recovery. Surgeons may have to use pens and paper to take notes instead of their computer for a surprising reason: the computer’s fan. Computers use fans to cool down their internal components. But the exhaust from these fans can harbor pathogens and dust, which circulates throughout a room when expelled from the computer.

Tangent M24T Medical Computer

Medical grade computers like the M24T from Tangent feature a completely fanless cooling system. This advanced cooling system allows the M24T to maintain an ideal operating temperature without compromising the cleanliness of a surgical room. Doctors can feel confident in their notetaking with fanless medical grade computers.

UL60601-Certified For Electrical Safety

Electrical hazards are some of the most troubling in the medical setting. One wrong electrical leakage can shut down vital equipment, or lead to issues with electronic medical equipment inside a patient’s body. Every medical grade computer by Tangent is UL60601-certified for electrical safety around medical equipment of all kinds. This rating ensures that each medical grade computer only works to help patients, not harm them.

IP Rated Water And Dust Resistance 

Water and dust can easily damage the delicate components inside a computer. Having an enclosed case is one way to protect a computer. IP ratings serve to rate a computer’s sealing. Tangent medical grade computers like the T13 all feature an IP 65 rated front panel. This panel is sealed as well as dust and water resistant. This means they can be regularly cleaned with traditional disinfectants, without harming the medical grade computer.

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

Medical Grade Computers: Built For The Hospital

Your hospital is a site with many unique needs. Medical grade computers can help fulfill these needs, while maintaining the cleanliness and efficiency your hospital demands. Upgrade your facility with medical grade computers built for the hospital. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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3 Workflows That Can Be Replaced With Medical Computers

Hospitals have learned a lot from this pandemic. Doctors, nurses, and medical assistants have all adapted to and overcome numerous challenges. Hospitals themselves were the site of many rapid advancements and have been pushed up years in terms of technological advancements. Yet hospitals’ workflows remain largely unchanged since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitals should incorporate new workflows to meet the new skilled personnel and technology they employ. 

Hospitals can improve numerous workflows at once by adopting the latest medical computer technology from Tangent. Here are three that can all be accomplished with a single medical computer.

Human Milk Workflows

Keeping track of human milk has always been a necessary task in the maternity or perinatal ward. Human milk needs to be expressed, bottled, stored, and returned to the proper parent and baby multiple times a week. There is plenty of room for error in this process, but these errors can be devastating.

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

Reduce the chances of these errors occurring with Tangent medical computers. Medical computers like the T13 are built to facilitate human milk workflows. The T13 is a fully mobile medical computer, and able to move around the hospital with staff. Its medical grade antimicrobial components ensure that infection risks are fully mitigated. The T13 is also fully Cerner Validated for use with Cerner Millennium applications.

The T13’s Barcode scanner allows for easy tracking of expressed human milk. Simply attach a printed barcode label to a bottle of expressed milk, store it until it is needed, and rescan the bottle to pull up the receiving baby’s name, location, and specific dietary needs. Another scan of a baby’s wristband confirms the correct recipient, and that’s it! The T13 has built-in measures at every point of the human milk workflow to ensure that the right baby gets the right human milk.

Secure Login Capabilities With Medical Computers

Other medical computers by Tangent offer RFID and Smart Card reader capabilities. Each of these medical computers can use their scanners to solve another challenging workflow: secure logins.

IT professionals are constantly on the lookout for vulnerabilities in your hospital’s network, but the biggest risk remains your staff. Phishing attempts — where a hacker tries to get your employees to click a link in an email they link is legitimate —  are becoming more common with each passing day. These ransomware attacks cost hospitals a whopping $21 Billion last year alone.

The T24B with Hot-Swap batteries for Emergency Room use
The T24B with Hot-Swap batteries

In addition to keeping your staff informed on the latest best practices for cyber security, employing lengthy passwords throughout the hospital can reduce the risk of being hacked. With Tangent medical computers like the T24B can utilize their RFID and Smart Card readers to automatically login nurses, doctors, and medical assistants into their workstations. This allows employees to forgo remembering long, complex passwords while maintaining a high level of security.

24/7 Capable Medical Carts

Your hospital needs medical carts constantly. But medical carts have their own need: power. Some of these carts make use of onboard UPS systems, while others need to be charged on a regular basis. In either way, these medical carts will need to be out of commision for some period of time each day.

Tangent E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Your hospital can have medical carts that operate on a virtual 24/7 basis with medical computers like the E24B from Tangent. The E24B has hot swap battery technology built in, allowing for near uninterrupted power. Simply swap out the batteries with fresh ones, and recharge the old ones on their dock. Medical carts no longer have to be out of commission while charging — only their batteries. 

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Better workflows start with acknowledging there is a problem to begin with. After that, it’s a mere matter of picking the best solution. Tangent offers many solutions to help better your hospital, learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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Improving Medical Communications With Medical Tablets

Hospitals have adapted to the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Constant face mask usage, plexiglass barriers, and social distancing guidelines are just a few of the adjustments that hospitals had to enact. The pandemic is nearing an end, but the medical advancements made during this time will continue to help hospitals in their work to create healthy communities. Still, these medical advancements did not affect every area of the hospital equally. Hospital communications remain in a virtual stone age, where archaic technology is holding back the potential of medical staff.

Medical communications are too important for hospitals to put off upgrading. Tangent medical tablets allow hospital staff a secure and convenient way to communicate throughout the hospital.

Communications, Pagers, And BYOD Replaced With Medical Computers

Communications have always been a challenge in the medical setting, so much so that 90% of hospitals still employ ole reliable: the pager. Hospitals cite all the normal reasons to continue using this outdated technology; pagers have a long battery life, no dead zones, and are used solely in the medical setting. 

These advantages are nearly impossible to replicate with policies such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). BYOD requires medical professionals use their own cell phones for work. BYOD also has numerous HIPAA complications in addition to being unreliable. Even if hospitals provided phones for their employees, their short battery life and potential to drop calls makes them too risky.

Medical computer tablets can alleviate your hospital’s dependence on pagers. While in the hospital, medical computer tablets like the T13 can be your doctor’s perfect pager replacement. Medical computer tablets have all the advantages of a pager. These include a long battery life, direct connection to your hospital’s wifi network with no dead zones, and their use is limited to the hospital. In addition, doctors can check on their emails, view patient information, and browse medical data from anywhere in the hospital.

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

The T13 from Tangent is custom-built with hospitals in mind. Its touchscreen is fully sanitiziable and IP rated for water resistance. The custom built chassis features an antimicrobial coating which mitigates the growth of bacteria on it, allowing doctors to use it throughout the day without worrying about the potential of disease spread. Doctors can also use its convenient carrying handle to easily transport the T13 throughout the hospital.

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This pandemic has caused a massive and rapid digitization of our daily lives, and the hospital setting is no exception to this. Make sure that your hospital is at the forefront of technology, and not reliant on medical equipment from the 1950s. Employ medical tablets from Tangent in your hospital today. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales.

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Medical Tablets For Rapid Emergency Response Teams

As the summer months continue, they bring with them many dangers. Wildfires, public pool accidents, and other emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) need to be ready to respond to these sorts of happenings. Sometimes EMS personnel need to use precious time to figure out a patient’s identity and medical information when this data should be readily available. EMS can make use of medical tablets from Tangent to quickly and accurately identify patients and give them the personalized treatment they need.  

Vital Information In A Snap

First Responders can’t afford to waste time in an emergency. Medical tablets give them vital patient information in a snap. First responders can connect directly with hospitals to pull up a patient’s medical record, or find out important medical conditions that their patient may have. Medical tablets like the T13 from Tangent have an adaptive touchscreen that allows EMS professionals to access information in the same way they use their smartphones: fast.

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medical grade tablets

With hot-swap battery technology, this information is always available 24/7. Instead of needing to leave the T13 docked on a charger for half of the day, users can instead simply switch out the battery with a fully charged one. As long as one battery is being charged and one is in use, the T13 can be used on a near 24/7 basis.

One Handed Operation And Durability

The one handed design of the T13 allows for a variety of practical applications. EMS can carry the tablet in one hand, while carrying medical equipment in the other. They can quickly switch between giving life-saving care and checking on patient information. The easy-carry handle on the T13 allows EMS to attach the tablet to their gear belt when not in use, leaving it out of the way but still within reach.

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

The T13 tablet is also rated for drop resistance, meaning that EMS can focus solely on the well being of their patient — not their equipment.

RFID And Barcode Security Built In

Security is one of the top priorities of every medical professional, and EMS are no exception. EMS needs to keep the patient information they store on medical tablets secure. But constantly punching in long passwords can take precious time. With an RFID and Barcode scanner, the T13 allows EMS to use security tags in lieu of passwords. This maintains a safe level of security while acknowledging the time sensitivity that EMS professionals experience.

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Emergencies are constantly happening. EMS professionals need to not only be prepared, but prepared with the right equipment. Tangent medical tablets are the right choice for keeping your EMS teams ready for action. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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Better Internal Communication In Hospitals With Medical Tablets

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.

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

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.

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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.

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Mobile Workflows With Medical Computers

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.

Medix T13

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Human Milk Management Medical Computers

Hospitals have learned how to adapt to this pandemic. They have implemented many procedures and upped their sanitization efforts. Vaccination efforts are quickly expanding across the country, and the end of the pandemic is within sight. However, hospitals should not simply return to normal procedures. The same sanitation and safety efforts brought on by the pandemic should be expanded to the entire hospital.

Your hospital’s human milk workflow is one area that may be in need of this expanded care. Human milk management can be a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be.

Better Human Milk Management

Optimizing your human milk workflow can be a breeze with Tangent’s medical grade T13 Tablet. The T13 is a full medical computer in a small, portable package. The T13 features windows 10 and can run all the same medical software as traditional medical computers. What sets the T13 apart for human milk workflows is its unique design and barcode scanner. 

Medix T13

The T13 is designed rugged in anticipation of everything a hospital can throw at it. This medical grade tablet has been drop tested to ensure its viability after a fall — no need to buy a case. A large carry strap is built into the medical tablet, allowing for easy mobility as nurses move from bedside to nursing stations to bottle prep rooms.

With its barcode scanner, the T13 allows nurses to easily handle expressed milk. Simply print labels, affix them to the bottle, and have the T13 medical tablet take care of the rest. The T13 allows nurses to routinely and easily catalogue every milk bottle along its journey to the NICU. 

The T13 is fully validated with Cerner Breast Milk Solution and Workflow, allowing for quick and easy integration into Cerner systems. Together with Cerner, the T13 medical tablet is the ideal way to keep track of human milk across the maternity ward and NICU.

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With Tangent’s T13 medical tablet, human milk workflows can be optimized and digitized. Bottle mixups become all but impossible thanks to the T13’s barcode scanner. With an easy-carry design and drop resistance, nurses can easily keep track of the medical tablet as well. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

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Better Vaccination Stations With Advanced Medical Grade Tablets

If you have tried to get a vaccine in recent days, chances are you have had to go through a patchwork system of government websites and private companies. This confusing process can show that a person is eligible for the vaccine on one website and not eligible in another. Luckily, this is about to change. The Biden administration is predicting that by April 19, all U.S. adults will be eligible for the vaccine.

Your hospital’s members have been confused for long enough. When it comes time for their vaccine appointment, make sure that the process is fully streamlined and easy for them. One of the best ways to streamline the vaccination process is with medical grade tablets.

Medical Grade Tablets For Vaccination Stations

Currently, many U.S. hospitals are relying on medical carts and other transportable medical computer stations for their vaccination clinics. While these medical carts certainly get the job done, they have some major drawbacks when it comes to facilitating vaccinations.

They may not be as portable as they seem. Vaccination clinics can see long lines at some points in the days, and virtually no one at other parts. With medical carts, there’s no flexibility in transitioning your medical staff from one area of the vaccination clinic to another.

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T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

That’s where medical grade tablets like the T13 from Tangent come in. The T13 is a robust medical grade computer contained in a portable, easy to use tablet. The dynamic touchscreen allows medical staff to carry the tablet with one hand and easily operate it with another. 

The T13 comes equipped with a barcode scanner. This barcode scanner can help integrate your vaccination process directly into your existing medical computer infrastructure, allowing nurses to print off vaccination record labels and quickly scan them rather than manually writing them out by hand.

What’s more, the T13 features an antimicrobial coating on its casing. This antimicrobial casing mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on its surface, allowing your nurses to work longer in between their regularly scheduled cleaning procedures. This antimicrobial coating works in tandem with the T13 medical grade tablet’s barcode scanner to reduce the number of writing utensils that your hospital needs to constantly clean and reuse in its vaccination clinic.

Vaccinate Easier With Tangent

Tangent has remained committed to helping our essential medical heroes throughout this pandemic by providing them with the best possible medical grade computer equipment. Now that we are in the homestretch, Tangent is one again offering hospitals an easy and efficient way to help their patients. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.