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Meeting Surging Hospitalizations With Medical Grade Computers

While vaccinations have begun across the world, it will take months for the ramifications of these injections to have an effect. Until then, the pandemic is still on, and currently more threatening than ever. A recent CNN article dove into the hospitals of L.A. County in California, and gave first hand accounts of the crisis unfolding there.

One top County health official said that they were on “brink of catastrophe.” as of December 31, 21,449 Covid-19 patients were in hospital beds in California, with 4,500 in ICU beds. CNN reports that L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti said, “We are still going to have our toughest and darkest days, it’s so critical we change our behavior.”

The picture in California is grim, and can easily be painted across the entire nation in the coming months. Hospitals around the country need to prepare now for a situation like California’s to happen in their own backyard. With the new, intensely-more infectious U.K. virus variant being detected in the United States, a rise in cases seems unavoidable.

Meeting Surging Hospitalizations

The name of the game is preparation, and Tangent is here to help. While it may seem like medical grade computers are not a good way of preparing for surging hospitalizations, this could not be further from the truth. Medical grade computers like the M24T from Tangent free up doctor’s time, and allows them to see more patients in small time frames.

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Medical grade computers by Tangent are lightning fast, and designed for rapid use. With them, doctors can do their clerical work faster and easier by using their adaptive touchscreens. Telehealth appointments can be done quickly and safely without doctors needing to waste time fumbling with older computers.

What’s more: Tangent’s full lineup of medical computers are antimicrobial. Their enclosures have been treated to mitigate the growth of harmful bacteria on all surfaces. Combined with IP rated water resistant touch screens that can easily be sanitized, Tangent medical computers are designed to be an aid in medical settings.

Meet The Pandemic Head-On With Tangent

This pandemic has forced hospitals to make difficult decisions and adapt on the fly. Tangent understands the concerns of hospitals and how to help them get through this challenging period. With Tangent medical computers by your doctors’ sides, they can feel safe and confident in the days ahead. Contact Tangent Sales today For more information.

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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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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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Can Telehealth Be Used For Chronic Disease Management?

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

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

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

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

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

Remote Monitoring With Medical Grade Computers

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

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

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

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Medical Computers For Emergency Use

As flu season approaches, crafting your hospital’s plan to deal with a potential influx of patients will be crucial to the wellbeing of your community. The combination of the ongoing pandemic and the encroaching flu season, as well as a swelling fire season in the west may combine to cause an uneasy strain on your hospital. Preparing for an emergency is not enough anymore. Hospitals must prepare for multiple emergencies at once, and Tangent is here to help. With Tangent medical computers, hospital resources can be effectively used.

Medical Computers For Field Emergencies

Emergencies can take on many forms, but those in the field are particularly hard on logistics. Organizing life-saving efforts with first responders is already a challenging task, but under the current circumstances it is increasingly difficult. As emergency rooms fill up, hospitals have had to turn away ambulances due to constraints on capacity. What can be done?

Ambulances would not have to be turned away from hospitals if they had an effective system of cataloging events. While this may seem challenging, this can easily be accomplished with medical grade computer tablets from Tangent. Medical computer tablets like the T-13 from Tangent are perfect for first responders, being small and sleek enough to carry while on the go.

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T-13 Medical Grade Tablet From Tangent

First responders can use these tablets to communicate with local hospitals and organize where their patients should go ahead of time.

Medical Computers For The Emergency Room

Of course, quality patient care doesn’t stop when patients arrive at the hospital. Rather, this is where it really begins. As emergency rooms become more impacted, effectively organizing the order of care that patients receive will be vital to everyone’s health.

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Tangent’s Medical Computers Are There When You Need Them

Tangent’s lineup of medical grade computers are built to be the fastest available, and can help speed up these clerical tasks. Medical computers by tangent are built with fully-sanitizable touchscreens. These touch screens can be used to rapidly input patient data without the use of a mouse or keyboard. With full antimicrobial coatings, Tangent’s medical computers are an all-in-one solution to medical data entry that is both HIPAA certified and pathogen mitigating.

Medical Computers For The Intensive Care Unit

Where medical computers from Tangent can be of most use is in the intensive care unit. ICUs can quickly reach capacity as we have seen during the pandemic. To combat this, careful observation and analysis of patients can help alleviate some of the burden on your ICU. Medical computers can help doctors take detailed notes on a patient’s health during their stay in the ICU. This data can then be later compared to others who may need to enter the ICU, and decisions can be fairly made. With medical computers, this data can be easily recorded in multiple formats, as well as shared and accessed easily from anywhere in the hospital.

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These are unpredictable times, but they don’t have to be uncertain ones. Tangent can help take over some of the logistics of the pandemic, and leave your doctors free to do their real job: keeping patients safe and healthy. Contact Tangent Sales today for more information.

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Are Pandemic Waivers For Telehealth Still In Effect?

Near the beginning of this pandemic, bold actions by the federal government, health insurance companies, and hospitals led to loosening restrictions and greater access to telehealth services. What transpired was a new telehealth ecosystem that saw dramatic increases in the use of medical computers by doctors to have virtual appointments with patients. The rise in telehealth use coincided with a rise in patients satisfaction with the service, which helped keeped at-risk patients from having to enter hospitals. Now, some of these pandemic related waivers have ceased. Here’s what’s recently changed:

Non-Pandemic Related Telehealth Appointments No Longer Covered

Health insurance companies like Anthem and UnitedHealthcare helped their customers during the early days of the pandemic by agreeing to reduce the cost to patients of telehealth appointments. This allowed patients with chronic illnesses that could put them at higher risk for transmission in the hospital setting to simply not go into hospitals. Remote monitoring systems also aided patients by allowing them to remotely monitor levels like blood sugar for their doctors to go over in telemedicine appointments.

Now, these cost reductions are over. Patients who use telehealth appointments for non-pandemic related illnesses will have to start paying their co-payments and deductibles once more. Make sure that your hospital’s patients know about this change well in advance of their next telehealth appointment.

Can Hospitals Still Use Telemedicine?

The short answer is: yes! Hospitals are still cleared to use medical computers for telemedicine appointments. Virtual appointments still have their place in the current moment as a third wave of the pandemic appears on the horizon.

However, with patients once again incurring costs associated with patients, some at-risk patients may be reluctant to schedule appointments. It’s important to consider the financial situation of patients during this time, especially considering those with chronic ailments are more likely to be negatively impacted by the pandemic.

Whenever possible, try to reduce the costs for these patients or bring the cost inline with other, traditional appointments.

Telehealth In The Hospital

While using telehealth on medical grade computers in the hospital has gotten a bit more complicated, it still provides an essential service to both doctors and hospitals. Mounting public pressure may change the course of health insurance companies to reinstate their waivers. But even if the waivers are not reinstated, telehealth can still be used by hospitals and patients to help keep everyone in the community safe.

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Telehealth, in some form or another, will continue to be of use in the medical field. A pandora’s box has been opened, and closing it simply isn’t practical. Patients are finding that telehealth appointments are easier than in-person visits and enjoy the experience. You can help make these virtual visits even more enjoyable to your patients by employing the use of Tangent’s Medical Computers for telehealth. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales Today.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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