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Should Hospitals Continue Using Telehealth Appointments After The Pandemic?

Telehealth has become synonymous with healthcare during this pandemic. Hospitals around the country are using telehealth services on their medical computers to continue caring for their patients. GlobalData has found that 79% of medical specialists are now using telemedicine in the hospital. This is in part due to federal regulators and the private sector making telemedicine easier than ever to implement in hospitals. But will telehealth remain after the pandemic has subsided?

Telehealth After The Pandemic

Telehealth has become an integral part of how hospitals treat patients. Patients have become accustomed to the appointments, which do not require them to spend time driving to the hospital and waiting for the doctor. In fact, 9 out of 10 patients who used telehealth for appointments had a positive experience.

But these appointments were only made possible by sweeping federal action at the beginning of the pandemic, and are at risk of being taken away. The American Medical Association has previously called for the pandemic-related waivers that make telehealth possible to be expanded with the Telehealth Modernization Act. With this legislation and other similar ones being brought to the house and senate floor, it’s looking likely that telehealth will become a permanent fixture in the hospital setting.

Continuing Use Of Telehealth After The Pandemic

Hospitals should expect to continue making use of telehealth after the pandemic. While the service has been primarily used by at-risk patients, widening its availability can help hospitals reach more patients. With advanced medical computers from Tangent like the M24T, doctors can rapidly see numerous patients back-to-back. The primary benefit of the use of medical computers for telehealth is this saved time, for both doctors and patients. Doctors do not have to wait for patients to be roomed, and can quickly switch from one patient to the next without having to walk through the hospital.

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Tangent has always designed their lineup of medical grade computers to be telehealth-ready, and during this pandemic this design-choice has been greatly utilized. Learn more about how Tangent can help your hospital in its telehealth efforts by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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Medically Certified Computers For Hospital Use

As the holiday season approaches, hospitals around the country are not feeling the season’s cheer. 0% ICU capacity in Los Angeles is a grim picture that may be painted in other parts of the country after the holiday season, as the Thanksgiving bump in cases may repeat itself. Already, airports are reporting the number of travelers has grown to pre-Thanksgiving levels, showing that yet another holiday bump may be on the horizon.

How can hospitals prepare for another large surge in cases when they are already at capacity? Stretching resources, and utilizing medical computers may be one solution. But which medical computers are the best for hospitals during this pivotal moment? Medical computers that not only meet, but exceed medical standards.

Meeting and Exceeding Medical Standards

When it comes to creating the perfect medical computers for hospitals, Tangent has pulled out all of the stops. Tangent medical computers meet all federal standards for medical devices and are UL-60601 certified. But Tangent has gone further.

Each of Tangent’s touchscreen medical computers comes with a fully flush IP65 rated water resistant front panel. This allows each Tangent medical computer, like the M24T, to be easily and safely cleaned.

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But that’s not all. Tangent’s medical computers are designed to be helpful in the hospital, not harmful. To ensure this, Tangent’s medical grade computers come with antimicrobial casings. These casings mitigate the growth of harmful pathogens on their surfaces, meaning that doctors and nurses can use these computers without worrying about potentially spreading pathogens to coworkers. In addition to regular cleaning, Tangent’s antimicrobial enclosures help keep hospitals safe.

Tangent Medical Computers: As Fast As Your Hospital

When used in the hospital, medical computers need to be as fast as your doctors and nurses. This fact is more important than ever, when each and every second of your medical staff’s time is so crucial. Tangent medical computers are built to keep your doctors moving. With large amounts of RAM, storage, and cutting edge Intel processors, Tangent medical grade computers can handle numerous medical programs with ease and speed. When your doctors need to use a medical computer, make sure they don’t have to wait longer than needed with Tangent.

Tangent: Here To Help

Tangent medical computers are designed and built to help hospitals. Part of Tangent’s design philosophy has always been to exceed medical standards, and our lineup of medical grade computers is proof of this. Let Tangent help your hospital get through these trying times with the latest and best medical computers. Contact Tangent Sales Today for more information.

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How Hospitals Are Adapting To Meet Surging Hospitalization Rates

The U.S. is continuing to set new records for case numbers nearly every day, and the third wave of this pandemic seems to be in full swing. Hospitals around the country are preparing for numbers to continue to skyrocket, as the full effect of the holiday season has yet to be seen as the L.A. Times reports that this may only be the beginning of the ‘Thanksgiving bump.’ Hospitals around the country need to prepare for even more cases, and consequently more hospitalizations, in the coming days. Some hospitals have found ways to stretch their resources to meet the demands of this pandemic.

ABC27 News recently talked with several hospitals about what they are doing to increase the capacity of their facilities. According to the article, Penn State Health is planning on converting recovery rooms and short-stay units into treatment areas to meet rising hospitalization in a move to increase their capacity beyond their 170 ICU beds.

Other hospitals in the area, like UPMC, have added nearly 200 nurses in the past week to ensure patients have the care they need. In addition, UPMC has expanded its telemedicine capabilities to ensure patients can access vital care.

Telemedicine is one way that hospitals can virtually increase their capacity without using up valuable hospital space. Telemedicine allows patients to virtually connect with their doctors via medicals computers for appointments and checkups. Often, these appointments are quicker and easier for both patients and doctors, saving medical professionals valuable time to treat more patients. In a time when every resource, including time, is stretched thin, telemedicine on medical computers allows doctors to work with more patients at once.

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While staffing shortages continue to affect hospitals around the country, telemedicine can be a vital tool in allowing your current staff to treat as many patients as possible. Tangent is committed to bringing hospitals the best technology to meet this moment, and their medical computers are a reflection of this.

Tangent medical computers feature antimicrobial casings, fully-sanitizable touch screens, and IP ratings for water and dust resistance. Most importantly, they are built to be telemedicine-ready, and can help hospitals virtually increase their capacity. When hospitals reach out, Tangent is there to help. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Solving Staffing Shortages With Medical Computers

We are in unprecedented times. The pandemic is once again straining medical resources, with 1 in 5 hospitals now experiencing staffing shortages according to Marketplace. Hospitals are lacking specialists who are best suited for helping patients affected by the pandemic. How can hospitals alleviate their staffing shortage when every other hospital is vying for the same handful of qualified professionals? Medical computers may be one answer.

Medical Computers Boost Productivity

While medical staff may be hard to come by, medical computers are there when you need them. Medical computers can help automate the many clerical tasks associated with being a specialist. While medical computers cannot become another medical specialist, they can save crucial time for the many doctors in your hospital. This time can then be spent on taking care of patients, manning ventilators and more.

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With Tangent medical computers, doctors and medical staff can do their clerical work at a breakneck pace. Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent are built to run the latest medical software with the fastest possible speeds. Doctors can take notes, file paperwork, respond to emails, and take virtual appointments all from the same device.

Medical Computers: Safe And Sanitary

One of the biggest advantages of using medical computers from Tangent is their antimicrobial coating. Unlike other medical grade computers, every medical device by Tangent utilizes an antimicrobial coating which mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens. This coating helps protect both doctors and patients alike, and can reduce the risk of nosocomial infections in the hospital.

 

Medical grade computers from Tangent also feature IP rated water resistant touch screens. These touch screens are easily cleaned, and easy to use. Doctors do not have to worry about needing a keyboard and mouse with their medical computer and can use the device as easily as they use their phones.

Medical Grade Computers: There When You Need Them

Above all, medical grade computers are there when needed. Staffing shortages can be expected to continue throughout the winter, as all signs indicate that the pandemic will continue on. Medical grade computers can help fill the gap between your doctors, and help ensure that patients who need care are getting it.

Tangent Medical Computers Help Hospitals

Tangent is committed to providing hospitals with quality tools that they can feel confident giving to their doctors. During these trying times, keep your doctors equipped with the best medical computers possible. Contact Tangent services today for more information.

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Top 3 Reasons Why Hospitals Need Medical Grade Computers Now More Than Ever

While it may seem that every medical computer is built the same, this is simply not the case. During this pandemic, hospitals need the absolute best tools to use at their discretion. That’s why Tangent medical computers are designed to be versatile tools built for hospital use. Here are three reasons why hospitals need Tangent medical grade computers for their doctors.

Prevent Nosocomial Infections

Now, more than ever, preventing inter-hospital infections is more important than ever. Typically, infections that occur in the hospital are referred to as Nosocomial infections. These can include diseases such as Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli. Now however, this can also include infections due to the pandemic. As we head into flu season, preventing nosocomial infections of all kinds is crucial to the wellbeing of hospitals everywhere.

In order to help prevent nosocomial infections, Tangent medical computers come equipped with antimicrobial touchscreens. These touchscreens on medical computers like the M24T are fully adaptive and precise, allowing doctors to easily access patient records and information just as fast as they use their own cell phones. With antimicrobial coatings, disease causing pathogens are unable to survive on the surface of Tangent medical computer screens and quickly die off. This built-in sanitizing system can help prevent doctors from spreading infections to one another via commonly shared medical computers.

IP65-Rated Water Resistant And Dust Sealed

Tangent medical computers feature antimicrobial touchscreens to keep hospitals clean. In addition to these antimicrobial touchscreens, Tangent medical computers are IP rated to be water and dust resistant. IP ratings allow medical grade computers like the Medix 22 to be cleaned regularly without worry of internal damage to the computer. With medical computers from Tangent, both the front and back panels fo the medical computer can be cleaned easily and safely.

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The New Medix 22

With the IP rating also comes a sealed design that mitigates the growth of pathogens inside the medical computer as well. With a fanless cooling system, the Medix 22 does not build up dust inside its enclosure, keeping maintenance requirements low and bacteria breeding grounds absent.

Built-in Telehealth And Telemedicine Capabilities

The pandemic has forced many healthcare providers to rely on telehealth and telemedicine services. Likewise, some medical computer companies have had to scramble to produce medical computers built for telehealth and telemedicine.

But at Tangent, every medical computer has been built with telemedicine in mind since before the pandemic began. Tangent believes that telemedicine is a vital technology that has allowed mobility-impaired individuals to get the quality medical care they deserve. Now, everyone from those who are healthy to those who are at-risk can make use of virtual medical appointments to get the care they need.

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Tangent Medical Computers: The Best For Hospitals

These are just three of many reasons why Tangent medical computers are needed in hospitals. To learn a few more, contact Tangent Sales today.

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Medical Computers For Emergency Use

As flu season approaches, crafting your hospital’s plan to deal with a potential influx of patients will be crucial to the wellbeing of your community. The combination of the ongoing pandemic and the encroaching flu season, as well as a swelling fire season in the west may combine to cause an uneasy strain on your hospital. Preparing for an emergency is not enough anymore. Hospitals must prepare for multiple emergencies at once, and Tangent is here to help. With Tangent medical computers, hospital resources can be effectively used.

Medical Computers For Field Emergencies

Emergencies can take on many forms, but those in the field are particularly hard on logistics. Organizing life-saving efforts with first responders is already a challenging task, but under the current circumstances it is increasingly difficult. As emergency rooms fill up, hospitals have had to turn away ambulances due to constraints on capacity. What can be done?

Ambulances would not have to be turned away from hospitals if they had an effective system of cataloging events. While this may seem challenging, this can easily be accomplished with medical grade computer tablets from Tangent. Medical computer tablets like the T-13 from Tangent are perfect for first responders, being small and sleek enough to carry while on the go.

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T-13 Medical Grade Tablet From Tangent

First responders can use these tablets to communicate with local hospitals and organize where their patients should go ahead of time.

Medical Computers For The Emergency Room

Of course, quality patient care doesn’t stop when patients arrive at the hospital. Rather, this is where it really begins. As emergency rooms become more impacted, effectively organizing the order of care that patients receive will be vital to everyone’s health.

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Tangent’s Medical Computers Are There When You Need Them

Tangent’s lineup of medical grade computers are built to be the fastest available, and can help speed up these clerical tasks. Medical computers by tangent are built with fully-sanitizable touchscreens. These touch screens can be used to rapidly input patient data without the use of a mouse or keyboard. With full antimicrobial coatings, Tangent’s medical computers are an all-in-one solution to medical data entry that is both HIPAA certified and pathogen mitigating.

Medical Computers For The Intensive Care Unit

Where medical computers from Tangent can be of most use is in the intensive care unit. ICUs can quickly reach capacity as we have seen during the pandemic. To combat this, careful observation and analysis of patients can help alleviate some of the burden on your ICU. Medical computers can help doctors take detailed notes on a patient’s health during their stay in the ICU. This data can then be later compared to others who may need to enter the ICU, and decisions can be fairly made. With medical computers, this data can be easily recorded in multiple formats, as well as shared and accessed easily from anywhere in the hospital.

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These are unpredictable times, but they don’t have to be uncertain ones. Tangent can help take over some of the logistics of the pandemic, and leave your doctors free to do their real job: keeping patients safe and healthy. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Increasing Hospital Efficiency With Medical Computers

With each passing day, the uncertainty around the pandemic continues to grow. Cases in the U.S. are rising after a brief period of falling. This new rise coincides with the start of the flu season, and this double-virus situation has the potential to strain hospital’s resources around the country. Preparing for this possibility is vital to the health of every hospital’s community. When resources are strained, time becomes one of the most important resources. Here are some ways to make your hospital more efficient, and save time in the process.

Medical Computers: Reduce Appointment Time

One of the chief consumers of your doctor’s time is appointments. Now, appointments themselves are vital to fostering and caring for your patients. But the time spent in appointments often revolves around tasks not associated with your doctor actually spending time with the patient.

With medical computers from Tangent, this can change. Medical computers from Tangent are lightning fast, allowing doctors to take care of their paperwork quickly and efficiently. What’s more, medical computers from Tangent are purpose built for telehealth. Telehealth appoints are, on average, far less time consuming than traditional appointments by not requiring patients show up in person.

Medical Computers: Ease Of Access

One of the premier features of Tangent’s lineup of medical grade computers is their sanitary touch screens. These touch screens allow doctors to directly access patient records with the same ease they have with their smartphones. Tangent’s medical computers also come equipped with front-facing cameras and optional microphones. This allows doctors to not have to work with third-party accessories while trying to focus on their patients. With Tangent medical computers, doctors have all their computing needs met in one simple all-in-one computer package.

Medical Computers: Safe And Sanitary

Now more than ever, sanitation is crucial in the hospital. Tangent knows this, and has always built our computers to do more good in the hospital than harm. Each Tangent medical grade computer comes equipped with an antimicrobial coating. This coating mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on the surface of the medical computer.

Tangent medical computers also come with IP rated water resistant screens. This allows them to be easily and safely cleaned with traditional cleaning products. With santiziable touchscreens and antimicrobial casings, Tangent medical computers can help your hospital stay safe and sanitary.

Increase Your Hospital’s Efficiency With Tangent

Increasing the efficiency of your hospital doesn’t have to be a headache. With Tangent, saving time is as easy as calling Tangent Sales. Our sales specialists are informed on issues that hospitals have and can help find a solution that is right for you.

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Are Pandemic Waivers For Telehealth Still In Effect?

Near the beginning of this pandemic, bold actions by the federal government, health insurance companies, and hospitals led to loosening restrictions and greater access to telehealth services. What transpired was a new telehealth ecosystem that saw dramatic increases in the use of medical computers by doctors to have virtual appointments with patients. The rise in telehealth use coincided with a rise in patients satisfaction with the service, which helped keeped at-risk patients from having to enter hospitals. Now, some of these pandemic related waivers have ceased. Here’s what’s recently changed:

Non-Pandemic Related Telehealth Appointments No Longer Covered

Health insurance companies like Anthem and UnitedHealthcare helped their customers during the early days of the pandemic by agreeing to reduce the cost to patients of telehealth appointments. This allowed patients with chronic illnesses that could put them at higher risk for transmission in the hospital setting to simply not go into hospitals. Remote monitoring systems also aided patients by allowing them to remotely monitor levels like blood sugar for their doctors to go over in telemedicine appointments.

Now, these cost reductions are over. Patients who use telehealth appointments for non-pandemic related illnesses will have to start paying their co-payments and deductibles once more. Make sure that your hospital’s patients know about this change well in advance of their next telehealth appointment.

Can Hospitals Still Use Telemedicine?

The short answer is: yes! Hospitals are still cleared to use medical computers for telemedicine appointments. Virtual appointments still have their place in the current moment as a third wave of the pandemic appears on the horizon.

However, with patients once again incurring costs associated with patients, some at-risk patients may be reluctant to schedule appointments. It’s important to consider the financial situation of patients during this time, especially considering those with chronic ailments are more likely to be negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Whenever possible, try to reduce the costs for these patients or bring the cost inline with other, traditional appointments.

Telehealth In The Hospital

While using telehealth on medical grade computers in the hospital has gotten a bit more complicated, it still provides an essential service to both doctors and hospitals. Mounting public pressure may change the course of health insurance companies to reinstate their waivers. But even if the waivers are not reinstated, telehealth can still be used by hospitals and patients to help keep everyone in the community safe.

Be Safe With Tangent

Telehealth, in some form or another, will continue to be of use in the medical field. A pandora’s box has been opened, and closing it simply isn’t practical. Patients are finding that telehealth appointments are easier than in-person visits and enjoy the experience. You can help make these virtual visits even more enjoyable to your patients by employing the use of Tangent’s Medical Computers for telehealth. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales Today.

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Medical Grade Computers Built For Quality Care Telemedicine

Telehealth has become a lifeline for doctors and patients seeking to establish some sense of normality during these trying times. While telehealth has been around long before the pandemic began, it’s use has skyrocketed. According to GlobalData, 79% of medical specialists said they were now using telemedicine in their hospital setting, setting a trend of using this technology may not be quick to fade. At-risk patients can safely see their doctors without being put in harm’s way, and doctors have to interact in close contact with fewer people on a daily basis.

This win-win situation has been made easier than ever thanks to loosening restrictions. Federal agencies, insurance companies, and hospitals have all made the use of medical grade computers for telehealth possible. As more doctors and patients become accustomed to telemedicine, regulators have been considering keeping these restrictions loosened. If this is the case then telemedicine may be here to stay, and choosing the right medical grade computers to use will be crucial to every hospital’s success.

Medical Grade Computers Built For Telemedicine

Not every medical grade computer is built specifically for telemedicine, in fact most are not. A good medical grade computer for telemedicine should be designed for virtual meetings, like the newly enhanced H22 from Tangent. The H22 medical computer from Tangent is a freshly designed computer ready for telemedicine.

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H22 Medical Computer From Tangent

Sporting a front-facing camera and fully santiziable touchscreen, doctors can easily and safely talk to patients virtually. The H22 medical grade computer’s antimicrobial mitigates the growth of pathogens and helps keep your hospital safe.

Talk To Patients On The Move

Your doctors are busy, and their time is precious. Telemedicine helps doctors see more patients virtually, but requires them to be firmly planted at their desk. That is, unless they use medical grade computer tablets like the T13 from Tangent. With the T13 medical tablet, doctors can analyze patient charts, catch up on their emails, and even start or end telehealth appointments while on the move. Your doctors can effectively be in two places at once with medical grade tablets in their hands.

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T-13 Medical Tablet From Tangent

Create A Healthy Hospital With Tangent

It’s not easy to maintain a safe indoors environment, but there are ways to help this upkeep. Telemedicine appointments help lessen the amount of people physically present in the hospital, aiding social distancing efforts and relieving stress for many. In addition, telemedicine through antimicrobial medical computers can help reduce the risk of contact-based transmission.

Your doctors need tools that they can not only rely on, but ones they can trust to do more good than harm. With Tangent medical grade computers, doctors can perform their vital work without worry. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information on telemedicine and medical computers.

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Good Sitting Posture At Your Medical Computer

As the pandemic continues on, your doctors are no doubt making more use of their medical computers for telehealth purposes. Loosening restrictions by the federal government have made implementing telehealth solutions in the hospital easier and safer than ever. But as a consequence of this, doctors are spending more time sitting down at their medical computers with patients than they normally would. We’ve come up with some great ways to ensure that your doctors and nurses maintain good health by maintaining good posture at their medical computers.

Why Sitting Posture At Medical Computers Is Important

Medical computers are tools designed to increase the wellbeing of others, but without proper posture these efforts can have a negative impact on a doctor’s health. Poor sitting posture can lead to:

  • Increased strain on the body
  • Reduced spine health
  • Above average damage to joints and muscles.

Over time the lasting consequences of poor posture can negatively impact one’s quality of life, and lead to health complications down the road. But the negative health effects of poor posture can easily be avoided.

Maintaining Good Posture In The Hospital

Good posture isn’t just something you learn, it’s a lifestyle decision that you live each day. For doctors at medical computers, posture is something that can be practiced each day to increase overall health.

When sitting at your medical computer, it is important to avoid crossing your knees and ankles, as this can put unnecessary strain on the joints and muscles of these body parts. Keep your legs in front of you, inline with your hips. Likewise, keep your arms at right angles towards the keyboard. Your medical computer should have standard VESA mounting, and be capable of being adjusted directly to eye level. You don’t want to be straining your neck to look down at your medical computer’s monitor.

Above all, make sure you are sitting up straight. It is more than tempting to slink back into your chair, but keeping your chair flush against your back can prevent a slow fall into this position. Your height plays a big factor into all of this, make sure that your desk and medical computer are calibrated to your height accordingly. Your equipment should work around you, not the other way around.

Maintain Good Posture With Tangent

The posture of your doctors is crucial to your hospital’s long term success. Health doctors make healthy patients, and tangent is here to help. Tangent’s lineup of medical computers are capable of being mounted, making them easy to customize for an individual’s unique posture requirements. Give your doctors the posture aid they need with medical computers from Tangent.

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