Medical PC - Which Is Right For My Hospital?

Which Medical PC Is Right For Your Hospital?

There are many things to take into consideration when it comes to choosing the right medical PC for your hospital. Medical computer requirements in a hospital are as varied and distinct as the staff that occupies it. The reality of the matter is that the demands of being a anesthesiologist differ widely from those of being a nurse. Each doctor, nurse, and medical assistant performs a wide variety of tasks that deviate heavily from one another. They each need the right medical PC to perform their job well. Here’s what to look for when outfitting your team with new medical equipment.

Features To Look For In A Medical PC

Not every medical PC has the features that your medical staff will need to complete their duties.

Ask your medical staff in various departments which features they need prioritized. This will help narrow your decision making down to a select handful for each department. Of course, there are some major features that you should be aware of.

Every medical PC in your hospital should have these features at minimum:

  • Antimicrobial Casing – an antimicrobial enclosure is one that mitigates the growth of harmful bacteria on the computer’s surfaces. These casings lend themselves to creating a cleaner hospital.
  • IP Rated, Water Resistant Screen – An IP rating certifies that a medical PC is both water and dust resistant. Most computers with these ratings can have their screens regularly cleaned with traditional detergents used elsewhere in your hospital.
  • Fanless Design – Fans are dirty, and dangerous. Most computers rely on fans to cool down their delicate components and prevent damage. However, these fans circulate hot air within a computer and create the perfect breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. Fanless cooling systems are available and are far more sanitary.
  • 24/7 Technical Support – A medical emergency can happen at any time, and your equipment needs to be available on a 24/7 basis. When looking at different suppliers of medical PCs, consider which ones will always be available to help keep your hospital running smoothly.

Which Medical PC Is Right For Each Department?

After asking your medical staff which features are most important to them, take a look at medical PC offerings to figure out which ones meet their standards. Here are just a few that have different features:

  • E24B: 24/7 Battery OperationThe E24B features three hot-swap batteries, allowing it to run on a 24/7 basis without being plugged into an outlet
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E24B from Tangent
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M24T Medical Computer
  • M8: Portable And PowerfulThe M8 is a powerful yet portable medical PC capable of running either Windows or Android operating systems.
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Tangent Medix M8

Choose Tangent

Tangent is committed to providing quality medical PCs to hospitals around the world. When picking new equipment for your hospital, don’t hesitate to reach out to Tangent Sales to compare and contrast different medical PC models.

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Best Medical Grade PCs For Dentists

Your dentistry practice has no doubt gone through changes in the last year. The pandemic has updened how everyone does business. But the medical fields have been particularly touched. Dentists around the country have implemented new safety procedures to ensure their patients and staff remain safe. But what about your medical equipment? Does it promote a safe and healthy environment? Some medical grade PCs are better than others for keeping you as a dentist safe and productive.

Antimicrobial Medical Grade PCs

The pandemic has affected dentists in a much more direct way than other medical professionals. Dentistry patients must open their mouths in order to receive care, and keep them open. This can potentially lead to the spread of the virus throughout a practice. By simply breathing, patients can accidentally coat entire rooms with the virus.

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

While some medical grade PCs would have to remain coated throughout the day, others differ. The M24T from Tangent is IP rated for water resistance. The front panel, as well as the body of the computer, are fully washable with traditional cleaning detergents. Staff can routinely and safely clean the M24T after every patient without causing damage to the unit.

For an added layer of protection, each medical grade PC from Tangent comes equipped with an antimicrobial coating. This coating mitigates the growth of harmful bacteria across the computer’s surfaces. While this system does not reduce the spread of viruses, it can help reduce the risk of other infections in your practice.

Easily Mounted

Medical Grade PCs need to be versatile, especially in a dentistry practice. Nearly every one of Tangent’s medical computers is fully mountable on standard VESA mounts. VESA mounts are one of the most common standards currently in use, and your practice no doubt already uses this system.

Tangent has a full guide on how to mount their medical grade PCs in a variety of situations. They can even be mounted on medical arms.

Upgrade With Tangent

Tangent strives to help all medical professionals in their invaluable endeavors, including every dentist. No doubt your dentistry practice has adapted to this pandemic. Now is the time to not only survive, but thrive. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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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Touchless Sign-in With Medical Grade Computers

Smart Card Readers For Touchless Sign-In

Medical staff typically must touch their medical grade computers In order to login to them. If multiple medical staff are using the same room, this can quickly lead to them spreading germs from one room to the next. Reducing the amount a doctor or nurse has to use a keyboard can help mitigate the spread of germs. Smart Card readers make this possible with touchless sign-in.

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

Medical grade computers like the T24B feature Smart Card readers that allow for easy logins. This can help doctors easily login to computers with minimal contact. For nurses, Smart Card readers allow them to witness medication use or disposal easily and safely with the potential for zero contact with a device. They can simply insert their Smart Card badge and have their witnessing recorded on your database software.

Antimicrobial Medical Grade Computers

Of course, a reduction in touching a medical grade computer doesn’t mean that it isn’t being touched at all. The fact remains that these computers are being used constantly. Tangent medical grade computers come with an antimicrobial enclosure to help reduce the risk of bacteria spread in the hospital. These antimicrobial enclosures mitigate the growth of pathogens across the medical grade computer.

In addition to these enclosures, every Tangent computer comes equipped with a fully washable touchscreen. These touchscreens reduce the amount of time your doctors need to spend on their keyboards, and can easily be cleaned with standard detergents.

RFID And Barcode Scanning Made Easy

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

In addition to touchless login capabilities with a Smart Card reader, some Tangent medical grade computers can make use of other touchless systems. The T13 Tablet from Tangent can be equipped with both an RFID reader and Barcode scanner. Both of these devices can be natively attached to the T13 and can help your staff with inventory management, patient information tracking, human milk workflows, and more. 

Go Touchless With Tangent

Touchless systems are rapidly becoming the norm across many sectors, and it’s time for the medical industry to catch up. Tangent medical grade computers have features which promote touchless use and help create a safer hospital environment. 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.

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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

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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.