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Can Telehealth Be Used For Chronic Disease Management?

As Telehealth becomes more ingrained into our society, questions about its long term use are bound to come up. One of these questions is if Telehealth on medical computers can effectively treat those with chronic diseases. Chronic disease management is one of the primary services offered by hospitals. But due to the ongoing pandemic, the efficacy of these services may be hindered.

Simply put, those with chronic diseases are also at a higher risk of contracting series cases during the pandemic. This means that those with chronic diseases may want to avoid hospitals altogether, to avoid even the chance at unwanted contact. But these patients still need to be treated for their chronic diseases, and telehealth may be their way to still receive treatment.

Luckily, a study by the University of York found that telehealth services are an effective way to treat those with chronic diseases. The study reads,

“Compared to usual care, home telemonitoring or telephone support was associated with a reduction in the number of patients rehospitalised (one RCT), reduced mortality (two RCTs), [and] a lower number of hospitalisations…”

It is worth noting that the researchers stressed that their work was done with a small sample size, but it is still promising work. With effective medical computers capable of running telehealth applications, Hospitals can make sure that their patients.

Remote Monitoring With Medical Grade Computers

Like Telehealth, remote monitoring is a tool that utilizes medical grade computers to keep your most at-risk patients cared for. Those with chronic disease can make use of remote monitoring systems to keep track of their vitals, measurements that would typically be done in the hospital setting. Then, they can easily transfer these measurements to your hospital’s doctors for monitoring on their medical grade computers.
With the same medical grade computer, doctors can then study a patient’s measurements and take notes on suggested therapeutics or lifestyle changes. Doctors can then easily set up a telehealth appointment with their patient to discuss their findings face-to-face, all from one convenient medical computer.

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Now more than ever, the role of hospitals is crucial to the health of communities across the nation. But patients who need medical care the most are the same patients who would be put at risk by entering hospitals. By ensuring patients have access to quality telehealth services running on the best medical computers, hospitals can keep their patients safe and healthy — both inside and outside the hospital.

Contact Tangent Sales today for more information on our telehealth-ready medical computers.

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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.

Tangent medical computers have built in front-facing cameras and solid network capabilities that allow for clear and accurate virtual appointments

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.

T-13 Medical Grade Tablet From Tangent
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.

Tangent's Medical Computers Are There When You Need Them
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.

Be Prepared With Tangent

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.

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.

H22 Medical Computer From Tangent
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.

T-13 Medical Tablet From Tangent
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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Keeping Essential Employees Safe At Work

As more employees return to work, keeping them safe should be the top priority of every business. But as the pandemic continues on, it is becoming increasingly difficult to properly protect essential workers. Facemasks, regular handwashing, and social distancing efforts are key to protecting your essential employees, but there are other steps you can take to ensure their safety. By using antimicrobial, medical grade computers in place of traditional computers, your employees can feel safer knowing that they are using safe and sanitary computers.

Medical Grade Computers: Safe And Sanitary

How many employees touch a computer on any given day? If your employees work at a grocery store, chances are they share checkout lanes with each other throughout the day. Regularly cleaning these POS computers is a great way to stop the spread of germs, but employees may forget to clean their computer as regularly as they do the conveyor belt or customer card reader. With an antimicrobial computer at their side, employees can feel safe knowing that their computers take care of the disinfecting.

Antimicrobial medical grade computers from Tangent are computers that are specifically designed for use in high-germ scenarios. In today’s world, they double as a precautionary measure against the pandemic. Medical grade computers from Tangent are treated with an antimicrobial agent that makes their enclosure fully antimicrobial. Pathogens quickly die off on the surface of these devices, and their spread is mitigated.

With a fully washable touchscreen as well, antimicrobial medical grade computers from Tangent are easy to use. Just like your employee’s smartphones or tablets, medical grade computers from Tangent can be operated with just fingers. There’s no fancy system for employees to learn either as medical grade computers from Tangent use Windows 10 as their operating system, more than likely the same operating system employees use at home.

Medical grade computers like the E24B from Tangent or the M24T from Tangent are fully mountable in nearly every situation and can be easily fitted with your POS software of choice. In any business, medical grade computers from Tangent can find a place and help keep your employees, customers, and yourself safe during these trying times.

Medical Grade: Take The Safety Of Hospitals Anywhere

Hospitals take advantage of some of the most advanced technology to keep both patients and doctors safe and happy. Now, this same technology is available to every business, not just hospitals. Medical grade computers from Tangent are ready to help keep your business open and your employees feeling safe. Contact Tangent’s Medical Computer Sales Hotline today for more information.

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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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Why Hospitals Rely On Fax Machines, And How They Can Advance With Medical Computers

If you wanted to buy something off your favorite online shop, and the only way to get your receipt was via fax, would you still buy it? Chances are you would, but forgo collecting your receipt altogether. The matter of the fact is that fax machines are (and have been) outdated for decades. But despite advances in medical grade computer technology, nearly 90% of hospitals still rely on these dinosaurs of machines to transfer patient data around the hospital. Why are fax machines still prevalent in hospitals around the country when medical grade computers are more advanced than ever? To answer this question, we will have to go back to when patient data was on paper instead of on medical grade computers.

The HITECH Act And Transition To Medical Computer Records

In 2009 amidst the previous economic recession, President Obama passed a series of legislation aimed at reinvigorating the economy. One of these acts was the HITECH Act, which among other things also set aside $30 billion for hospitals to revamp their paper medical records by digitizing them and putting them on medical grade computers. The switch from paper medical records to digital ones on medical computers proved to be a huge success, with medical computer-based patient records jumping from from 9 percent in 2008 to 83 percent in 2015 according to Vox.

The large stimulus amount in this Act is mostly responsible for this jump in medical computer-based record usage. But even though hospitals adopted the use of medical grade computers for their records, the industry that created patient record software still had some catching up to do.

There was no part in this Act that forced these software companies to work together on standardizing files. Because of this, a radiologist may want to send an X-ray over to a cardiologist in the same hospital, but have no way for the file to accurately transfer. This harkened back to the earliest days of computers, when programs and files had no standardization and often required specific software and hardware combinations to work.

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Fax Machines Don’t Have To Be A Crucial Part Of Your Hospital

Thus, the fax machine was used to physically print off patient information from medical computers, and send copies to other departments and hospitals.

How Can Hospitals Ditch The Fax Machine?

If medical grade computers are flying cars, then fax machines are roads. While they played an important role in the transition to full medical grade computer use, they are quickly approaching their expiration date. Medical computers have long had medical software that is both safe and secure, and capable of transporting medical data.

Secure email can also play a pivotal role in transferring patient data between medical grade computers. These options also allow hospitals to save on paper and ink costs, and free up valuable realty that is taken up by bulky fax machines. However, this does not explain how hospitals can get their medical grade software to communicate with each other.

The 21st Century Cures Act requires that medical software to exchange medical data with other medical software without special effort. The exact meaning of this Act is still up for debate, but is promising in its scope. If implemented as intended, this Act would require medical software companies to play nice with each other, and finally allow that radiologist to email the cardiologist an X-Ray.

How Can Hospitals Be Ready For The Removal Of Fax Machines?

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Be Ready With Medical Computers From Tangent

Fax machines have come and gone for a large part of the economy. Hospitals, being some of the last to make the transition away from the fax machine have many choices to choose from. With quality medical computer technology, hospitals can make this transition easily and securely. Contact Tangent sales today to learn about special offers on upgrading your hospital to the digital age.

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Can AI On Medical Grade Computes Make Diagnosis?

Medical computers have made hospitals a safer and more effective place for hospitals to help the patients they serve. But the revolutions made by medical computers in the hospital haven’t stopped at simply replacing paper based medical records. In fact, the possibilities that medical computers bring to the hospital have only just begun.

Medical Computers And AI: Coming Soon

While medical computers are smart, they are only as smart as the software running on them. That’s what makes the possibility of an AI doctor on a medical computer so promising. While traditional medical software running on a medical grade computer requires a doctor or nurse to operate, and is mostly used for clerical duties, an AI doctor can take on some of the responsibilities normally delegated to doctors.

While this may sound like pure speculation, we are reaching the eventuality of an AI doctor on a medical grade computer every day. MIT recently discussed their machine-learning AI doctor-like structure that can aid in diagnosing patients. The AI looks at x-rays, and either clears the patient or sends off the x-ray to an actual doctor for inspection. In this way, the number of x-rays or other diagnostic tests that doctors have to sift through can be dramatically reduced. With a medical AI on a medical computer, one doctor can have the productivity of two.

Prepare For AI On Medical Computers

While the practical use of these AI doctors may be a few years out still, there is no time better to prepare for them than now. With the latest medical computer technology, your hospital can be prepared for the medical AI of tomorrow, today. With medical computers like the M24T from Tangent, doctors can make use of an advanced medical grade computer that can eventually run the future’s medical software.

While they wait, doctors can make use of the pinnacle of medical grade computer technology. The fully-sanitizable touchscreen on all of Tangent’s all-in-one medical grade computers means that doctors can use their medical computers with the same ease as their own smartphones. This ease of use also translates to their fully antimicrobial enclosures, which mitigate the spread of harmful pathogens on the medical computer’s surfaces.

Medical Computers: Medical Technology, Evolved

AI doctors are only a few years away, and preparing your hospital for the addition of these workers is a must. With medical computers from Tangent, these new doctors can find a comfortable home in your hospital.