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Increasing Hospital Efficiency With Medical Computers

With each passing day, the uncertainty around the pandemic continues to grow. Cases in the U.S. are rising after a brief period of falling. This new rise coincides with the start of the flu season, and this double-virus situation has the potential to strain hospital’s resources around the country. Preparing for this possibility is vital to the health of every hospital’s community. When resources are strained, time becomes one of the most important resources. Here are some ways to make your hospital more efficient, and save time in the process.

Medical Computers: Reduce Appointment Time

One of the chief consumers of your doctor’s time is appointments. Now, appointments themselves are vital to fostering and caring for your patients. But the time spent in appointments often revolves around tasks not associated with your doctor actually spending time with the patient.

With medical computers from Tangent, this can change. Medical computers from Tangent are lightning fast, allowing doctors to take care of their paperwork quickly and efficiently. What’s more, medical computers from Tangent are purpose built for telehealth. Telehealth appoints are, on average, far less time consuming than traditional appointments by not requiring patients show up in person.

Medical Computers: Ease Of Access

One of the premier features of Tangent’s lineup of medical grade computers is their sanitary touch screens. These touch screens allow doctors to directly access patient records with the same ease they have with their smartphones. Tangent’s medical computers also come equipped with front-facing cameras and optional microphones. This allows doctors to not have to work with third-party accessories while trying to focus on their patients. With Tangent medical computers, doctors have all their computing needs met in one simple all-in-one computer package.

Medical Computers: Safe And Sanitary

Now more than ever, sanitation is crucial in the hospital. Tangent knows this, and has always built our computers to do more good in the hospital than harm. Each Tangent medical grade computer comes equipped with an antimicrobial coating. This coating mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens on the surface of the medical computer.

Tangent medical computers also come with IP rated water resistant screens. This allows them to be easily and safely cleaned with traditional cleaning products. With santiziable touchscreens and antimicrobial casings, Tangent medical computers can help your hospital stay safe and sanitary.

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Increasing the efficiency of your hospital doesn’t have to be a headache. With Tangent, saving time is as easy as calling Tangent Sales. Our sales specialists are informed on issues that hospitals have and can help find a solution that is right for you.

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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.

Be Safe With Tangent

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.

Medical Grade Computers Built For Emergency Room Use

Heading into the fall and winter this year may look a bit different than in the past. The combination of the annual flu season and the possibility of a second wave during this pandemic has led to fears of medical shortcomings. From a lack of testing to limited Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity, there are areas where hospitals should be concerned. Making sure that your hospital can handle an increase in hospitalizations may be crucial to the wellbeing of the community at large during this flu season. To that end, Tangent is here with customizable and sanitary solutions for your hospital to stay operable during this period.

Medical Grade Computers Built For Emergency Room Use

Not every computer is built equally, and nowhere else is this as clearly seen as it is in the emergency room. In the emergency room, time is of the essence. Making sure that your medical grade computers not only work, but work fast is critical to the health of every patient that comes in. Tangent knows this, and has built medical computers like the Medix 22 with the needs of the emergency room in mind.

The New Medix 22
The New Medix 22

The Medix 22 is not only fast—it is lightning fast. With a built in Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake processor, the Medix 22 medical grade computer can handle the latest medical software with ease. 32 gigabytes of RAM helps this medical computer multitask efficiently. With this amount of memory, the Medix 22 can run numerous medical grade software without lagging. In the emergency room, this translates to being as fast as your doctors.

Medical Grade Computers Built For ICU Use

While the needs of the ICU are similar to that of the emergency room, there is a higher emphasis on monitoring vital signs. The Medix M24T not only works as a medical computer, but as a monitor as well. With a large, 24 inch monitor capable of displaying multiple readouts at once, the M24T medical computer is perfect for the ICU.

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M24T Medical Computer

The M24T also comes standard with a sanitary touchscreen, allowing doctors to easily access vital signs in real time. Medical software becomes that much more intuitive through the use of this large touchscreen.

Medical Grade Computers: Safe And Sanitary

Above all, Tangent medical computers are designed to be one thing: Safe. There is no sense in bringing in equipment to the hospital that will do more harm than good. All of Tangent’s medical grade computers feature antimicrobial enclosures that mitigate the growth of bacteria on their surfaces. Their touchscreens are IP rated to be water resistant, and can be cleaned with traditional disinfectants.

Tangent is here for your hospital so that your hospital can be there for your community. Learn more by contacting Tangent Sales today.

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Medical Grade Computers For Safe Hospitals

Each day, doctors and nurses around the country put their lives on the line for others. Everyone’s health and wellbeing during these trying times depends on the health and wellbeing of our nation’s medical professionals. It is these medical professionals who are helping beat back this pandemic, and return our lives to a sense of normality. Keeping our medical professionals safe is synonymous with keeping the country safe. To that end, Tangent has upgraded our medical grade computer lineup to include the latest in sanitation and safety solutions to help keep your hospital safe.

Tangent Medical Grade Computers: Safe And Sanitary

As previously mentioned, the safety of our medical professionals is crucial to the safety of everyone. Tangent takes the health of medical professionals seriously, and has redesigned aspects of their medical grade computer lineup to reflect this. The newly enhanced Medix 22 medical grade computer from Tangent has been retrofitted for today’s demanding hospital requirements.

The New Medix 22
The New Medix 22

With an antimicrobial enclosure, the Medix 22 medical grade computer is ready to help your doctors without harming them. The antimicrobial enclosure mitigates the growth of harmful pathogens like bacteria and viruses on its surface, minimizing the risk of contact based transmission of illnesses between medical staff. Medical grade computers can see countless different users throughout the day, so this antimicrobial enclosure is key to making sure that contact based transmission is kept to a minimum.

The Medix 22 medical grade computer also comes standard with a fully IP 65 water resistant touch screen. This means that doctors do not keep to use keyboards or mice to make full use of this medical grade computer, peripherals that could potentially carry harmful pathogens. The Medix 22’s touch screen is fully tactile, allowing the user to have precision not seen elsewhere. Using the Medix 22’s touch screen is like using your phone’s touchscreen: quick, intuitive, and easy.

The New Medix 22
The New Medix 22

The Medix 22 is just as powerful on the inside as it is safe on the outside. This medical grade computer features a Kaby Lake U chipset and your choice of Intel 7th generation processors. Combined with up to 32 gigabytes of RAM, the Medix 22 medical grade computer is a powerhouse capable of running multiple medical grade software items at once. With Windows 10 built in, the Medix 22 medical grade computer is as easy to use as a traditional home computer, but with the power demanded by the hospital setting.

Of course, Tangent could not redesign the Medix 22 medical grade computer for the current day without including some hefty telehealth capabilities. A built in, front facing camera is standard on the Medix 22. This 2 MP camera has a sliding cover for optimal image clarity and privacy, as well as a fanless cooling system to reduce the amount of background noise during telehealth appointments. An optional UPS battery system is also available, allowing doctors to wrap up telehealth appointments the right way during a power outage, rather than simply ending the call.

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Tangent is constantly thinking about our medical professionals, and our newly enhanced medical grade computers reflect this. Learn more about the Medix 22 and other medical grade computers by contacting Tangent Sales today.

 

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Is Medicare’s Telehealth Expansion Here To Stay?

Earlier in the year, the federal government loosened regulations surrounding the use of telehealth on medical computers due to the ongoing pandemic. Since then, Medicare’s 62.5 million enrollees have had access to their doctors remotely, with at least 10 million making use of telehealth programs since March. Telehealth on medical computers has been reviewed positively, with 91% of feedback being positive. But the widespread use of telehealth has only been possible due to loosening regulations. Will telehealth on medical computers be around next year, and into the future?

What Is Telehealth On Medical Computers?

Simply put, telehealth on medical computers is a way for doctors to visit with their patients virtually. Telehealth has been a part of the medical field for as long as medical computers have been around, in the form of patient-doctor emails and more. With today’s modern medical computer technology, telehealth has taken on a new form.

With medical computers sporting advanced microphones and built-in cameras, doctors are now able to use medical programs to video-call with their patients. While the use of such programs on medical computers has been restricted due to privacy concerns, the pandemic has forced legislators to make exceptions.

With these looser regulations, patients are able to visit with their doctors remotely in a safe and effective manner. High-risk patients, such as those typically enrolled in Medicare, are able to have their medical needs met without putting themselves or others at risk. They also save time and money by not having to organize a trip to the hospital.

Will Telehealth Always Be Available After The Pandemic?

The big question is whether the looser regulations will survive after the pandemic has been quelled. While there are a number of bills on capitol hill currently vying to be the next pandemic response bill, the HEALS act proposed by the Senate offers some clues to how legislators are feeling about telehealth.

The HEALS act would allow for the looser telehealth regulations to stay in place until at least 2021. While congress has gone on recess for the remainder of this month and this bill is unlikely to be passed, it sheds light on how congress sees telehealth: in a positive light.

Telehealth has always been in use in hospitals to some degree, and now that patients are getting more acclimated to it, it is unlikely to go away. If congress passes an extension on the loosened regulations, telehealth may prove to be a pandora’s box that simply cannot be closed. But this would be a win-win for both hospitals and patients. Hospitals can organize more appointments for their doctors in less time, and patients no longer have to carve out as much time in their busy schedules.

How Hospitals Can Prepare For Broad Telehealth Use

When 91% of people like telehealth, it is almost a fact that hospitals that use telehealth will have a leg up on those who are not. The easiest way to upgrade your hospital to be more telehealth accessible is with medical grade computers from Tangent. Medical grade computers from Tangent have built-in microphones and cameras, and are telehealth ready right out of the box.

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It’s never too late to get ahead of the curve, especially when it comes to Telehealth. Contact a Tangent sales representative today to learn more about our lineup of medical grade computers.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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.

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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.