Telemedicine for after the pandemic

Telemedicine With Medical Computers In A Post-Pandemic World

The last year has been a challenging one for many hospitals. The pandemic strained resources and personnel throughout the winter. But things are beginning to turn around, thanks in part to the widespread availability of vaccines. As hospitals exit the pandemic, they must turn their sights back towards helping everyday patients. The lessons learned in the pandemic should not go to waste however. The pandemic has accelerated medical grade computer adoption in the medical industry, and this adoption still has a place in a post-pandemic world.

Telemedicine With Medical Computers

Telemedicine has seen a remarkable boom in use during the pandemic. Patients with severe conditions rely on hospitals for their treatments. These could be needed on a weekly or daily basis. But when the pandemic hit, these patients were faced with a stark choice: receive the treatment they need and potentially put themselves in harm’s way, or forgo treatment and similarly see a decline in their health.

Neither option is ideal, and that’s where telemedicine came in. Telemedicine on medical computers allowed doctors to virtually connect with their most at-risk patients. Their patients in turn received the quality healthcare they needed. This was accomplished thanks to medical computers like the M24T from Tangent.

Tangent M24T Medical Computer

The M24T from Tangent is a full-fledged medical computer built with telehealth in mind. The M24T has an impressive front-facing camera that doctors can use in telehealth appointments to allow their patients to actually see them. This face-to-face contact is crucial not only for your patient’s peace-of-mind, but also for your doctors to better understand their patients.

The M24T also has a full touchscreen. This touchscreen allows doctors to view medical charts, x-rays, and other medical information using just their hands. This intuitive design facilitates easier communication between doctors and their patients, and cuts down on wasted time during telemedicine appointments.

Medical computers like the M24T can also connect with remote monitoring technology. Remote monitoring has allowed doctors to remotely perform the tests that some high-risk patients need on a daily or weekly basis, all without needing patients to actually come into the hospital. 

All Of The Convenience With None Of The Hassle

Tangent medical computers allow patients to visit with their doctors remotely, getting all the medical care they need without the hassle. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

Medical Computer Tablets For Better Communcation

Better Internal Communication In Hospitals With Medical Tablets

The medical industry has made many strides in their approach to workflows to combat this pandemic. However there are still a number of areas for hospitals to improve. Communication is one such area. There are few other places where communication is as critical to outcomes as the hospital. Everything from proper diagnoses, medication, and caregiving requires clear communication throughout the hospital.

Despite this, hospitals still lag in facilitating better communication among medical staff. A study by the Ghent University Hospital found that, “There is room for improvement of both content and timeliness of written communication.” The study also concluded that written communication remains a key tool in hospitals, despite their ever growing digitization.

Hospitals have begun using medical computers for everything from telehealth appointments to medication witnessing. They can improve their internal communications in the same way by utilizing medical grade tablets.

Better Communication With Medical Tablets

Doctors and nurses are constantly on the move throughout the hospital. Their daily tasks can leave them with little downtime to sit at their desk and check their emails. This lack of time can lead to important queries going unanswered, leading to delays in treatment or frustration on the side of the sender. 

Medical professionals can stay on top of their internal communications with medical tablets. Medical tablets like the T13 from Tangent are fully equipped to help keep doctors informed throughout their day. Doctors can easily check on emails and correspondence while on the move throughout the hospital. They can also check on a patient’s medical records, information, and more while on their way to check-ups.

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

Nurses can use the built-in barcode scanner to easily keep track of medication while administering it. Using the T13’s built-in RFID scanner, nurses can verify their badge and medication witnessing password without having to manually enter it. This secure process can save your nurses from having to remember long passwords, and allows IT to implement longer, stronger passwords system wide.

Improve Your Hospital With Tangent

Communication is key in the hospital, and Tangent is here to ensure medical staff are able to communicate in a safe and effective manner. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Better Vaccination Stations With Advanced Medical Grade Tablets

If you have tried to get a vaccine in recent days, chances are you have had to go through a patchwork system of government websites and private companies. This confusing process can show that a person is eligible for the vaccine on one website and not eligible in another. Luckily, this is about to change. The Biden administration is predicting that by April 19, all U.S. adults will be eligible for the vaccine.

Your hospital’s members have been confused for long enough. When it comes time for their vaccine appointment, make sure that the process is fully streamlined and easy for them. One of the best ways to streamline the vaccination process is with medical grade tablets.

Medical Grade Tablets For Vaccination Stations

Currently, many U.S. hospitals are relying on medical carts and other transportable medical computer stations for their vaccination clinics. While these medical carts certainly get the job done, they have some major drawbacks when it comes to facilitating vaccinations.

They may not be as portable as they seem. Vaccination clinics can see long lines at some points in the days, and virtually no one at other parts. With medical carts, there’s no flexibility in transitioning your medical staff from one area of the vaccination clinic to another.

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T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

That’s where medical grade tablets like the T13 from Tangent come in. The T13 is a robust medical grade computer contained in a portable, easy to use tablet. The dynamic touchscreen allows medical staff to carry the tablet with one hand and easily operate it with another. 

The T13 comes equipped with a barcode scanner. This barcode scanner can help integrate your vaccination process directly into your existing medical computer infrastructure, allowing nurses to print off vaccination record labels and quickly scan them rather than manually writing them out by hand.

What’s more, the T13 features an antimicrobial coating on its casing. This antimicrobial casing mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on its surface, allowing your nurses to work longer in between their regularly scheduled cleaning procedures. This antimicrobial coating works in tandem with the T13 medical grade tablet’s barcode scanner to reduce the number of writing utensils that your hospital needs to constantly clean and reuse in its vaccination clinic.

Vaccinate Easier With Tangent

Tangent has remained committed to helping our essential medical heroes throughout this pandemic by providing them with the best possible medical grade computer equipment. Now that we are in the homestretch, Tangent is one again offering hospitals an easy and efficient way to help their patients. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

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Antimicrobial All-In-One Medical Computers

While vaccination programs are underway throughout the United States, multiple areas are seeing a worrying rise in both cases and hospitalizations. States along the East coast are struggling to further lower their curves, as case numbers remain stagnant. Hospitals around the country need to remain vigilant in their fight against the pandemic. One of the easiest ways to keep medical professionals safe during these times is to equip them with antimicrobial medical grade computers.

Antimicrobial Medical Computers

As this pandemic has shown, infections can easily spread in the hospital. Masks, gloves, and regular safety precautions can go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of illness. But antimicrobial medical computers add an extra layer of protection to your hospitals.

Tangent M24T Medical Computer

Antimicrobial medical computers like the M24T from Tangent feature a durable coating that mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on its surface. This antimicrobial coating helps prevent the spread of disease by reducing the amount of pathogens present on one of the most widely touched surfaces in the hospital.

Antimicrobial medical computers are also IP rated for water resistance. This means that their screens can be cleaned with traditional sanitation supplies without any damage being sustained to the computer itself.

Customizable Medical Computers For Every Occasion

Medical computers from Tangent aren’t just antimicrobial, they are fully customizable. Take the E24B for instance. This all-in-one medical grade computers is as adaptable as it is powerful. With a built-in touchscreen, the E24B can be operated as a traditional desktop computer or tablet. What’s more, with the E24B’s hot-swap batteries, the medical computer can be equipped to medical carts with ease.

E22B and E24B from Tangent: built for emergency room use
E24B from Tangent

When on medical carts, the E24B can run on a 24/7 basis. Simply swap out batteries throughout the day as needed, there’s no need to park the entire cart and wait for it to charge.

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This pandemic has forced hospitals to be on constant alert for the safety of both their employees and patients. Now, the end of the pandemic is in sight. But now is not the time to relax your hospital’s safety plan. Keep your hospital safe until vaccinations can be fully administered with antimicrobial computers from Tangent. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

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Medical Grade Tablets For Efficient Hospitals

The winter surge of infections is clearly coming to an end, with infections consistently trending downwards in the last few weeks. With vaccines being rolled out, and U.S. estimates suggesting that every American will be vaccinated by the summer, the end of this pandemic is within sight. However, until every American is vaccinated and variants of the virus are fully curtailed, the U.S. medical system needs to remain vigilant against the pandemic. 

Doctors and nurses need the right equipment to keep patients safe during these times. Equipment that can allow them to adapt to any circumstance or hospitalization rate in the hospital, and medical grade tablets are just that.

Medical Grade Tablets: Built For Adapting

The pandemic has proven that hospitals need to be extremely flexible, and capable of handling surges of patients previously unseen. One of the ways that hospitals have adapted is the widespread adoption of telehealth appointments on medical computers. Telehealth appointments have allowed doctors to virtually meet with their most at-risk patients without putting them in harm’s way. These appointments also save both doctors and patients time, allowing both parties more time to focus on other tasks.

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

Medical tablets bolster the time saving benefits offered by telehealth appointments. With medical grade tablets like the T-13 from Tangent, doctors can respond to emails, pages, and more from anywhere in the hospital. Doctors can effectively prepare themselves for telehealth appointments from their medical tablet with ease, transitioning into these appointments seamlessly with the T-13’s powerful front-facing camera.

Medical Grade Tablets: Safe And Secure

Tangent knows that patient privacy is a top priority for hospitals, and has designed their medical tablets accordingly. In addition to meeting all privacy requirements, Tangent medical grade tablets also come equipped with the Medication Witnessing technology, MedWitness. MedWitness allows medical professionals to use their medical grade tablets to witness medication usage and disposal easily and securely. MedWitness integrates directly into your hospital’s clinical workflow, and is compatible with Cerner Millennium® and integrated with Imprivata Confirm ID™.

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Tangent Medix M8

MedWitness allows medical professionals to securely use their badges for this process, without needing multiple complex passwords, saving them valuable time.

Medical grade tablets from tangent are also equipped with hot-swappable batteries. These swappable batteries allow tablets like the T-13 to run on a nearly 24/7 basis, without needing to be plugged into an outlet. 

Tangent Medical Grade Tablets: Upgrade Your Hospital Today

Doctors and nurses have been relying on their medical grade computers throughout this pandemic. Medical tablets give your medical professionals the same power seen in their medical computers, but in a sleek and mobile package. Learn more about Tangent’s lineup of medical grade tablets today by Contacting Tangent Sales.

Tangent Medical Computers For Medical Cart Use

When times are uncertain, one constant that hospitals can always rely on is the quality of their Tangent medical computers. Recently, Belfast City Hospital was in dire need of medical carts. Tangent worked closely with Hospital Services Limited and Touchpoint Medical to quickly deliver 15 quality-made medical carts directly to the hospital. 

This is just one of the many hospitals and medical centers that Tangent has supplied sanitary medical computers to during this pandemic. With Tangent medical computers, hospitals can host an army of medical carts capable of operating on a 24/7 basis.

Tangent Medical Grade Computers Built For Medical Cart Use

What makes a medical grade computer perfect for medical cart use? Namely, having it be built from the ground up for medical cart use. Medical computers like the Medix T-13 are custom built with medical cart usage in mind.

The Medix T-13 comes equipped with a 13″ display, and an Intel 8th generation processor with 32 GB Ram to quickly and accurately show vital medical information. A lightweight magnesium chassis ensures that this medical computer, when attached to a medical cart, is easy to maneuver around the hospital.

Tangent Medix T-13

Tangent knows that hospitals are thin on resources currently, which is why medical computers like the Medix T-13 are designed to have their essential performance available 24/7. With hot-swap battery technology, the Medix T-13 can operate on a 24/7 basis without needing to be plugged into a wall outlet. This allows your hospital’s medical carts to be used anywhere in the hospital, regardless of power availability. This can be vital for hospitals experiencing impacted capacity.

The Medix T-13 has many customization options to allow hospitals to tailor the medical computer to their unique needs. Options like barcode scanners, RFID readers, and carrying handles are available for hospitals to use.

Safe and Sanitary

Now more than ever, medical staff are rightfully aware of how disease can spread throughout the hospital and doing everything they can to combat this. Tangent wants their products to always do more good than harm, and that is why their medical computers feature antimicrobial enclosures.

With antimicrobial enclosures, Tangent medical computers mitigate the growth of harmful pathogens on their surfaces. They also sport sealed screens, which support infection prevention protocols and minimize cross contamination. These sealed screens can also be used while wearing gloves, maximizing their effectiveness.

Tangent: Medical Carts Made Easy

Tangent has successfully delivered numerous medical carts to those who need them most, and they can help your hospital just the same. Tangent can work directly with your staff to furnish them with the right equipment, customized to your hospital’s unique circumstances. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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Medical Grade Computers For Emergency Care

While case numbers fall and plateau in some areas of the United States, the ongoing pandemic is still ravaging the country. ICU capacity is beginning to increase in some areas, but many remain close to or at 0%. Hospitals and emergency services need to use this small reprieve to boost their capacities for another potential surge in cases. With medical grade computers, hospitals can be prepared for surges in case numbers and emergency situations.

Medical Grade Computers For Emergency Care

When it comes to medical grade computers, reliability is everything. In the field or in the ICU, your patients need the most reliable medical computers around to ensure their wellbeing. That’s why at Tangent, we build our medical computers to be as reliable as possible. Each of Tangent’s medical grade computers are designed to last. With IP rated front panels that can withstand regular washings, Tangent medical grade computers can thrive in any hospital environment. 

Medical grade computers like the M24T from Tangent also feature fanless cooling systems. Without fans, Tangent medical grade computers can operate for longer periods of time without needing maintenance. What’s more, Tangent’s fanless medical computers can help restrict airflow in the hospital and help keep infection risks to a minimum.Tangent’s medical computers also come with antimicrobial coatings for an extra layer of protection. This coating mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on the surface of the medical computer, allowing doctors and nurses greater ease of mind when using them.

Tangent’s commitment to the health of patients everywhere extends past simply delivering our medical computers to hospitals. We back out medical computers with extensive warranties that can cover them for three and a half years. In addition, Tangent offers comprehensive and U.S. based customer support for our products on a 24/7 basis. No matter when or where you need help, Tangent has you and your hospital’s back.

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While there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is still a long drive ahead of us. Tangent wants to help your hospital succeed during these trying times, and has the technology to do just that. Contact an expert at Tangent Sales today for more information.

Are Medical AI Tools Worth Using In Hospitals?

Medical AI Tools are rapidly becoming mainstream features in hospitals, especially during this pandemic. These tools can help doctors make diagnosis, or simply advise them on treatment plans. Recently, the Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, proposed permanently ending FDA oversight on certain medical AI tools. Azar is recommending the end to this oversight in part because there are few complaints against Medical AI Tools. But is this truly the case?

Medical AI Tools During The Pandemic

Like many procedures, FDA oversight has looked very different during the pandemic. Many medical products and tools that regularly receive oversight have been granted emergency approval, including PPE and Medical AI Tools.

But due to the nature of using Medical AI Tools, the lack of complaints against them should not be taken at face value. Doctors will use Medical AI Tools to help guide them to making a diagnosis, and thus patients will only hear from their doctors about their diagnosis. There is rarely time where a patient will directly know about, or form opinions on Medical AI Tools.

Should Hospitals Use Medical AI Tools If They Do Not Have Oversight?

The question of whether or not certain Medical AI Tools will receive oversight is still up in the air. Ultimately, the decision will fall upon the incoming Biden Administration, who will have the final say. Currently, the proposal includes 91 products, including PPE, that can potentially receive exemption from oversight.

With Medical AI Tools, oversight may be something that hospitals would want to see remain the standard. Medical AI Tools have been found to cause hospitals to become worse at detecting illnesses like breast cancer. Research has found that some breast imaging software has not improved certain hospitals’s ability to detect breast cancer.

However, it’s worth noting that this particular software came out in 1998. Medical AI Tools, and AI in general, are becoming more advanced with each passing day. With this in mind, alleviating pressure on certain Medical AI Tools to be constantly overseen may help bolster medical innovation.

In either case, Medical AI Tools have found themselves to be indispensable in the hospital, and during this pandemic. The FDA has previously admitted Medical AI Tools emergency-use status for the pandemic, showing how critical these tools have become. With or without oversight, Medical AI Tools will continue to be used in the hospital, and your hospital should be ready.

Tangent E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Running Medical AI Tools takes a powerful computer, and Tangent has a large selection to choose from. From the widescreen M24T medical computer to the blackout-resistant E24B, Tangent has your computing needs covered. Contact Tangent’s Medical Computer department today to speak with an expert on how to effectively set up Medical AI Tools in your hospital.

 

Should Hospitals Continue Using Telehealth Appointments After The Pandemic?

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

Telehealth After The Pandemic

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

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

Continuing Use Of Telehealth After The Pandemic

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

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Medical Grade 24″ Computer For Telemedicine

Telehealth With Tangent

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

 

medical computers for telehealth therapy

Telehealth Therapy Appointments On Medical Computers Save Time

It’s no secret that telehealth has become a vital part of medical care across the country. As the pandemic continues to worsen, hospitals are seeing staffing shortages. Telehealth on medical computers helps fill in the gaps left by staffing shortages, allowing doctors to see more patients in a day than would typically be possible. The American Medical Association has called for the pandemic-related waivers that make telehealth possible to be expanded with the recently introduced Telehealth Modernization Act.

But it’s not just traditional medical appointments that benefit from being transformed into telehealth appointments on medical computers. Therapy and mental health appointments can — and have — also greatly benefit from being done on telehealth enabled devices.

Therapy Appointments Using Telehealth

The Harvard Business Review recently took a look at the pros and cons of therapy and psychiatry appointments via telehealth. Here’s what they found,

“The payoff can be huge: a cascade of improvements to EHRs, integration of digital clinical data and collateral information, a data-driven approach to clinical decision-making, more tailored clinical monitoring and responsiveness, and a sustainable model for personalized care at scale.”

When telehealth on medical computers becomes normalized, the success of therapy appointments on the whole can be greatly expanded.

Efficient Appoints Using Telehealth

One of the main drawbacks to physical appointments is their length. Patients must check-in, be roomed, and screened by medical assistants. This process occurs on the hospital’s time, and requires rooms be made available to patients even before they are being treated. Furthermore, during this pandemic, these rooms can be used for other vital work or even transformed into additional ICU space.

With medical computers, doctors can use their office to virtually “room” scores of patients in a single day. Patients can fill out forms and be screened on their own time, and doctors can see one patient after another without clogging up the hospital’s supply of rooms.

Furthermore, at-risk patients that have underlying diseases in addition to their mental illnesses do not have to be put in harm’s way by entering the actual hospital. They can remain safe at their homes, and doctors likewise do not have to come into contact with more people than is absolutely necessary.

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Telehealth on Tangent Medical Computers

Medical grade computers from Tangent, in addition to being built for Telehealth, are antimicrobial. This means that their casing mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on its surface, keeping your doctors safer while they do their vital work.

Tangent: Here To Help With Telehealth

Tangent medical computers are custom built for telehealth applications, and can help your doctors virtually meet with more patients than ever. When resources are stretched thin, your hospital can rely on Tangent to fill in the gaps. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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