Telehealth For Quarantined Patients

Telehealth Options For Quarantined Patients

The top priority of any hospital is ensuring the health and safety of patients. The complications of the pandemic have made this mission that much more difficult. Doctors and nurses don personal protective gear each and every time they see a quarantined patient. While effective, this approach to caring for quarantine patients leaves room for human error. Reducing the amount of time medical staff spend with sick patients can reduce the risk associated. There are telehealth options that can help keep your quarantined patients in constant contact with their doctors, without putting either party in harm’s way.

Telehealth Made Easy For Quarantined patients

Right now, routine check ups on quarantined patients most likely require your doctors to be there in person. They talk with the patient about their health and help put them at ease. While there are some times when doctors will need to be in the room with these patients, many times there is no need.

Giving quarantined patients access to a medical tablet can reduce these unnecessary encounters. Your IT department simply sets up these medical tablets with restrictions on a patient’s access to them. Devices from Tangent like the T13 come equipped with a forward facing camera. Your patients can then use the tablet to perform routine telehealth appointments with their doctors and nurses. 

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

Depending on your hospital’s device policies, these medical tablets can also serve as entertainment systems for your patients. Giving patients limited internet access, you can keep them entertained during their quarantine. 

Safe With Medical Tablets

Tangent medical tablets like the T13 feature an antimicrobial enclosure. This enclosure mitigates the growth of harmful bacteria across the device’s surfaces. In conjunction with regular disinfectants, this coating can help keep your patients and doctors safe while using their medical tablets.

Doctors Benefit Too

Doctors can make use of larger medical grade computers like the M24T to access telehealth appointments with quarantined patients. The M24T features a wide, 24 inch touchscreen monitor. Doctors can view patient records on one side of their screen while chatting with patients on the other.

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M24T Medical Computer

The M24T also comes with an optional front webcam that can take clear video of your doctors for these appointments. This medical computer is also a robust workstation that can handle all of your doctor’s medical programs with ease.

Better Workflows For Quarantined Patients

Quarantined patients have become a mainstay in hospitals since the beginning of this pandemic. Tangent medical computers can help your doctors and nurses stay in contact with your patients while remaining safe. For more information, Contact Tangent Sales today.

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Medical Tablets For A Medical Grade Environment

When you think of your hospital, what comes to mind? You no doubt think of a place your local community depends on for quality healthcare. A place where your doctors, nurses, and medical staff all perform vital services each day for the greater good. But these days, you also probably think about the cleanliness of your hospital. As the pandemic continues on, hospitals need to remain vigilant in their sanitation practices. The right medical tablets can bolster these efforts and help create a cleaner, safer medical grade environment.

Medical Tablets: What Are They?

Medical tablets are not just another type of computer for your doctors to casually use. They can replace nearly every other computer that your doctors interact with. Unlike traditional tablets, medical tablets are specifically designed for the medical setting. The M8 from Tangent was built from the ground up for medical grade environments. It can run either on Windows or Android, and is capable of displaying many different medical programs.

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Tangent Medix M8

Doctors can look at patient charts, receive emails, and perform telehealth visits right from the palm of their hand with the M8. These medical tablets are powerful enough to handle software used on traditional medical computers, without all of the bulk. 

Antimicrobial Coatings: Cleaner and Safer

While hospitals have increased their sanitation protocols during this pandemic, there is simply never enough. As soon as an area in your medical grade environment is touched, it becomes a liability. But what if this effect could be lessened? Medical tablets like the T13 from Tangent do just that. The T13 features an antimicrobial enclosure which can reduce the spread of germs in the hospital. The enclosure mitigates the growth of harmful bacteria across the computer’s surfaces, and thus your hospital as well.

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Tangent’s Medix T13 Medical Tablet PC

The T13 can be used by multiple doctors and nurses while helping maintain a cleaner medical grade environment. It also can feature a barcode scanner to aid your workers in their cataloging.

Create A Better Medical Grade Environment With Tangent

Your hospital is a site of innovation and you should not let the pandemic get in the way of this. The right medical tablets can help your medical grade environment remain an inviting place for all. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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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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

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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.

Best Medical Grade PCs

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.

Tangent Medical Grade PCs for Pharmacies

Medical Grade PCs For Pharmacy Use

Pharmacies are one of the most important areas in any hospital. While doctors help diagnose patients and recommend medication, it is the pharmacy where these efforts come to a head. However some pharmacists are still lacking in the tools they need to do their job safely and efficiently. Medical grade PCs can help your pharmacists with reading prescriptions, keeping track of inventory, and more.

Electronic Prescriptions That Prevent Error

A widely cited study in the Journal of the Royal Society Of Medicine found that 15% of studied clinical histories were illegible. Doctors no doubt had the best intentions while writing these clinical histories. However, the fact remains that handwriting leaves room for error. This is especially true for prescriptions. If a patient receives a handwritten prescription and gives it to their hospital pharmacy, there is the chance of the pharmacist misinterpreting it.

Tangent E24B Medical Grade Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

This can have disastrous consequences for both patients and hospitals. Doctors and Pharmacists can cut down on this margin of error by using medical grade PCs to transfer prescriptions. Doctors can use medical grade PCs like the E24B from Tangent to safely send medication recommendations to their hospital’s pharmacy. After that, Pharmacy technicians receive the prescription through their own computer in a completely legible format.

Easy Access To Patient Medical Information

Your doctors have access to their patient’s medical history, and so should your pharmacy technicians. Pharmacy technicians can access relevant medical information from their medical grade PCs. The M24T from Tangent features a touchscreen. Technicians can use this touchscreen to quickly view patient information, making sure that they are giving their patients relevant advice.

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

All medical grade PCs from Tangent feature these touchscreens. These touchscreens are fully sanitizable, and can be cleaned with regular detergents found in the hospital.

Medical PCs That Work With POS Devices

Inventory tracking can be a hassle, especially in the pharmacy. Nowhere else is the level of precision expected as high as it is in the pharmacy, and for good reason. One small mistake can lead to potentially monumental consequences for a patient. Pharmacy technicians perform pill counting and inventory management, but their medical grade PC can help.

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

Medical grade PCs like the T13 from Tangent are designed to interact with POS systems. The T13 comes with an optional barcode scanner, and can even act as a POS system with the right software. This computer can help keep track of inventory, keep track of payments, and keep a digital record of patient drug usage.

Handling Drug Information With Medical PCs

Knowing Drug information is one of the primary tasks of a pharmacy technician. They need to be able to tell patients the ins and outs of a medication, including how to use it and the possible side effects. While the information that regularly comes with medication can provide knowledge to your technicians, the use of medical grade PCs offers entirely new insights for them. 

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Tangent Medix M8

Medical grade PCs like the M8 tablet can be a great tool for your pharmacy technicians. This handheld medical device displays information while being able to fit in the palms of your technicians. 

Bring Your Pharmacy Into The Future

Medical grade PCs are revolutionizing healthcare by making hospital staff more efficient and giving them access to the medical information they need. Don’t neglect any department in your hospital’s digital revolution, including your pharmacy. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

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Medical Computers For Medical Imaging

Medical imaging has been one of the premier medical advancements of the last century. Doctors can utilize x rays, MRI machines, and tests to get a look inside a patient’s body. These processes have led to better diagnostic capabilities and a more precise medical process. But these imaging technologies are only as good as the equipment they are connected to. Your doctors need the right medical computers to receive medical imaging files, and Tangent has them.

Medical Imaging Made Easy

Medical imaging typically requires a device such as an MRI or xray machine. These machines do the heavy lifting of creating images for your doctors to investigate. But the medical computer that displays these images is equally important.

Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent come equipped with a wide touchscreen. Your doctors can use this screen to get a full and clear view of the medical image they are parsing. 

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

The touchscreen also allows your doctors to enhance and zoom in on images to get a closer look. The M24T’s SSD combined with its 8th generation Intel processor ensure that your doctors can manipulate and study these medical images without lag.

Better Diagnostics 

Medical computers also have the ability to send and receive medical images with ease. Once a file has been transferred to a medical computer, your medical staff can send it to any other point in the hospital. 

For instance, let’s say a nurse is drawing blood. They then send the blood to the lab for testing. The test results can easily be sent via a medical computer right back to the doctor that ordered them. The doctor can then parse the test results and make accurate decisions.

This is also true for medical images from MRI or xray machines. In both cases, doctors are able to quickly send results to patients, lab technicians, or other doctors for second opinions. They can also order print outs for physical viewing.

Safe and Sanitary Medical Computers

Medical computers from Tangent like the E24B all feature antimicrobial coatings. These coatings prevent harmful bacteria from proliferating on the surface of the medical computer. 

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E24B from Tangent

This means that while your doctors are using their computer for medical imaging, they won’t have to worry about potentially spreading germs on it. The fully washable screens of Tangent computers are IP rated for water resistance, and can handle regular cleanings.

Improve With Tangent Medical Computers

Tangent medical computers are designed to help doctors do their tasks, whatever they may be. When it comes to medical imaging,  they can help doctors make clear and concise treatment decisions. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

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5 Uses For Medical Computers

It may seem like the uses of medical computers mirror those of traditional computers, and that the two are interchangable. They both send emails, can handle spreadsheets, and can access the internet. But the uses of medical computers are far more exact and tailored to the hospital environment. Here are five of the top uses for medical computers.

Medical Imaging With Medical Computers

Medical imaging requires the use of complex machinery like X-ray, ultrasound, and MRI Machines. Hospital staff nearly always need a reliable medical computer in order to operate these machines. Tangent medical computers like the M24T feature a lightning fast NVMe SSD. This allows the medical computer to load medical imaging software in a snap, and perform tasks as fast as your machinery will allow.

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

Telehealth Appointments

The pandemic continues to make clear the importance of telehealth appointments in the medical space. These appointments allow patients who may struggle to reach the hospital a quick and convenient way to get the medical care they need. Tangent computers all feature front facing cameras. These cameras are perfect for giving your patients the face-to-face time with their doctors that they need.

Patient Monitoring

Just as medical computers can help your doctors connect with patients, they can also help them to monitor important medical information. Remote monitoring technology coupled with Tangent computers can allow your doctors to receive real time information from their patients. They can then use this data to recommend treatments, call patients in for emergency care, and generally help patients in a way not possible before.

Medical Computers For Surgery Procedures

Surgery rooms need to be sterile, and traditional computers can detract from a room’s sanitation. They can become breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and also circulate dusty air throughout the room. Tangent medical computers like the E24B feature an antimicrobial enclosure that mitigates the growth of harmful bacteria. They also come with a fanless cooling system to keep your computers from circulating air. 

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Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Rapid Electronic Health Records Access

Your doctors need to be able to access their patient’s information quickly. The same NVMe SSD slot that Tangent computers feature can also be used to store Electronic Health Record software. This allows the software to boot up and load files quickly and accurately.

Choose Tangent

There are plenty of use cases for medical computers in the hospital. But not every medical computer is built equally. Tangent goes to great lengths to ensure that each medical computer by them is built to last in a medical environment. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today. 

Telehealth

Tele-Health, Tele-Medicine, and Tele-Patient Appointments On Medical Computers

This pandemic has not only changed the way healthcare operates, but also how it is delivered. Virtual appointments were scarce before 2020, often used as an auxiliary option for patients. Now nearly any appointment that can be done online is. Tele-health, Tele-medicine, Tele-patient appointments all play increasingly important roles in the hospital.

Despite their similar names, these types of virtual appointments couldn’t be any more different.

Tele-health On Medical Computers

Sometimes an appointment revolves simply around a doctor needing to speak with their patient. This could be for an annual checkup, or even a screener interview to see if further medical attention is needed. Tele-health is perfect for these instances.

For tele-health appointments, doctors use their medical computer as a virtual phone. This allows them to connect with patients face-to-face, while also having their medical records on hand.

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

The Medix 24T from Tangent comes with a built-in, front-facing camera. This high resolution camera is perfect for tele-health appointments and allows patients to see their doctors with the utmost clarity.

What Is Tele-medicine 

Tele-medicine takes the practical applications of tele-health one step further. In addition to patients having face-to-face time with their doctors, they also receive treatment. Treatment options with tele-medicine can vary, but are made increasingly easier with the right medical computers.

Nearly all of Tangent’s medical computers feature front facing cameras to capture your doctor during tele-medicine appointments. These same medical computers can be used with remote monitoring equipment at your patient’s homes, directly feeding virtual information to your doctors.

Tele-medicine can also include remote wound treatment, where doctors carefully explain over a medical call how to perform a vital operation. This could entail an emergency surgery, or a routine medical equipment adjustment. In either case, having a high-resolution camera to capture all of the details being presented is central to your doctors’ success.

Tele-Patient: Virtual Visitors

Tele-patient appointments are the most unique among the three virtual visits. They can include services from both tele-health and tele-medicine appointments, but with the added benefit of visitors.

Patients are allowed and encouraged to have other family members or caretakers present during tele-patient appointments. These visitors can either be in the same room as the patient, or use their own computer to login from a distance. 

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

Tele-patient appointments offer a way for patients to feel at ease and cared for during these difficult times. They also promote social distancing while still allowing for quality healthcare.

Virtual Appointments With Tangent

The pandemic is in a star of limbo, where it’s unclear when its effects will dwindle. While the pandemic will surely pass, virtual appointments are here to stay. Hospitals need the best medical computers for their doctors to perform these visits. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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3 Sanitation Features That Medical Computers Need

What’s at the top of your checklist when looking for new medical computers? Performance is probably near the top. Your doctors need fast and reliable equipment that can perform a variety of duties. But while performance is crucial to the efficacy of your computers, there’s another area worth considering: sanitation.

Multiple doctors and staff work with computers within a day. These computers can quickly and accidentally become a site for cross contamination within the hospital. This can lead to nosocomial infections, or worse. Tangent designs their medical computers to reduce these risks, prioritizing their sanitation features to help keep hospitals safe.

Antimicrobial Coating

Multiple people use a medical computer on any given day. Whether they are in a patient’s room or nursing station, medical staff routinely share this equipment. While sanitary precautions can help stop the spread of germs on these devices, these precautions can only go so far. That’s why Tangent includes an antimicrobial coating on all of their medical computers.

This antimicrobial coating is spread evenly over the surfaces of a medical computer. It mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens, preventing them from thriving upon contact. This can help reduce the risks imposed by traditional computers in the hospital. 

Fanless Cooling System For Medical Computers

One of the biggest reasons why other computers are not used in sensitive rooms such as the operating room are because of their fans. These fans are crucial to cooling off the computer, but have the negative effect of circulating bacteria and dust all around a room. This can cause potential health hazards for patients undergoing a surgery, and also cause wear and tear on the computer.

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Tangent M24T Medical Computers

Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent alleviate this problem by using a fanless cooling system. This system keeps the computer cool without needing a fan. The solid body design saves your IT department valuable maintenance time, and causes the M24T to be far cleaner than a fan based computer.

IP Rated, Washable Screen

Tangent E24B Medical Grade Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Regular cleanings are important for your medical computers. But many cannot handle traditional detergents used throughout hospitals to sterilize equipment. Tangent medical computers like the E24B are IP rated for water resistance. Their screens are fully washable with traditional cleaning solutions.

Create A Cleaner Hospital With Tangent Medical Computers

Hospitals need to be clean. The pandemic has shown the importance of routine santition work throughout the hospital. But enough is never enough. Create a cleaner and safer hospital with Tangent medical computers. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.