Medical grade computer for operating room

Best Medical Grade Computer For Operating Room Use

Operating rooms need to be sterile. While all areas of the hospital benefit from sanitary conditions, Operating rooms demand them. There is no room for error when your surgeons are at work. The wrong medical computer can pose serious risks in the operating room. From harboring bacteria to circulating dust, a non-operating designed medical grade computer can easily cause more harm than good. 

Tangent has designed the optimal medical grade computer for use in operating rooms, with features that help keep patients safe.

Fanless Medical Computer For Hospital Use

One of the biggest reasons why your surgeons may not want a medical grade computer in their operating room is their fans. Most computers rely on a fan to cool off the computer’s components. This fan, while vital, has the negative side effect of circulating air throughout the body of the computer and room it is in.

The result of this is that the medical computer becomes a dumping ground for the operating room’s dust. This dust not only reduces the efficacy of the medical grade computer’s fan, and can lead to overheating and long term damage. But this heated-up dust also acts as a breeding ground for bacteria.

The fan then circulates the new bacteria throughout the air in the room. For obvious reasons, this simply cannot happen in an operating room. Bacteria can find its way into a patient’s body and negatively affect their recovery, potentially leading to a re-hospitalization.

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Tangent M24T Medical Computer

Tangent has solved this issue by using a fanless cooling system to cool every medical grade computer they create. The M24T medical grade computer utilizes a passive cooling system that keeps the unit cool without using outside air. The lack of a fan means the M24T also has a solid body, and does not circulate air whatsoever. This helps reduce dust build up in the unit, keeping your operating rooms cleaner and safer.

Antibacterial Medical Computer

On top of having a fanless cooling system, each medical grade computer from Tangent also has an antimicrobial casing. This casing reduces the risk of cross contamination in the operating room by mitigating the growth of bacteria on its surfaces. Surgeons can feel safer while performing a surgery knowing that their medical computer is not causing massive bacteria growth.

Tangent E24B Medical Grade Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

The E24B from Tangent is one such medical grade computer that utilizes this antimicrobial casing. The E24B also features hot-swap battery technology. In the event of a power failure, the E24B is capable of running off its hot-swap batteries, allowing your doctors to finish their delicate work without worrying about a time crunch from a UPS system.

The Best Medical Grade Computer From Tangent

Your surgeons need the best equipment in their operating rooms. Don’t let them use a medical computer that could potentially cause problems. Tangent has designed their medical computers for safety and efficiency. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

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How Medical Computers Have Revolutionized Nursing

Nurses play a number of roles in the hospital. Whereas doctors work in specialized sections of the medical field, nurses play a less standardized role. Nurses wear many hats throughout their workday. They may start the day rooming patients and end it by ensuring a patient’s new medication regimen won’t have negative interactions. Because of this, nurses need equipment that can be used in a variety of applications and situations. Modern medical computers have revolutionized nursing by offering nurses a single device that can aid them throughout their entire workday.

Recording Information Directly Onto Electronic Health Records

One of the primary duties of nurses is to ensure patient information is accurately recorded. Before the advent of medical computers, Nurses would use paper-based health records to accomplish this task. They would pull a patient’s information from an archive and add any additional notes they took during an appointment. While this system surely worked for the time, it had a number of drawbacks.

Paper-based health records were largely reliant on handwritten information, which was easily misinterpreted. A nurse also had to physically go to an archive to pull the correct file, a process that took valuable time. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) solved these problems and more by converting patient information into digital files.

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M24T Medical Computer

Now nurses can easily pull up patient information and view it nearly instantaneously. Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent have upped the speed at which nurses can view and record information on EHRs. The M24T features an M.2 solid state drive in an NVMe slot. This solid state drive slot allows for loading speeds of up to 30 times faster than traditional disk-based hard drives.

Analyze Patient Information And Diagnostic Results

Of course, accessing and viewing patient information is only one part of a nurse’s duties. They are also responsible for being the first person to view new information. Before medical computers, nurses would have to view x-rays and blood tests by hand to determine if they warranted an additional response from a doctor. This practice still exists today, but has been greatly augmented by medical computers.

Tangent E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Now nurses can instantly receive x-rays, blood test results, and lab work as soon as it is completed. Touchscreen medical computers like the E24B from Tangent allow nurses to zoom in on x-rays for closer, more accurate looks. Nurses can also quickly see which new medications are being recommended to a patient, and use the same medical computer to look up potential negative interactions. Depending on the software your hospital employs, some of these processes may even be automated for your nurses. Regardless, medical computers have transformed and optimized the role of nursing.

Revolutionize Your Hospital With Tangent Medical Computers

The duties of a nurse have remained largely the same in the last 20 years. However the ways in which these duties are accomplished has seen a shift. Medical computers allow nurses to do their jobs in an efficient and optimal manner. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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3 Workflows That Can Be Replaced With Medical Computers

Hospitals have learned a lot from this pandemic. Doctors, nurses, and medical assistants have all adapted to and overcome numerous challenges. Hospitals themselves were the site of many rapid advancements and have been pushed up years in terms of technological advancements. Yet hospitals’ workflows remain largely unchanged since the beginning of the pandemic. Hospitals should incorporate new workflows to meet the new skilled personnel and technology they employ. 

Hospitals can improve numerous workflows at once by adopting the latest medical computer technology from Tangent. Here are three that can all be accomplished with a single medical computer.

Human Milk Workflows

Keeping track of human milk has always been a necessary task in the maternity or perinatal ward. Human milk needs to be expressed, bottled, stored, and returned to the proper parent and baby multiple times a week. There is plenty of room for error in this process, but these errors can be devastating.

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

Reduce the chances of these errors occurring with Tangent medical computers. Medical computers like the T13 are built to facilitate human milk workflows. The T13 is a fully mobile medical computer, and able to move around the hospital with staff. Its medical grade antimicrobial components ensure that infection risks are fully mitigated. The T13 is also fully Cerner Validated for use with Cerner Millennium applications.

The T13’s Barcode scanner allows for easy tracking of expressed human milk. Simply attach a printed barcode label to a bottle of expressed milk, store it until it is needed, and rescan the bottle to pull up the receiving baby’s name, location, and specific dietary needs. Another scan of a baby’s wristband confirms the correct recipient, and that’s it! The T13 has built-in measures at every point of the human milk workflow to ensure that the right baby gets the right human milk.

Secure Login Capabilities With Medical Computers

Other medical computers by Tangent offer RFID and Smart Card reader capabilities. Each of these medical computers can use their scanners to solve another challenging workflow: secure logins.

IT professionals are constantly on the lookout for vulnerabilities in your hospital’s network, but the biggest risk remains your staff. Phishing attempts — where a hacker tries to get your employees to click a link in an email they link is legitimate —  are becoming more common with each passing day. These ransomware attacks cost hospitals a whopping $21 Billion last year alone.

The T24B with Hot-Swap batteries for Emergency Room use
The T24B with Hot-Swap batteries

In addition to keeping your staff informed on the latest best practices for cyber security, employing lengthy passwords throughout the hospital can reduce the risk of being hacked. With Tangent medical computers like the T24B can utilize their RFID and Smart Card readers to automatically login nurses, doctors, and medical assistants into their workstations. This allows employees to forgo remembering long, complex passwords while maintaining a high level of security.

24/7 Capable Medical Carts

Your hospital needs medical carts constantly. But medical carts have their own need: power. Some of these carts make use of onboard UPS systems, while others need to be charged on a regular basis. In either way, these medical carts will need to be out of commision for some period of time each day.

Tangent E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

Your hospital can have medical carts that operate on a virtual 24/7 basis with medical computers like the E24B from Tangent. The E24B has hot swap battery technology built in, allowing for near uninterrupted power. Simply swap out the batteries with fresh ones, and recharge the old ones on their dock. Medical carts no longer have to be out of commission while charging — only their batteries. 

Get Better Workflows Today With Tangent

Better workflows start with acknowledging there is a problem to begin with. After that, it’s a mere matter of picking the best solution. Tangent offers many solutions to help better your hospital, learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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Improving Medical Communications With Medical Tablets

Hospitals have adapted to the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Constant face mask usage, plexiglass barriers, and social distancing guidelines are just a few of the adjustments that hospitals had to enact. The pandemic is nearing an end, but the medical advancements made during this time will continue to help hospitals in their work to create healthy communities. Still, these medical advancements did not affect every area of the hospital equally. Hospital communications remain in a virtual stone age, where archaic technology is holding back the potential of medical staff.

Medical communications are too important for hospitals to put off upgrading. Tangent medical tablets allow hospital staff a secure and convenient way to communicate throughout the hospital.

Communications, Pagers, And BYOD Replaced With Medical Computers

Communications have always been a challenge in the medical setting, so much so that 90% of hospitals still employ ole reliable: the pager. Hospitals cite all the normal reasons to continue using this outdated technology; pagers have a long battery life, no dead zones, and are used solely in the medical setting. 

These advantages are nearly impossible to replicate with policies such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). BYOD requires medical professionals use their own cell phones for work. BYOD also has numerous HIPAA complications in addition to being unreliable. Even if hospitals provided phones for their employees, their short battery life and potential to drop calls makes them too risky.

Medical computer tablets can alleviate your hospital’s dependence on pagers. While in the hospital, medical computer tablets like the T13 can be your doctor’s perfect pager replacement. Medical computer tablets have all the advantages of a pager. These include a long battery life, direct connection to your hospital’s wifi network with no dead zones, and their use is limited to the hospital. In addition, doctors can check on their emails, view patient information, and browse medical data from anywhere in the hospital.

T-13 Medical Tablet from Tangent

The T13 from Tangent is custom-built with hospitals in mind. Its touchscreen is fully sanitiziable and IP rated for water resistance. The custom built chassis features an antimicrobial coating which mitigates the growth of bacteria on it, allowing doctors to use it throughout the day without worrying about the potential of disease spread. Doctors can also use its convenient carrying handle to easily transport the T13 throughout the hospital.

Ready To Upgrade With Tangent?

This pandemic has caused a massive and rapid digitization of our daily lives, and the hospital setting is no exception to this. Make sure that your hospital is at the forefront of technology, and not reliant on medical equipment from the 1950s. Employ medical tablets from Tangent in your hospital today. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales.

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Medical Tablets For Rapid Emergency Response Teams

As the summer months continue, they bring with them many dangers. Wildfires, public pool accidents, and other emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) need to be ready to respond to these sorts of happenings. Sometimes EMS personnel need to use precious time to figure out a patient’s identity and medical information when this data should be readily available. EMS can make use of medical tablets from Tangent to quickly and accurately identify patients and give them the personalized treatment they need.  

Vital Information In A Snap

First Responders can’t afford to waste time in an emergency. Medical tablets give them vital patient information in a snap. First responders can connect directly with hospitals to pull up a patient’s medical record, or find out important medical conditions that their patient may have. Medical tablets like the T13 from Tangent have an adaptive touchscreen that allows EMS professionals to access information in the same way they use their smartphones: fast.

medical grade tablets
medical grade tablets

With hot-swap battery technology, this information is always available 24/7. Instead of needing to leave the T13 docked on a charger for half of the day, users can instead simply switch out the battery with a fully charged one. As long as one battery is being charged and one is in use, the T13 can be used on a near 24/7 basis.

One Handed Operation And Durability

The one handed design of the T13 allows for a variety of practical applications. EMS can carry the tablet in one hand, while carrying medical equipment in the other. They can quickly switch between giving life-saving care and checking on patient information. The easy-carry handle on the T13 allows EMS to attach the tablet to their gear belt when not in use, leaving it out of the way but still within reach.

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

The T13 tablet is also rated for drop resistance, meaning that EMS can focus solely on the well being of their patient — not their equipment.

RFID And Barcode Security Built In

Security is one of the top priorities of every medical professional, and EMS are no exception. EMS needs to keep the patient information they store on medical tablets secure. But constantly punching in long passwords can take precious time. With an RFID and Barcode scanner, the T13 allows EMS to use security tags in lieu of passwords. This maintains a safe level of security while acknowledging the time sensitivity that EMS professionals experience.

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Emergencies are constantly happening. EMS professionals need to not only be prepared, but prepared with the right equipment. Tangent medical tablets are the right choice for keeping your EMS teams ready for action. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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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.

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Medical Computers For MRI Scans

Hospitals are home to a variety of medical practices, each with their own unique needs. Each practice has a number of rooms that house specialty equipment. Equipping your hospital with medical computers that can be adapted to these specialty situations can be a challenge. But with Tangent medical computers, your hospital’s workstations can be easily configured for every unique need.

One area that your hospital’s workflow may need improvement in is its Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing. MRIs are vital for multiple areas of the hospital, and their speed and accuracy can affect multiple patients. Creating a better MRI workflow can help your hospital be a more productive workplace.

MRI Scanning With Medical Computers

MRIs are a common, noninvasive test that are used widely. MRIs can help doctors diagnose potentially life threatening conditions quickly and safely. Of course, the actual MRI machine is only one half of the equation. Doctors need a dependable medical computer workstation to access and view MRI scans.

With medical computers like the M24T from Tangent, Doctors can have an MRI workstation like no other. The M24T features a lightning fast NVMe storage system. NVMe systems can be up to 30 times faster than traditional disk-based storage computers. The M24T can open and load MRI scans in a snap with this NVMe storage.

The M24T also comes equipped with a washable touch screen. This touchscreen allows doctors to easily manipulate and transform the MRI scan they are looking at. Doctors can intuitively use their fingers to enlarge certain areas of a scan for a better look, or easily compare one scan to another.

Create A Better Hospital With Tangent

Creating a better functioning hospital starts with analysing the areas that can be streamlined. MRIs are a vital tool for every hospital, and their efficiency can affect a number of other areas. Make sure that your doctors are equipped with medical computer workstations that are not only designed for the hospital, but for your doctors as well. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.

3 Uses For Medical Computers In The Hospital

When looking for medical equipment for your hospital, it can be challenging to find the right medical computers. Some are specialized in for use in key areas, while others are too lackluster in their features. Your hospital can get best of both worlds with Tangent medical computers, designed for a wide range of uses in the hospital while staying strong in select niches.

1. EHR Software Without The Hassle

A study by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health and Information Technology recently found that 96 percent of U.S. hospitals use certified EHR technology. It is apparent that EHRs have become the goto way to handle medical records. But EHR software is only as good as the machine it’s running on.

Some medical computers are designed without EHR software in mind. This can lead to slow load times. Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent are built with medical software in mind.

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M24T Medical Computer

The M24T is fully capable of handling all certified EHR technology thanks to its 32 GB of RAM. With this amount of RAM, the M24T can run numerous programs simultaneously without slowing down. This medical computer also features NVME storage, which can perform up to 32 times faster than traditional spinning hard disk storage.

2. 24/7 Medical Cart Operation

Medical carts are an indispensable tool in every hospital. But these carts have one major drawback: having to charge. Hospitals can only keep so many of their medical carts in service, reducing their potential.

Tangent E24B Medical Computer
Tangent E24B Medical Computer

With medical computers from Tangent, this is no longer a problem. Medical computers like the E24B feature hot-swap battery technology. The medical computer can run on a 24/7 basis without being plugged in. Simply swap out batteries and charge them with the charging dock.

3. Telemedicine 

The pandemic has shown the importance of telemedicine. Patients have grown accustomed to the service for routine visits, and it likely isn’t going away after the pandemic subsides. Medical computers from Tangent have long since been designed with telemedicine applications in mind. Their built-in cameras and microphones allow doctors to quickly and easily get the face-to-face time they need with their patients.

Building A Better Hospital

Hospitals have adapted in numerous ways throughout this pandemic, in no small part due to their resourcefulness. When doctors need to be flexible, their equipment should be equally as flexible. Tour hospital’s medical computers can be customized for any requirement with Tangent. 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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Better Human Milk Workflow With Tangent Medical Computers

It goes without saying that one of the best foods for newborn babies is their mother’s milk. Breastfeeding babies is good for both the mother and the baby itself, and can help mothers form an intimate relationship with their new progeny. But keeping newborn babies adequately fed in the neonatal intensive care unit right after birth can be a struggle. Keeping track of both mothers and newborns, having mothers produce a sustainable supply of breastmilk, and more can clog up your hospital’s human milk workflow. With Tangent’s HumanMilk workflow solution however, these problems can be a thing of the past.

Better Human Milk Workflow With Tangent Medical Computers

With Tangent, human milk workflows become a breeze. First, a mother expresses milk via a pump or whichever apparatus your hospital prefers. A nurse or medical professional will then create a barcode and affix it to the bottle. After that, the nurse places the bottle into a refrigerator for safekeeping.

These first few steps may sound familiar and are most likely already a part of your hospital’s human milk workflow. But creating and preserving human milk is only the first half of the equation. Where Tangent steps in is in the second half.

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

Medical grade computers like the T-13 medical tablet are designed with built-in barcode scanners. These barcode scanners allow your nurses to quickly and accurately identify and place human milk bottles with their corresponding recipient.

Nurses simply take the bottles out of the fridge and scan the barcode affixed to it. This barcode identifies both the mother and the child, as well as whether a fortifier should be added or if the bottle should be split. At this point, a new label is created and affixed. The nurse then scans the baby’s wristband and bottle to confirm a match, and then feeds the baby.

The T-13 medical tablet is easily carried, allowing nurses and medical professionals to move along their workflow with ease. An antimicrobial coating which mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens also is present on the T-13’s casing, creating a safer and cleaner working environment for your hospital’s staff.

Upgrade Your Human Milk Workflow With Tangent

Human milk workflows can be a challenge for even the best of hospitals. With The T-13 medical tablet, these workflows can become easy and safe. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.