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Medical Grade Computers Built For Quality Care Telemedicine

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

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

Medical Grade Computers Built For Telemedicine

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

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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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.

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

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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.

Fever scanning with elevated skin temperature detection

Infection Detection In The Hospital

Hospitals around the country are facing the potential risk of reaching ICU capacity. Miami-Dade county alone is seeing their hospitals at 146% capacity — a shocking figure. With this many infected persons in the hospital, the risk of infection becomes exponential to healthcare workers, traditional patients, and the community. This also presents a logistical problem: How can hospitals screen patients not in the ICU for symptoms of the virus, ensuring that potential infections do not spread further? Medical grade, thermal camera kiosks offer a promising solution.

Thermal Camera Kiosks: Detect Possible Fevers Early

One of the many symptoms of the virus is the presence of a fever. While the use of fever detectors has been prevalent in hospitals, there are many drawbacks to the exclusive use of these devices. Medical staff must be present to operate handheld fever detectors, putting them in harm’s way. These fever detectors also need to be cleaned after every use, making them slow and hard to use.

These problems can all be solved with the addition of a thermal camera kiosk in the screening process. With a thermal camera kiosk from Tangent, both patients and medical staff can have their skin temperature taken without putting workers at risk.

Thermal Camera Kiosks: Safe And Effective

Instead of having a nurse measure every person’s temperature with a handheld fever scanner, hospitals can use a thermal camera kiosk to safely and accurately detect people’s skin temperature. Set up the thermal camera kiosk from Tangent in an entrance way, and it will automatically detect the skin temperature of the person in front of it. Patients and hospital staff simply walk up to the hands-free kiosk, and in as little as one second have their skin temperature taken.

No touching, no cleanup.

For those with an elevated skin temperature, the kiosk will detect this and trigger either a silent or audible alarm to alert your staff. Then, these high-risk individuals can be tested with a traditional fever detection system or simply asked to leave the premises. With this added layer of protection, the thermal camera kiosk allows hospitals more control over the people in their hospital.

AI Driven For Safe Hospitals

One of the biggest points of contention today is the use of masks. Having employees tell patrons that they must wear masks puts them into potentially aggressive situations. This can easily be avoided with a thermal camera kiosk from Tangent. The thermal camera kiosk, in addition to detecting skin temperatures, can also detect whether or not a person is wearing a face mask.

This is possible thanks to the AI camera installed in each Tangent kiosk. Now, instead of employees having to ask patrons to wear masks, an AI camera kiosk from Tangent can do the job. If the person still refuses, they can be escorted out of the hospital without putting nurses or doctors in harm’s way.

Detect Elevated Skin Temperatures, Masks, And Keep Your Hospital Safe

Safety is the number one priority of every hospital, and it is also the top priority of Tangent. With an elevated skin temperature detection kiosk from Tangent, hospital staff can be kept as safe as possible during this trying time. Call Tangent today at +1 800 342 9388 for more information.

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Is An All Digital, Medical Computer-Based Hospital Possible?

During this pandemic, hospitals are seeing an unprecedented level of new technology being deployed. Thanks to loosening government regulations and private sector support, telehealth and telemedicine have been implemented in hospitals across the United States. But this begs the question, is a fully digital, medical computer-based hospital possible?

Increasing Hospital Efficiency With Medical Computers

In 2016, Modern Healthcare toured a digital hospital. What they found was a hospital in which medical computers and other technologies had transformed the way that healthcare was delivered. This efficient approach to healthcare allowed doctors and nurses more time with patients and helped automate the bulk of the hospital’s backend work.

Digitize Your Hospital With Medical Grade Computers From Tangent
Digitize Your Hospital With Medical Grade Computers From Tangent

While this hospital was built from the ground up to be a digital hospital, today’s hospitals can adopt some of these measures to see their efficiency increase. Medical computers have already proved their worth to hospitals with telehealth and telemedicine, but these medical computers can also play a role in helping your hospital’s digital capabilities.

Medical Grade Computers: Keep Doctors Informed

One of the major benefits of a fully digital hospital is the excision of old, inefficient methods of healthcare. Medical computers like medical grade tablets can help doctors eliminate the need for pagers. Instead, doctors can have their own medical grade computer on them at all times. With full medical grade computer capabilities, medical grade tablets can allow doctors to review medical records, respond to emails, and more while on the move throughout the hospital.

Digitize Your Hospital With Medical Grade Tablets From Tangent
Digitize Your Hospital With Medical Grade Tablets From Tangent

What’s more, medical grade tablets allow doctors all the capabilities of pagers in the same device as their professional materials. This two-in-one allows doctors to have the full use of a medical grade computer and work phone in one.

Expand Telehealth Capabilities With Medical Computers

Telehealth has already seen a massive increase in use during this pandemic. But as patients become more accustomed to this level of care, it may be hard to convince them to come back to the hospital. To this end, working on your hospital’s website may help patients in the transition to more online-oriented care.

Tangent's Medical Grade Tablets Can Help Digitize Your Hospital
Tangent’s Medical Grade Tablets Can Help Digitize Your Hospital

With an updated website and patient portal, patients can connect with their doctors more easily. Instead of setting up an entire appointment, patients can send their doctors a short message on the patient portal. Doctors can then see this message on their medical computer or medical grade tablet, and respond accordingly. This can save both time and appointment capacities at your hospital.

Medical Grade Computers and Tablets: The Way Forward

The transformation of hospitals in the digital age is happening, and medical grade computers and medical grade tablets will play a crucial role in the hospital of tomorrow. Keep your hospital up to date with the latest in medical technology from Tangent.

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

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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.

Stay Safe With Tangent

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.

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

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What Is Remote Monitoring On Medical Computers?

There is a lot of talk about telehealth these days, and while it has been a vital tool during this pandemic, there have been other medical computer-based solutions that have been overlooked. One such solution is remote monitoring via medical computers, which can help hospitals continue to treat patients without putting them in harm’s way.

What Is Remote Monitoring On Medical Computers?

Simply put, remote monitoring takes the idea of telehealth to its logical endpoint. While telehealth is used primarily for appointments such as primary care visits, remote monitoring allows doctors to monitor the vitals of patients from their own home. This allows doctors access to the vital patient information they need to make healthcare decisions without putting either the doctor or patient at risk.

The same temporary rules that have made telehealth more accessible during the pandemic have also made remote monitoring more feasible. Now any hospital using medical grade computers can easily set up remote monitoring.

Remote Monitoring In The Home

Right now, high-risk patients have enough on their plate. Asking them to put their health on the line to come into the hospital might be a big ask. But the regular trips that these patients make to the hospital are also necessary for doctors to determine the next step of their care plan. Remote monitoring allows for doctors to get the information they need, and for patients to be out of harm’s way.

Major players in the healthcare industry, both private and public, are preparing for telehealth. Telehealth with medical computers has proven to be an effective way of social distancing, and could potentially save lives. Make sure that your hospital takes advantage of all the programs available, and implements this crucial technology.
Remote Monitoring On Tangent Medical Computers Is Easier Than Ever

Wearable sensors, self administered tests, implanted sensors, and more are now available for patients at home. The information these devices collect can be transmitted directly to their doctor’s medical grade computer. In essence, remote monitoring allows for pre-pandemic levels of patient care via medical grade computers.

Remote Monitoring In The Hospital

The obvious benefit to remote monitoring is that doctors can once again get the information they need to make informed decisions. But there are other benefits to hospitals in general. High-risk patients such as those with heart failure can be safely monitored at their home, allowing for more ICU beds to be available in this crisis.

Furthermore, remote monitoring can be used inside the hospital to keep track of infected patients on medical grade computers without putting medical staff at risk. Remote monitoring can even lead to faster response times.

Setup Remote Monitoring With Tangent Today

Remote monitoring can be a crucial part of your hospital’s pandemic preparedness plan. With Tangent’s medical grade computers, your doctors can safely and securely access patient information on fully sanitizable and antimicrobial medical computers and medical grade tablets. Contact a Tangent medical grade computer expert today to learn more.

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

 

AI Thermal Scanner For Elevated Skin Temperature Detection

AI Thermal Scanner For Better Skin Temperature Detection

While this pandemic continues, there is no such thing as “too much precaution.” Mitigating the risk of infection for those who leave their home will be crucial in preventing more infections. In order to do this, screening employees and customers for symptoms of infection should occur. While traditional temperature scanners are a great way to detect if someone has a fever, this method alone can put employees at risk. With an AI Thermal Scanner Kiosk from Tangent, risk to employees and your business can be minimized.

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Tangent Scanner Kiosk: The Best First Defense

AI Thermal Scanner Kiosks: Better For Everyone

With AI Thermal Scanner Kiosks from Tangent, both employees and customers can feel safer while maintaining a semblance of normalcy. The kiosk can be set up at the entrance to your business, whether it be a grocery store, hotel, or retail location. When someone walks up to the kiosk, their skin temperature will be scanned. This process is done entirely without needing the potential entrant to touch the kiosk.

AI powered skin temperature detection kiosk from Tangent

If the AI Thermal Scanner Kiosk detects the person’s skin temperature to be outside your predetermined range, a silent or audible alarm will be triggered to alert staff. Staff can then take the necessary precautions to either further screen the patron for a fever or deny them entry. With an AI Thermal Scanner Kiosk, the risks to both employees and guests is greatly reduced before the risk even enters your business.

AI powered skin temperature detection kiosk from Tangent

Thermal Scanners: The Best First Defense

Thermal scanners work by detecting the skin temperature of the person in front of them. If their skin temperature is elevated, it could be a sign that the person is experiencing a fever. This process ensures that entrants who potentially have symptoms of infection never reach your employees or customers on the inside.

AI powered skin temperature detection kiosk from Tangent

The AI Thermal Scanner Kiosk also uses its AI driven camera to detect whether or not a person is wearing a facemask. If the person being scanned is not, and your facility requires one, they will be informed of the requirement. This cuts down on the number of unmasked persons that your employees have to encounter.

AI powered skin temperature detection kiosk from Tangent
AI Powered Skin Temperature Detection Kiosk From Tangent

Afterwards, entrants who meet your preset skin temperature guidelines can be tested with a traditional fever scanner as a second line of defense. With the combination of an AI Thermal Scanner Kiosk and fever scanner, your facility can offer employees and customers a sense of security they won’t find anywhere else.

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Thermal Temperature Scanner For Elevated Skin Temperature Detection

In these times, taking every precaution possible is crucial to the mitigation of the pandemic. While some infected persons show no symptoms, many do show symptoms. Screening for signs of these symptoms has already been in place for many places such as hospitals for denying entry to potentially infected persons. With a Heatview Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk, businesses can screen both employees and customers for elevated skin temperatures.

Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk: Firstline Of Defense

While thermal scanner guns are an effective way to scan potential entrants for fevers, there are some drawbacks to this approach. Firstly, these thermal scanners are slow and methodical, requiring constant cleaning and resetting by employees. Secondly, it puts the very employees using them at greater risk of infection.

While thermal scanner guns are important for scanning directly for fevers, their speed can greatly be increased with the inclusion of a Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk in the entry process. As a first line of defense, the Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk can safely measure a person’s skin temperature from a distance.

If a person’s skin temperature is outside your customized acceptable temperature range, a silent or audible alarm will be triggered. Then, in a safe and controlled manner your staff will be able to assess the potentially infectious person.

Thermal Scanners: Touchless and Sanitary

Unlike other thermal scanners, the Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk is built to be a sanitary experience. Patrons can stand as much as six feet away from the thermal scanner kiosk,, and be scanned entirely via voice commands. Patrons never have to directly touch the Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk, cutting down the number of times the kiosk needs to be sanitized.

The Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk also uses an AI based detection system to see if the patron is wearing a facemask. If your facility requires facemasks and the patron is without one, the kiosk will inform them of this requirement. Staff can then be ready to handle the patron accordingly.

Thermal Scanner Kiosks: The Best First Step

Reopening your businesses does not have to be as much of a risky process. With Thermal Temperature Scanner Kiosk as your first line of defense, entrants can be screened for elevated skin temperatures and both employees and customers can feel comfortable.