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What is 60601-1? Decoding the International Patient Safety Standard

If you read that title, you at least know that 60601-1 is an international standard for medical grade devices that specifically relates to patient safety. Obviously that is a very vague definition, and the purpose of this blog is to block out the white noise and provide a clear understanding of what 60601-1 certification means, … Continue reading What is 60601-1? Decoding the International Patient Safety Standard

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3 Benefits of Using HMI Panels and Industrial Computers in Metal Shops

Metal shops are some of the most hazardous working environments—rotating heavy metal objects at high speeds (3000 RPMs!) can be dangerous if improperly handled, but using proper safety protocols has been a standard practice for metal shops for quite a long time. Still, there are ways to increase safety within a shop by evaluating the technology … Continue reading 3 Benefits of Using HMI Panels and Industrial Computers in Metal Shops

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Understanding How Medical Computers Enhance EMR Capability

Technology in hospitals has advanced greatly towards automation and electronic document storage to improve the lives of patients and facilitate the jobs of medical professionals. As of 2015 96% of all non-federal acute care hospitals had adopted basic EMR software. Even in rural areas adoption was at 80% – up from just 53% as recently … Continue reading Understanding How Medical Computers Enhance EMR Capability

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4 Use Cases for Medical Tablets in Healthcare

Medical tablets have revolutionized healthcare by shedding paper-based operations and by bringing quality care to underserved areas. These tablets have sophisticated systems that turn information recording to easy tasks saving time, energy, and money by improving efficiency rates. Mobility is the key factor with these kinds of tablets. A lot of the functionality you might find … Continue reading 4 Use Cases for Medical Tablets in Healthcare

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3 Ways Safety Standards in Food Manufacturing Dictate Hardware Choices

Sanitation concerns in food manufacturing plants are at high levels; every step in the process from farm to table must have the best cleanliness standards for our protection. Production lines are meant to uphold speed and cleanliness standards, and so naturally, the operating level of a food manufacturing plant needs a careful eye to ensure … Continue reading 3 Ways Safety Standards in Food Manufacturing Dictate Hardware Choices

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3 Ways to Automate Tedious Paper Processes in Hospitals

Nurses and doctors often voice the desire to go paperless. A recent report from International Data Corporation shows that about 40 percent of healthcare institutions have implemented paper reduction processes to operate a little greener. Although these efforts have improved a hospital’s environmental footprint, the costs of paper, ink, and daily printing are still skyrocketing. … Continue reading 3 Ways to Automate Tedious Paper Processes in Hospitals

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2 Difficult Roadblocks for Medical Device Manufacturers (and How to Overcome Them)

Medical device manufacturers (MDMs) have their work cut out for them. Producing a medical device is one of the most arduous processes in the medical field; it takes meticulous design, several tests, verification, validation, retesting, proper documentation, and other steps to see a device turn from concept to fruition after years of work—not an easy … Continue reading 2 Difficult Roadblocks for Medical Device Manufacturers (and How to Overcome Them)

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3 of the Most Common Patient Complaints and Ways to Reduce Them

Patient satisfaction isn’t an easy task to handle within a hospital; people are already in places they don’t want to be, and the smallest gesture in improving a stay can travel miles for a patient’s well-being. It’s up to staff to perform those small gestures and take advantage of them for the betterment of people. … Continue reading 3 of the Most Common Patient Complaints and Ways to Reduce Them

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3 Ways Medical Grade Computers Make Surgery Safer

It’s clear that surgical mistakes—however minor they may be—are still prevalent on surgical tables and still cause significant health problems. You can easily get plenty of statistics online to verify some frequencies of surgical accidents. From problems of communication and preparation, to complete blunders like operating on the wrong limb or side of a patient, … Continue reading 3 Ways Medical Grade Computers Make Surgery Safer

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The Differences Between Antimicrobial Housings and Coatings

Per the CDC, Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) infect one in 20 patients daily. This costs healthcare several billion dollars a year—no trifling matter. Some sources cite that UTIs and pneumonia are the top two most common HAIs, with pneumonia being the top infection that claims lives. It’s a scary thought to have one of the most … Continue reading The Differences Between Antimicrobial Housings and Coatings