Better Medical Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Better Medical Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Computer-aided diagnosis is rapidly becoming an integral part of every hospital’s toolbox.While currently primarily used only for immunostaining operations, CAD has many promising prospects for future use. But even now, state-of-the-art hospitals utilize CAD to analyze x-rays, propose diagnoses, and get important second opinions from an unbiased source. Preparing your hospital with the best medical computers now means that as CAD systems evolve, your physicians will be at the forefront of medical technology.

How CAD Works On Medical Computers

While CAD may seem daunting, it is actually quite easy to understand. CAD systems utilize a mix of machine learning algorithms that are designed to identify harmful anomalies in the body. These systems can be used by radiologists and clinicians to get second opinions on mammograms and other x-ray based applications.

Tangent E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Powerful medical computers like the E24B can be used to quickly and accurately display CAD readouts. The E24B sports an impressive 24 inch screen that allows clinicians to see every detail an x-ray can offer. The adaptive touch screen allows users to zoom in and out on CAD readouts and see areas the software has highlighted for further investigation.

Practical CAD Uses Today In The Hospital

Hospitals use a number of computer-aided diagnosis programs today. While some A.I. based programs seek to replace doctors in the diagnosis process, CAD systems simply augment the process. CAD systems are used to detect a number of illnesses including: pulmonary nodes, lung cancer, and even polyps in the colon. In all of these instances, CAD systems have allowed doctors to analyze bodily hazards with a fine-tooth comb.

CAD Uses In The Near Future

CAD systems are constantly adapting. New uses for CAD systems on medical computers are possible thanks to its basis on machine learning. These machine learning models become more proficient at identifying issues as diagnosis methods become more refined and systematic.CAD programs on medical computers will be able to identify the earliest signs of diseases like Diabetes, as well as alert doctors to abnormalities that could potentially become an issue.

Tangent M24T Medical Computer

Of course, these systems are only as good as the medical grade computers they run on. Your hospital will be prepared for the future of medical technology thanks to diagnostic purpose-built medical computers like the M24T. The M24T features some of the latest in Intel processing technology, as well as a lightning fast NVMe storage system that is over 30 times faster than traditional HDD systems.

Prepare for Computer-Aided Diagnostics With Tangent

The pandemic has drastically accelerated the pace at which our society is turning to technology. Machine learning is a part of this acceleration. Doctors, radiology technicians, and clinicians will soon be able to use CAD systems in their daily tasks. Make sure they are able to run these programs smoothly and efficiently with Tangent. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales Today.

Medical Grade Computers

Hospitals have a wide range of unique needs. Doctors and nurses need specialized equipment for every division within the hospital, from the operating room to the ward. Traditional equipment doesn’t cut it in these situations. Hospitals need tools and equipment designed specifically for use in the hospital. Nowhere is this more easily seen than in a hospital’s computing needs.

Commercial computers that one may see in an office or warehouse may appear to be fine for the hospital. Websites and vendors may even tout these computers as perfect for the medical setting, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Hospitals and medical clinics need computers designed specifically for the medical setting for a number of reasons. Tangent’s Medical grade computers fit this bill, being created for hospitals while going above and beyond medical requirements.

What Are Medical Grade Computers?

Medical grade computers are designed for medical applications, but what does that mean exactly? Compared to traditional commercial computers, medical grade computers must meet a number of specifications. There are many companies that claim to have medical grade computers, but not every company follows the same guidelines. 

There are no formal requirements for a computer to have the ‘medical grade’ qualification. This allows many companies to sell computers that meet only the bare minimum qualifications for the medical setting. 

Not at Tangent.

Tangent medical grade computers meet all of the electronic medical equipment standards and then some. Each computer sold by Tangent meets UL 60601 certifications for electronic equipment. This ensures that medical grade computers from Tangent do not emit harmful electrical radiation that could potentially cause issues with other equipment.

Meeting HIPAA compliance standards is also a top priority for Tangent. Each of their computers are HIPAA compliant, meaning that they are ready to protect sensitive patient information. Tangent medical grade computers allow hospitals to have one less worry when it comes to protecting patient privacy.

These two qualities — meeting UL 60601 certifications and being HIPAA compliant — are commonplace for medical grade computers. But these two qualities are only the minimum that hospitals should look for when choosing new computers. In reality, medical grade computers should have many more features that help them in the hospital. To get a better sense of what these features should be, let’s take a look at the types and uses of computers.

Types Of Medical Grade Computers

Medical grade computers come in a number of varieties. Each of these varieties is designed not only for a specific purpose, but also to be adaptable to any situation. This allows Tangent’s computers to be used in many different situations that may come up in your hospital. As the pandemic has shown, hospitals need to be able to adapt quickly and efficiently to new circumstances. 

  • Medical Cart Medical Grade Computers: Medical carts equipped with computers are quickly becoming essential in the hospital. Crash carts carry supplies for emergencies, while other supply carts are used to transfer medication and other supplies easily throughout the hospital. Medical grade computers designed for these carts need to be built for mobility as well as usability.

But one of the biggest challenges in sourcing medical grade computers for carts is their effect on downtime. Medical grade computers typically rely on internal batteries for their power. This means that everyday, medical carts must be taken out of rotation and plugged in to charge. The result is that hospitals have far more medical carts than they need, while only getting to use a fraction of their fleet.

Medical grade computers like the E24B from Tangent solve this problem with their hot swap battery system. The E24B features two battery compartments, allowing for batteries to be swapped out with minimal interruption to uptime. Simply take charged batteries and swap them out one by one, then take the depleted batteries back to their charger. With this hot swap battery system, medical grade computers from Tangent can help your medical carts operate on a virtual 24/7 basis.

  • Desktop Medical Grade Computers: The most common type of medical computer in your hospital is probably the one sitting on the desks of your staff. Doctors, nurses, clerks, medical assistants, and others all need dedicated workstations to keep on top of their tasks. Medical grade computers designed for desktop use need to be versatile, sleek, and most importantly, intuitive. 

Desktop computers like the M24T are perfect for your medical staff’s workstations. The M24T features a wide, 24 inch screen that can display multiple medical programs at once. This widescreen is also touch-enable, allowing medical staff to use the M24T in much the same way as their own cell phone.

Doctors can use the M24T’s touch screen to get a closer look at Xrays, using pinching and pulling finger movements to manipulate the image. They can also use the touch screen to quickly and easily navigate through electronic medical records. This touchscreen is also fully washable, meaning that multiple staff can use the touch screen in one day with regular cleanings.

  • Portable Medical Grade Computers: An often overlooked, but vital piece of the medical grade computer fabric is their portable versions. Portable computer tablets have been widely adopted by many industries as a fast and simple way to keep track of employees while also increasing productivity. Yet their adoption in the medical setting leaves something to be desired.

Instead of equipping your medical staff with archaic pager systems, try outfitting them with medical grade computer tablets like the T13. The T13 tablet is designed to be carried throughout the hospital. With a convenient handle and drop resistance, medical staff can carry the T13 anywhere.

The T13 doesn’t sacrifice power for portability, and can easily run numerous medical programs. It allows for doctors to access medical records from anywhere in the hospital. This means that doctors can get refamiliarized with a patient’s history while on the way to seeing them. Doctors can also respond to correspondence while on the move, as well as respond to emergencies. With portable medical grade computers, downtime becomes a thing of the past.

These are just a few categories that medical grade computers can fall into. But this doesn’t mean that these computers can only do these specialized tasks. Tangent medical computers are adaptable above all else. This level of customization allows for hospitals to rapidly adjust to new situations with ease.

Highly Customizable Medical Grade Computers

The medical setting is constantly shifting, and so are its needs. With highly customizable medical grade computers from Tangent, your hospital can meet these shifts head on. 

Let’s say that your hospital is planning on upgrading its medical cart fleet with medical grade computers capable of operating on a near 24/7 basis. This can drastically improve your single cart efficiency, but may mean that you have an excess of carts. You’re not sure how many carts will be needed after this switch, but don’t want to over or under purchase on new computers. 

With medical grade computers like the T24B from Tangent, these situations have an easy solution. The T24B features a standard VESA mounting system. This adaptable system allows the T24B to be mounted to desktop stands, mounted arms, and medical carts. With so many ways to make use of the T24B, your hospital can acquire enough medical grade computers for each medical cart without worrying that some will need to be returned. 

Other situations may see your hospital need more RFID or barcode scanners. Whether it be for medication witnessing or human milk workflows, Tangent has medical grade computers that can help your staff meet goals and deadlines.

Antimicrobial Medical Grade Computers

One of the phrases that doctors live by is “do no harm.” Doctors must always prioritize their patient’s health, as well as be vigilant against potential mishaps. Shouldn’t their equipment also attempt to do no harm?

This may sound silly at first, but your hospital’s equipment can do real harm. Technology like computers and phones are littered with pathogens. These pathogens can potentially cause nosocomial infections throughout the hospital. With multiple medical assistants, nurses, and doctors sharing the same medical grade computer throughout the day, the chances of infection only increase. 

It doesn’t have to be this way. Medical grade computers from Tangent feature an antimicrobial coating on their surfaces. This coating mitigates the growth of pathogens on the computer, allowing for a reduction in the amount of bacteria present in the hospital. 

Medical grade computers featuring this antimicrobial coating can give your medical staff ease of mind while using them. Instead of worrying about potentially spreading disease throughout the hospital, doctors can focus on what’s actually important: their patients. In this way, your medical staff can be equipped with equipment that does its best to also do no harm.

Create A Better Hospital With Tangent 

As hospitals emerge from this pandemic, they have a real opportunity to reorganize how they work. Hospitals can create an adaptive and new hospital system Instead of attempting to revert back to the beginning of 2020. Hospitals can, at the very least, take this opportunity to reevaluate their workflows and find solutions to enhance their productivity.

Hospitals can accomplish this with upgraded medical grade computers in the hands of their medical staff. Whether it be at their workstation, equipped to a medical cart, or in their hands while on the move, doctors and nurses can and will find ways to use their new medical grade computers to their advantage.

Don’t wait to improve your hospital. Create a better, more flexible hospital today for your medical staff and patients. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information on how updated medical grade computers can help your hospital emerge from this pandemic better than ever.

Tangent Medical Grade Computer

Tangent Medical Grade Computers

With a reputation that precedes us, Tangent continues to offer state-of-the-art medical grade computers unsurpassed by others on the market. 

Who is Tangent? Tangent is one of the first medical grade computer manufacturers to hit the market. We have proudly manufactured medical grade computers and have been in business for over 30 years. 

What is a Tangent Medical Grade Computer? Tangent medical grade computers are specifically designed for healthcare applications. With features such as antimicrobial surfaces, fully washable enclosures, and 24/7 redundancy, Tangent medical grade computers have been carefully engineered with healthcare workflow requirements in mind.

Tangent units are fully operational and can include a variety of features for easy application including VESA mounting, hot-swappable batteries, multiple serial ports, barcode scanners, cameras and more. 

Compliance and Certifications Tangent medical grade computers are HIPPA and Epic compliant. They have been validated by Cerner. Our medical computers come with certifications such as, UL60601 or UL60601-1. Ratings found on our lineup include IP65, IPX1, IP54 for water resistance.

Tangent has been on the forefront of medical grade computer development for years. We proudly specialize in medical grade computer manufacturing and work closely with our clients to ensure satisfaction.

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Medical Computer Manufacturer

What is a Medical Computer Manufacturer?

A medical computer manufacturer is a company that designs, creates, and builds medical computers. Manufacturers are responsible for the construction process including the materials used, the way in which the computers are built and the structure, components and features of each medical computer. Manufacturers have factories where they build each medical computer, and an engineering department to ensure proper performance and quality control. Manufacturers typically offer warranties to cover faulty units and to ensure longevity and customer satisfaction.

Advantages of Purchasing Medical Computers from Manufacturers 

  1. Pricing: With no third party sellers to pay, purchasing medical computers directly from a manufacturer often leads to great pricing. Large-scale purchases offer room for bundle pricing and payment options that may exceed the discounts a distributor may be regulated to give. As the manufacturer, a medical computer company would have greater flexibility and less rigidity in selling price. Manufacturers can often provide greater net terms, should they be necessary. In short, a manufacturer would have more room for customizing a sales plan. Medical computer manufacturers will also have the largest inventory-greater than most distributors. This usually translates into a larger amount of demo units available, whereby you can request a product to be sent to you, for a specific period of time, to ensure you are satisfied prior to your purchase. Demo units are an excellent way to ensure your budget is properly spent, as you can verify and test the unit you anticipate to purchase.
  1. Customizations: Medical computers often come with different customization options. More ports, mounting options, CPUs- there are a number of ways configurations can be adjusted. However, what happens when there is a specific customization you require, not listed on the default list a unit comes with?

Working with a medical computer manufacturer-the company that creates the medical computer in question- means you can often work together to create units exactly to your specifications and needs. For quantity purchases, most manufacturers would be happy to develop specially customized units that fit your needs. 

Additionally, a manufacturer will know their inventory, upcoming technologies and design capabilities far more than a distributor. Working with a manufacturer for customizations, you can expect to be provided with a full list of past and future inventory selections that may be a better fit than the original unit you had selected- or with features you had not realized were available.

  1. Quality: 

Medical computer manufacturers, handling their own sales, work directly with clients and are attuned to client needs.  Manufacturers that distribute are often one step ahead of developing units with greater specifications for client satisfaction. Direct client communication allows for client-specific advancement without delays. 

How to Select a Medical Computer Manufacturer

With a variety of options to choose from, selecting a medical computer manufacturer to purchase from can be tricky. 

Most Important variables to consider when purchasing medical computers are:

1. Age of Business

The business age of a medical computer manufacturer often ensures the security of the purchase you make. A long-standing company is firmly established and you can rely on them for after-purchase support. Your IT team may need assistance configuration or operating questions. You may need to purchase replacement parts or replace a faulty unit. Working with an established company is like added security to your medical computer purchase.

2. Warranty

While most manufactures work diligently to provide advanced and reliable medical computers, there may be a defect in a purchased unit. When purchasing medical computers, it is important to review manufacturer’s warranties. You want to make sure you are protected, should a unit fail to perform or arrive defective.

3.Inventory and Selection

Medical computers come in a variety of sizes and configurations. You may be on the market for several types of medical computers, or you perhaps need to purchase bulk medical computers of the same kind, albeit with different configurations. Working with a manufacturer that offers a wide selection of medical computers ensures that you can purchase all your medical computers and configure them just the way you require, without having to work with different companies. Purchasing several medical computers from one manufacturer will provide you with the best bundled pricing discounts.

Why Choose Tangent?

In business for over 30 years, Tangent is a leading medical computer manufacturer. We carry a variety of medical computers and offer an assortment of customizable configuration options to ensure you receive medical computers that meet your specifications. Standing the test of time, Tangent has perfected its manufacturing practices to provide high quality cutting-edge medical computers that are both reliable and optimal. Tangent offers comprehensive technical support and a 3 to 5 year warranty on medical computers. 

Telemedicine for after the pandemic

Telemedicine With Medical Computers In A Post-Pandemic World

The last year has been a challenging one for many hospitals. The pandemic strained resources and personnel throughout the winter. But things are beginning to turn around, thanks in part to the widespread availability of vaccines. As hospitals exit the pandemic, they must turn their sights back towards helping everyday patients. The lessons learned in the pandemic should not go to waste however. The pandemic has accelerated medical grade computer adoption in the medical industry, and this adoption still has a place in a post-pandemic world.

Telemedicine With Medical Computers

Telemedicine has seen a remarkable boom in use during the pandemic. Patients with severe conditions rely on hospitals for their treatments. These could be needed on a weekly or daily basis. But when the pandemic hit, these patients were faced with a stark choice: receive the treatment they need and potentially put themselves in harm’s way, or forgo treatment and similarly see a decline in their health.

Neither option is ideal, and that’s where telemedicine came in. Telemedicine on medical computers allowed doctors to virtually connect with their most at-risk patients. Their patients in turn received the quality healthcare they needed. This was accomplished thanks to medical computers like the M24T from Tangent.

Tangent M24T Medical Computer

The M24T from Tangent is a full-fledged medical computer built with telehealth in mind. The M24T has an impressive front-facing camera that doctors can use in telehealth appointments to allow their patients to actually see them. This face-to-face contact is crucial not only for your patient’s peace-of-mind, but also for your doctors to better understand their patients.

The M24T also has a full touchscreen. This touchscreen allows doctors to view medical charts, x-rays, and other medical information using just their hands. This intuitive design facilitates easier communication between doctors and their patients, and cuts down on wasted time during telemedicine appointments.

Medical computers like the M24T can also connect with remote monitoring technology. Remote monitoring has allowed doctors to remotely perform the tests that some high-risk patients need on a daily or weekly basis, all without needing patients to actually come into the hospital. 

All Of The Convenience With None Of The Hassle

Tangent medical computers allow patients to visit with their doctors remotely, getting all the medical care they need without the hassle. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

MRI scanning with medical computer

Medical Computers For MRI Scans

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.

Medical Computers

Medical Computers
Medical Computers

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

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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.

Vaccination clinics are relying on their medical computers to keep track of and report their dosages. These clinics are making use of medical computers like Tangent’s Medix T13 tablet.

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

Medical Computers Hot Swap Batteries
Medical Computers Hot Swap Batteries

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

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Medical Computers for Operating Room

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.

Medical Computer

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Medical Computer on cart

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?

Medical computer on cart arm
Medical Computer on cart

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.

Medical Computer Standards

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

Medical computer features
Medical Computer features

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.

Even Cleaner

Medical Computer for Operation Rooms
Medical Computer for Operation Rooms

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.

Which Medical Computer Is Right For My Hospital?

Medical Computers by Tangent
Medical Computers by Tangent

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

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Tangent Medical Computer

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. 

General Use

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 backbone of your hospital is its medical computer infrastructure; make sure it’s built with your hospital in mind. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

Tangent medical computers are designed to be customizable for any use that hospitals may require.

3 Uses For All-In-One Medical Computers In The Hospital

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.

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

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 E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

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.

Improving Workflows

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. 

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Hospitals around the country have seen how this pandemic has shifted their needs. Meet these new needs with all-in-one medical computers from Tangent. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

Medical Computer Tablets For Better Communcation

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.

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.