Who is Tangent? Tangent is one of the first medical grade computer manufacturers to hit the market. We have proudly manufactured medical grade computers and have been in business for over 30 years.
What is a Tangent Medical Grade Computer? Tangent medical grade computers are specifically designed for healthcare applications. With features such as antimicrobial surfaces, fully washable enclosures, and 24/7 redundancy, Tangent medical grade computers have been carefully engineered with healthcare workflow requirements in mind.
Tangent units are fully operational and can include a variety of features for easy application including VESA mounting, hot-swappable batteries, multiple serial ports, barcode scanners, cameras and more.
Compliance and Certifications Tangent medical grade computers are HIPPA and Epic compliant. They have been validated by Cerner. Our medical computers come with certifications such as, UL60601 or UL60601-1. Ratings found on our lineup include IP65, IPX1, IP54 for water resistance.
Tangent has been on the forefront of medical grade computer development for years. We proudly specialize in medical grade computer manufacturing and work closely with our clients to ensure satisfaction.
A medical computer manufacturer is a company that designs, creates, and builds medical computers. Manufacturers are responsible for the construction process including the materials used, the way in which the computers are built and the structure, components and features of each medical computer. Manufacturers have factories where they build each medical computer, and an engineering department to ensure proper performance and quality control. Manufacturers typically offer warranties to cover faulty units and to ensure longevity and customer satisfaction.
Advantages of Purchasing Medical Computers from Manufacturers
Pricing: With no third party sellers to pay, purchasing medical computers directly from a manufacturer often leads to great pricing. Large-scale purchases offer room for bundle pricing and payment options that may exceed the discounts a distributor may be regulated to give. As the manufacturer, a medical computer company would have greater flexibility and less rigidity in selling price. Manufacturers can often provide greater net terms, should they be necessary. In short, a manufacturer would have more room for customizing a sales plan. Medical computer manufacturers will also have the largest inventory-greater than most distributors. This usually translates into a larger amount of demo units available, whereby you can request a product to be sent to you, for a specific period of time, to ensure you are satisfied prior to your purchase. Demo units are an excellent way to ensure your budget is properly spent, as you can verify and test the unit you anticipate to purchase.
Customizations: Medical computers often come with different customization options. More ports, mounting options, CPUs- there are a number of ways configurations can be adjusted. However, what happens when there is a specific customization you require, not listed on the default list a unit comes with?
Working with a medical computer manufacturer-the company that creates the medical computer in question- means you can often work together to create units exactly to your specifications and needs. For quantity purchases, most manufacturers would be happy to develop specially customized units that fit your needs.
Additionally, a manufacturer will know their inventory, upcoming technologies and design capabilities far more than a distributor. Working with a manufacturer for customizations, you can expect to be provided with a full list of past and future inventory selections that may be a better fit than the original unit you had selected- or with features you had not realized were available.
Medical computer manufacturers, handling their own sales, work directly with clients and are attuned to client needs. Manufacturers that distribute are often one step ahead of developing units with greater specifications for client satisfaction. Direct client communication allows for client-specific advancement without delays.
How to Select a Medical Computer Manufacturer
With a variety of options to choose from, selecting a medical computer manufacturer to purchase from can be tricky.
Most Important variables to consider when purchasing medical computers are:
1. Age of Business
The business age of a medical computer manufacturer often ensures the security of the purchase you make. A long-standing company is firmly established and you can rely on them for after-purchase support. Your IT team may need assistance configuration or operating questions. You may need to purchase replacement parts or replace a faulty unit. Working with an established company is like added security to your medical computer purchase.
While most manufactures work diligently to provide advanced and reliable medical computers, there may be a defect in a purchased unit. When purchasing medical computers, it is important to review manufacturer’s warranties. You want to make sure you are protected, should a unit fail to perform or arrive defective.
3.Inventory and Selection
Medical computers come in a variety of sizes and configurations. You may be on the market for several types of medical computers, or you perhaps need to purchase bulk medical computers of the same kind, albeit with different configurations. Working with a manufacturer that offers a wide selection of medical computers ensures that you can purchase all your medical computers and configure them just the way you require, without having to work with different companies. Purchasing several medical computers from one manufacturer will provide you with the best bundled pricing discounts.
Why Choose Tangent?
In business for over 30 years, Tangent is a leading medical computer manufacturer. We carry a variety of medical computers and offer an assortment of customizable configuration options to ensure you receive medical computers that meet your specifications. Standing the test of time, Tangent has perfected its manufacturing practices to provide high quality cutting-edge medical computers that are both reliable and optimal. Tangent offers comprehensive technical support and a 3 to 5 year warranty on medical computers.
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.
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.
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.
The pandemic has affected workplaces around the country in many different ways. The medical industry in particular has seen numerous shifts. Hospitals have learned to adapt to the challenges that the pandemic has brought on, overcoming many obstacles in the process. In order to provide the quality care that their patients rely on during these times, hospitals have turned to the medical computer.
Hospitals have incorporated computers in their workflow nearly since their creation, but not every computer is built for hospital use. The pandemic has shown how vital medical computers are to medical facilities. The differences between a commercial and medical computer may seem subtle, but in practice medical computers are faster, cleaner, and more useful.
What Is A Medical Computer?
As the name suggests, a medical computer is a computer that is designed for use in the medical setting. While there is no formal definition of what a medical computer is, there are some industry standards to look out for when exploring your options. Tangent meets and exceeds these industry standards, ensuring their customers receive reliable and safe equipment.
While there are no formal standards for computers in the hospital, every medical computer needs to comply with the Medical Design Standards for Power Supplies. Generally referred to as either an IEC 60601 or UL 60601certification, these standards ensure that all electronic equipment in hospitals is safe for use around other medical equipment and patient medical devices.
These standards ensure that no electrical leakage or other potential hazards are present in every medical device. For devices that can potentially be in-use or on for extended periods of time like a medical computer, these standards are crucial. Every Tangent medical computer is UL 60601 certified for medical use, but that’s only the beginning.
Features of A Medical Computer
Ensuring that your other medical devices are safe around a medical computer is one thing, but what about your medical staff and patients? A medical computer can potentially become a breeding ground for bacteria if being used by multiple nurses, doctors, and medical assistants throughout the day. The pandemic has taught us better than to allow this.
Antimicrobial coatings are a solution to this. Each medical computer from Tangent with an antimicrobial coating mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on its surfaces. This means that your computers can go longer in-between cleanings. These computers can also help mitigate the risk of nosocomial infections throughout the hospital.
Tangent’s antimicrobial coating is only the first line of defense against pathogens in the hospital. Each medical computer from Tangent is IP rated for water resistance. This means that your cleaning staff can make use of traditional cleaning agents on their screens and other surfaces without worry of damage.
This resistance also extends to dust mitigation. Traditional computers feature fan-based cooling systems that quickly fill up with dust, leading to them needing maintenance. Tangent’s fanless cooling system creates a fully sealed housing for their computers, minimizing the amount of required maintenance needed.
The medical field is not uniform, and neither are its problems. Each situation in the hospital requires a unique approach to solving it. That’s why Tangent has designed numerous computers to meet the needs of various departments in the hospital. Here are just a few of the situations that Tangent computers can be customized for.
Electronic Medical Records
Doctors are spending more and more time filling out paperwork. Electronic medical records have thankfully digitized part of this paperwork. These records have greatly sped up the process of patient intaking, but the process can still be slow.
Pulling up and altering electronic medical records with older or faulty computers can be a frustrating and time-wasting experience for doctors. The Medix M24T medical computer goes above and beyond when displaying electronic medical records. The Medix M24T features a powerfully fast NVMe storage device. Unlike disk-based storage, NVMe makes use of solid-state memory technology to deliver lightning quick speeds up to 35 times faster.
With your hospital’s electronic medical record software stored on the M24t’s NVMe storage, your doctors can pull up patient records as fast as is currently possible.
Medical Cart Use
Medical carts are some of the most useful applications of computers in the hospital. They allow nurses to shift vital resources around the hospital with ease. But one of the hassles that comes with medical cart use is their downtime.
It can seem as though for every medical cart being used in the hospital, there’s another out of service while it charges. While necessary, putting your entire medical cart out of commission while waiting for a battery to charge seems counterintuitive. This process effectively halves the number of available medical carts at any given time.
Tangent has alleviated this issue with their line of computers featuring hot-swap battery technology. The E22B medical computer is one such device. The E22B comes standard with three rechargeable batteries. When equipped on a medical cart, the E22B allows for constant use. Simply plug two batteries into the medical computer, and have the third one charge on the charging dock.
With a simple battery rotation, your medical cart rotation ceases to exist.
Hospitals do sometimes need general computer platforms. Your hospital may need fully customizable computers. Hospitals are versatile places after all. Tangent has multiple medical computers built for customization and to be deployed throughout the hospital.
Take the T13 medical computer for instance. This sleek medical device features an RFID reader and barcode scanner. With these tools equipped, operations like medication witnessing can become a breeze. Instead of having to remember long and complex passwords, nurses can simply assign their passcode to their badge and scan in their code.
Human milk workflows can benefit from the T13’s barcode scanner. Nurses can keep track of expressed milk with convenient barcodes, from the mother to fridge and eventually to the baby.
Upgrade Your Hospital Today
Your hospital has no doubt gone through numerous changes brought on by the pandemic. Your medical staff have learned to adapt to new challenges daily, and have come to depend on their medical equipment. The world will forever be changed even after vaccine distribution brings us back to a semblance of normality. The medical industry’s reliance on computers won’t subside, but rather increase.
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.
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.
It’s been many years since congress has mandated hospitals to begin using medical computers to keep track of medical records. The resultant electronic medical records (EMRs) softwares that have emerged have been a productivity boom for the medical industry. EMRs are a safe and quick way for doctors to record and observe their patient’s medical information from anywhere in the hospital. This mobility has made EMRs an indispensable tool in every hospital.
Other workflows in your hospital can also benefit from enhanced mobility. Medical carts specifically are already mobile, but can see an increase in their efficiency when equipped with Tangent medical computers.
Better Medical Record Updating
Nurses have been busier than ever during this pandemic, running around the hospital to perform multiple tasks. They may find themselves in situations where they need to access medical records, but are nowhere near their medical computer workstation.
With mobile carts equipped with Tangent computers, this is no longer an issue. Nurses, doctors, and medical assistants can use the barcode scanner of medical computers like the T13 from Tangent to quickly sign in on any medical device. The T13’s barcode scanner can integrate directly into your hospital’s existing workflow, allowing for medical professionals to easily access information from anywhere within the hospital.
Sanitary And Durable Medical Computers For Medical Carts
Numerous people touch a medical computer in one day. This is especially true for computers on medical carts. Tangent medical computers are designed with an antimicrobial coating. This coating mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens across the surfaces of each Tangent medical grade computer. Take the E24B for instance. The E24B comes equipped with this antimicrobial coating, and can help reduce the rates of nosocomial infections in your hospital.
The E24B also comes standard with hot-swap battery technology. This system allows you to swap out batteries for the E24B rather than having to constantly charge it. Your medical carts will no longer have to be rotated out when their batteries get low. Simply have some batteries charging while the medical cart is out, and swap when necessary.
Mobile Carts With Modular Systems
One of the top features of mobile carts is their versatility. Mobile carts can be host to numerous add-ons depending on their usage. This modularity is greatly expanded with Tangent medical computers.
Tangent medical computers can feature barcode scanners, RFID systems, and more to complement your mobile workflows. Whatever your situation demands, Tangent has a medical computer that can do the job.
Upgrade Your Mobile Workflows With Tangent
Mobile workflows have seen a large increase in their efficiency in the last 20 years. But these increases don’t have to slow down. Your hospital can continue to see increases in productivity with Tangent medical computers on your mobile carts. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.
Vaccinations in the U.S. have been progressing steadily for some time. But new numbers show a worrying decline in new vaccinations in the last few days. People who are reluctant or uniformed are opting to put off getting vaccinated for many reasons. While hospitals cannot address every one of their patient’s concerns, there are ways to make getting vaccinated appealing to the public. Hospitals can update their vaccination station logistics to make getting vaccinated a quick and easy process for patients.
Creating Faster Vaccination Clinics
One of the slowest parts of the vaccination process is having your Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) go over the five rights. Going over the five rights is crucial to ensuring that your hospital remains HIPAA compliant. These rights are: the right patient, the right time, the right dose, the right medicine, the right route.
It is crucial that LVNs go over these rights every time they administer medication to patients. But using old medical computers can make this process a hassle. LVNs have to do this process for every patient, even though the injection process takes just a fraction of this time.
Using lightning fast Tangent medical grade computers, LVNs can go over the 5 rights in far less time. Medical computers like the M24T from Tangent come equipped with a fully santizable touchscreen. This touchscreen allows LVNs to quickly and easily access medical records without using a keyboard or mouse.
With less time spent on their medical computer, LVNs can spend more time putting needles into arms. This can save a large amount of time over the course of a day, allowing your vaccination clinic to see more people in a given time frame.
Vaccinations With Tangent
Throughout this pandemic, Tangent has remained committed to helping hospitals meet and exceed their goals. Today, we’re helping hospitals and medical centers vaccinate the public and help return our world to a semblance of normality. Tangent medical computers can help your vaccination clinic immunize your community at a faster pace. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hospitals have learned how to adapt to this pandemic. They have implemented many procedures and upped their sanitization efforts. Vaccination efforts are quickly expanding across the country, and the end of the pandemic is within sight. However, hospitals should not simply return to normal procedures. The same sanitation and safety efforts brought on by the pandemic should be expanded to the entire hospital.
Your hospital’s human milk workflow is one area that may be in need of this expanded care. Human milk management can be a struggle, but it doesn’t have to be.
Better Human Milk Management
Optimizing your human milk workflow can be a breeze with Tangent’s medical grade T13 Tablet. The T13 is a full medical computer in a small, portable package. The T13 features windows 10 and can run all the same medical software as traditional medical computers. What sets the T13 apart for human milk workflows is its unique design and barcode scanner.
The T13 is designed rugged in anticipation of everything a hospital can throw at it. This medical grade tablet has been drop tested to ensure its viability after a fall — no need to buy a case. A large carry strap is built into the medical tablet, allowing for easy mobility as nurses move from bedside to nursing stations to bottle prep rooms.
With its barcode scanner, the T13 allows nurses to easily handle expressed milk. Simply print labels, affix them to the bottle, and have the T13 medical tablet take care of the rest. The T13 allows nurses to routinely and easily catalogue every milk bottle along its journey to the NICU.
The T13 is fully validated with Cerner Breast Milk Solution and Workflow, allowing for quick and easy integration into Cerner systems. Together with Cerner, the T13 medical tablet is the ideal way to keep track of human milk across the maternity ward and NICU.
Optimize With Tangent
With Tangent’s T13 medical tablet, human milk workflows can be optimized and digitized. Bottle mixups become all but impossible thanks to the T13’s barcode scanner. With an easy-carry design and drop resistance, nurses can easily keep track of the medical tablet as well. For more information, contact Tangent Sales today.