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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.

The New Medix 22
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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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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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.

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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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Antimicrobial Medical Computers For Hospital Use

As the pandemic surges forward into the fall, keeping hospitals safe will become increasingly difficult. The world is nearing 30 million confirmed cases and 1 million resultant deaths, two harrowing figures. With flu season nearing, these numbers are expected to increase as the two viruses mingle. How can hospitals keep safe during these times? Antimicrobial medical computers are one solution that can help hospitals stay cleaner and safer.

What Are Antimicrobial Medical Computers?

Antimicrobial medical computers, simply put, are medical computers that exhibit bacteria, microbe, and pathogen mitigation properties. Copper metal naturally exhibits some antimicrobial properties, and can kill bacteria on its surface. These properties have been harnessed by Tangent into a solution to coat all of their medical computers. This solution causes the enclosure of every Tangent medical computer to be antimicrobial and mitigate the growth of harmful pathogens on their surfaces.

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Antimicrobial Medical Computers In The Hospital

With antimicrobial enclosures, Tangent’s lineup of medical grade computers are in a different category altogether from traditional computers. Antimicrobial medical computers are built for the hospital, both inside and out. While the antimicrobial enclosure keeps your doctors and nurses safe from exposure to harmful pathogens, the internals of a Tangent medical computer help keep your medical staff on the cutting edge of technology. Featuring some of the latest Intel processors, expansive memory storage, and built-in telehealth features, medical computers from Tangent are ready to help your medical staff in every way.

Antimicrobial Computers For Telehealth

Speaking of telehealth, Tangent’s medical computers have been built for telehealth from the very beginning. Telehealth has been an exciting way for doctors to connect with patients in a timely manner, and now the technology is more important than ever. With built in cameras, microphones, and touchscreen capabilities, doctors can remotely connect with patients in a way that feels almost lifelike.

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Keep Your Hospital Safe With Tangent

There has never been a more pressing time to consider all the ways in which you can keep your medical staff safe and productive. Tangent is here with our lineup of antimicrobial medical computers to help keep your hospital running, doctors healthy, and patients happy. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information on our medical grade computers.

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How Can Hospitals Combat Hackers During This Pandemic?

Each and every day, hackers try their best to take down cybersecurity systems around the world, and those of hospitals are no exception. The New York Times has reported that Russian hackers have attempted to steal information on possible vaccines from the U.S. last week. In addition, over 140 high profile figures had their twitter accounts hacked last week in a devastating cyber attack. This only goes to show that even during a pandemic, cyber security must remain a top priority. Maintaining your hospital’s cybersecurity is crucial, here are three ways to help keep your hospital safe.

Choose The Right Medical Computers

Not every medical computer is created equal, and it shows when it comes to cyber security. Having secure medical computers is crucial for hospitals to thwart hacking and ransomware attempts, and there are no better medical computers for the job than those from Tangent. Medical grade computers from Tangent are built with your hospital’s safety in mind, both in the medical and cyber sense.

Medical grade computers like the M24T from Tangent come equipped with TPM 2.0 for maximum cybersecurity. This module ensures that the computer boots up and functions as it should, helping prevent costly breakdowns.  In addition, this module can prevent dictionary cyberattacks a method used by hackers to figure out passwords from occurring on your medical grade computers.

Keep Your Medical Grade Computers Updated

The longer a piece of software sits without being updated, the more time potential hackers have to crack it. When you update software on your medical computer, you’re not just receiving the latest additions. These updates make it harder for hackers to break into the software, as they now have to start from scratch in finding a vulnerability. Keeping your medical computers updated is the easiest way to help ward off potential cyber criminals.

Keep Your Doctors And Nurses Informed

Your medical computers are only as smart as the medical staff using them. It is important to train your staff not only how to use their medical grade computer, but also how to recognize suspicious activity. While this pandemic has strained hospital resources, it is this same strain that can make employees more susceptible to falling for cyber tricks like phishing scams. Make sure that your medical staff stay vigilant about such attempts.

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Tangent medical computers are designed with antimicrobial enclosures and TPM modules to keep your hospital safe from physical and digital pathogens. Keep your hospital running inside and out with medical grade computers from Tangent.

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3 Ways Remote Monitoring Can Help Your Hospital

As new case numbers continue to set records daily, hospitals must rethink the ways in which they see patients. Telehealth has been an indispensable tool during this pandemic to keep both doctors and patients safe, but it is only one part of the solution. With the addition of remote monitoring on medical grade computers, hospitals can safely and accurately keep track of their most at risk patients without putting them in harm’s way. Here are three ways in which remote monitoring can help your hospital.

Remote Monitoring: Keep Beds Open

Keeping hospital beds open is crucial to the success of pandemic mitigation efforts. Every bed must be available to those who need it, and already we are seeing ICUs around the country reach capacity. Remote monitoring on medical grade computers allows for more beds to be available for pandemic use. Patients who would otherwise require constant in-hospital monitoring can be sent home while still having their vitals monitored. In this way, hospital beds remain open and at risk patients still have the care they need.

Remote Monitoring: Keep At Risk Patients Safe

The CDC has stated that there are many ways for a person to be at high risk for becoming infected during this pandemic. Patients with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes are more susceptible to the harsher symptoms of the virus. However, these same patients are the ones who need to be going into hospitals for regular checkups. With remote monitoring on medical grade computers, patients can have their vitals monitored while avoiding hospitals altogether.

Remote Monitoring: Makes Use Of Antimicrobial Computers.

While not every medical grade computer is an antimicrobial computer, every Tangent medical grade computer is. Tangent’s lineup of medical grade computers comes with an antimicrobial enclosure and fully sanitizable touchscreen. Doctors using these medical grade computers can feel at ease knowing that their computer mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on its surface. With medical grade computers from Tangent, remote monitoring helps not just your at risk patients, but also your doctors stay healthy.

Remote Monitoring On Medical Grade Computers: Help Your Hospital Today

Medical grade computers are perfect for both telehealth and remote monitoring. During this pandemic, both of these tools have become widely available under new government regulations for hospital use. Contact a sales representative at Tangent today to get your hospital upgraded to meet the demands of this crisis.

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Medical Tablets For Hospital Safety

While phased reopenings in various states continue, the trend of infection cases is only increasing. While this is worrisome on its own, the impact this can have on our healthcare system is not to be underestimated. Keeping patients safe is the priority of every hospital, and in these times this priority is all the more challenging. But with Medical Tablets from Tangent, doctors and patients can have a barrier of safety while still giving and receiving medical care.

Medical Tablets: Promote Social Distancing

Hospitals are continuing to make efforts to mitigate the chance of infections for patients and medical staff. While wearing face masks and maintaining an appropriate distance during contact are key to preventing the spread of infection, medical tablets can help take this one step further. With a medical tablet in hand, doctors can talk to patients remotely via telehealth. Whether patients are at their own home or in the hospital, a medical tablet can give patients the face-to-face time they need without putting anyone at risk.

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent
T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

In the hospital, medical tablets allow doctors to access patient records on-the-go and before they sit down with a patient. This ensures that doctors are only in close proximity to patients for the least amount of time necessary. Patients can also make use of medical tablets in the hospital to safely and reliably contact medical personnel. In nearly every situation, a medical tablet can help promote social distancing and limit social interactions.

Antimicrobial And Fully Sanitizable

Not only do medical tablets from Tangent promote social distancing efforts, they take safety even further. Medical tablets like the T13 from Tangent have fully antimicrobial enclosures. These antimicrobial enclosures mitigate the growth of pathogens on the medical tablet’s surface. This allows medical tablets to be used by multiple medical personnel without the risk of infection poised by non-antimicrobial tablets.

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent
T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

In addition, medical tablets from Tangent are fully sanitizable with traditional cleaning products. With regular cleanings, medical tablets can safely and effectively keep hospitals running smoothly. The combination of being fully santizable and antimicrobial means that medical tablets from Tangent are the prime candidate for reducing infection risks.

Medical Tablets: Safe And Reliable

Tablets come in all shapes and sizes, but only medical tablets are built for the shape and size demanded by the medical setting. With telehealth options and fully antimicrobial enclosures, medical tablets from Tangent are the right fit for any hospital looking to promote safety.

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Unlike other medical grade computers, medical all-in-one computers from Tangent are equipped with fully sanitizable touchscreens. These touch screens allow medical computers like the M24T from Tangent to operate as both a tablet and medical computer.

Medical All-In-One Computers For Healthcare

New advancements in medical grade technology are made every day, and Tangent is at the forefront of medical grade computer development. As the role of digital information like Electronic Medical Records (EMR)s and Electronic Health Records (EHR)s in healthcare continues to increase, having the fastest possible access to this information will be vital in providing quality healthcare. At Tangent, our line of all-in-one medical computers is constantly being reimagined to give healthcare professionals the speed and ease of access they need.

Tangent Medical Grade Computers: Touchscreen Enabled

Unlike other medical grade computers, medical all-in-one computers from Tangent are equipped with fully sanitizable touchscreens. These touch screens allow medical computers like the M24T from Tangent to operate as both a tablet and medical computer.

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With this touchscreen, doctors and nurses alike can quickly and easily access patient information. These screens are fully sanitizable with alcohol based cleaners, ensuring that the risk of interhospital transmission of diseases remains low. In addition, Tangent medical all-in-one computers come with a fully antimicrobial enclosure as an added buffer against harmful pathogens.

The Latest Technology Built In

Tangent builds their medical computers with the latest technology and processes in mind. Medical computers like the E24B from Tangent are equipped with 8th generation Intel processors for maximum efficiency when working with medical programs. With up to an immense 32 gigabytes of RAM, this medical all-in-one computer is capable of multitasking with multiple pieces of medical software at once. With this speed and multitasking capabilities also comes the benefit of RFID and smartcard reader technology, allowing doctors and nurses easy access to these medical computers without having to constantly log in and out.

Tangent E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Built For Every Medical Setting

Tangent medical all-in-one computers set themselves apart in their ability to operate in nearly every medical environment. From local area health centers to aged care centers, from public hospitals to private hospitals, from mental health institutions to the dentist office, there is a Tangent medical computer built for it. With medical all-one-one computers, you don’t need to choose between a tablet with 24/7 battery life and a stationary medical computer; you can have both.

Tangent Medical Computers: The Perfect Fit

Every medical institution can benefit from medical all-in-one computers in their arsenal of medical technology. Tangent consistently raises the bar in medical computer development by creating multipurpose, exceptionally fast, and safe medical computers.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

While reducing readmission rates should be the goal of any hospital, the study also found ways to help make readmission as smooth as possible. Part of their strategy is to create a plan for family members and caretakers to use in case a patient needs to be readmitted. In addition, linking inbound and outbound medical records also helped. By using a medical grade computer, doctors can create these game plans for family members and caretakers and securely transfer the files to them. In addition, doctors can use their medical grade computer to combine medical records and ensure that a readmitted patient receives the care they need.

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates

As hospitals around the country reopen to elective procedures, unresolved challenges must once again be grappled with. One of these challenges is the reduction of hospital readmission rates. Hospital readmission refers to the readmission of a patient less than 30 days after a procedure, normally due to complications. According to the American Institute of Research, nearly one in five patients experience readmission.

While the lowering of this number should be enough to have hospitals take this issue seriously, there are other factors that contribute to the severity of this problem needing to be resolved. Due to the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), hospitals with an excess in hospital readmission rates may see their medicare payments significantly reduced.

With both the U.S. government taking this problem seriously and the sheer scope of the issue, it is more important than ever for hospitals to take the reduction of readmission rates seriously. Luckily, there is research showing that hospitals can take steps to reduce these rates, potentially saving patient’s time and money.

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates

In a study titled, “Hospital Strategies Associated With 30-Day Readmission Rates for Patients With Heart Failure” researchers found a number of ways to help reduce readmission rates for patients. One of these methods was to ensure that patients had follow-up appointments before being discharged. By keeping careful track of a patient’s recovery on medical PCs, medical staff can know beforehand whether a patient can be discharged. Then, in a follow up appointment, medical staff can refer to information on their medical grade computer on the patient’s recovery and make the decision on whether or not to discharge them. Keeping a record of a patient’s recovery on a medical PC can ensure patients who would be readmitted will instead remain in care.

Handling Readmission

While reducing readmission rates should be the goal of any hospital, the study also found ways to help make readmission as smooth as possible. Part of their strategy is to create a plan for family members and caretakers to use in case a patient needs to be readmitted. In addition, linking inbound and outbound medical records also helped. By using a medical grade computer, doctors can create these game plans for family members and caretakers and securely transfer the files to them. In addition, doctors can use their medical grade computer to combine medical records and ensure that a readmitted patient receives the care they need.

Hospital Readmission Rates: Reduced With Medical PCs

Reducing hospital readmission rates is a crucial goal in healthcare, and medical PCs can help achieve it. Medical PCs are a type of medical grade computer, and help doctor’s keep track of patient’s records so that readmission is not necessary. When it is, medical PCs can help make the process easy and keep patients healthy. With a medical grade computer at your doctor’s side, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.

Medical PCs are more than just what their name implies. Medical PCs are held to some of the most rigorous standards imposed on computers. At Tangent computers, all of our Medical PCs meet and exceed medical standards. Medical PCs like the Vita KW are UL 60601 certified for hospital use. In addition, Medical PCs that are Tangent computers feature fully antimicrobial enclosures. This means that Tangent computers are more sanitary than traditional computers and are capable of being used by multiple medical staffers in one setting.

Medical PCs In The Hospital Setting

As the nation reopens, so too will our hospitals. The CDC has recently published guidelines for hospitals on how to go about opening their doors for services such as elective surgeries. As hospitals dealing with massive backlogs begin this process, making sure they have the equipment they need will be crucial. Medical PCs can help hospitals deal with this backlog in a safe and sanitary manner.

Medical PCs: Safe And Sanitary

Medical PCs are more than just what their name implies. Medical PCs are held to some of the most rigorous standards imposed on computers. At Tangent computers, all of our Medical PCs meet and exceed medical standards. Medical PCs like the Vita KW are UL-60601 certified for hospital use. In addition, Medical PCs that are Tangent computers feature fully antimicrobial enclosures. This means that Tangent computers are more sanitary than traditional computers and are capable of being used by multiple medical staffers in one setting.

Touchscreen Enabled For Faster Use

Each day, medical staff use touch screens on their cellphones and are well acclimated to them. Tangent computers come with fully sanitizable touch screens built in, allowing medical staff to make full use of their innate touch screen abilities. Medical PCs by Tangent can also use traditional keyboards and mice as well. The E24B from Tangent features one such touchscreen, and can allow medical staff to work through backlogs with ease.

Built For 24/7 Use

What sets Tangent computers apart from other medical PCs for hospital use settings is their ability to run 24/7. Tangent computers feature hot-swap battery technology, which allows them to be used on mobile carts or in areas without plugs without needing to wait hours to charge. In addition, Tangent computers are backed by 24/7 U.S. based technical support. If there’s every a problem with a Tangent computer, it can be solved any time, anywhere.

Tangent Computers: The Best Medical PCs

Medical PCs are held to higher standards than other computers, but Tangent computers are on the highest standard. Medical PCs from Tangent are fully compliant with medical standards, and go beyond with their antimicrobial coating. With fully sanitizable touchscreens and hot-swap battery technology, medical staff can work safely and efficiently in the hospital.

Before our current crisis, healthcare workers already had a high burnout rate due to stress. With 42% of physicians feeling burned out by their work. The current situation is only exacerbating this stress for many frontline healthcare workers. While there is no convenient way to eliminate the overbearing weight of the world's current situation, there are smaller issues that can be easily resolved.

Reducing Frontline Healthcare Worker’s Stress And Anxiety

This crisis has taken a toll on all of us, but frontline healthcare workers have taken the brunt of this crisis. The doctors, nurses, and medical staff protecting the public health are doing so at their own risk. It’s no wonder then why some frontline healthcare facilities are seeing depression symptom rates of 50%. Experts say that as many as 25% of frontline healthcare workers may experience disorders such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress, according to the LA Times. How can we help these frontline healthcare workers and reduce their mental health issues?

Eliminate Other Stressors

Before our current crisis, healthcare workers already had a high burnout rate due to stress. With 42% of physicians feeling burned out by their work. The current situation is only exacerbating this stress for many frontline healthcare workers. While there is no convenient way to eliminate the overbearing weight of the world’s current situation, there are smaller issues that can be easily resolved.

Stressors for healthcare workers come in many sizes and forms, but largely have to do with the inefficiency of the healthcare facility that many work in. 49% of physician time is not spent helping patients, but rather filling out tedious paperwork. Having an assistant fill out this paperwork on a medical PC may reduce the stress physicians feel from this time sink. With assistants on medical PCs, doctors can focus on treating patients instead of filling out forms.

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Easy To Use Medical Computer From Tangent

Improve Your EHR System

Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) have done wonders for improving the efficiency of hospitals. But with the wrong hardware, EHR systems can have the opposite effect. Ensuring that your hospital has the latest medical PCs can help reduce EHR related stress. Medical PCs from Tangent feature the latest components and are designed for medical use. Tangent’s line of medical PCs are santiziable computers. This means that these medical PCs can easily be cleaned with regular hospital cleaning supplies.

With touchscreens, navigating EHR software on a Tangent sanitizable computer is quick and easy. Sanitizable computers with touch screens enable frontline healthcare workers to quickly input patient information and retrieve it as well. What’s more, these sanitizable computers are UL60601-Certified and come with a 3.5 year warranty, ensuring that these medical PCs last throughout this crisis without breaking down.

Medical PCs: Help Eliminate Frontline Healthcare Worker Stress

There is no one solution to our world’s current crisis. But when it comes to frontline healthcare worker stress, Tangent medical PCs can help reduce it. Tangent’s line of fully sanitizable computers can ease medical worker’s stress around their job, and lead to a better workplace.

Tangent is a leading supplier of medical grade computers. Sanitizable computers help prevent infections in hospitals.