Redefining Hospitals for Efficient and Effective Patient Care

Information extracted from a report submitted by Ricoh, intimated that approximately 74 percent of hospitals wielding the power of tablets, particularly medical tablets, to accumulate information, experience higher levels of efficiency, against those who don’t. Against the traditional form of…


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How Hackers Can Infiltrate Networked Medical Devices

Until fairly recently the medical community was not aware of the fact that there are hackers out there who have the ability to infiltrate a hospital’s medical devices and exploit the data contained in them for profit or for other purposes. Even though these devices tend to be protected using a…


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The iPad Versus the Healthcare Industry: Security and Biometrics

The modern tablet has countless benefits for healthcare. Among them, Internet connectivity, interactive touch displays, and easy portability are some of the first that come to mind. With Apple’s introduction, over the past few years, of a fingerprint biometric scanner into their line of iPads, it…


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How Rugged Tablets Are Used In Healthcare

The introduction of rugged tablets into the marketplace has helped to improve the services provided by a variety of industries, but these devices have added significant value to the healthcare field. Tablets have eliminated the need for hand entered data, which can be life saving for some patients.…


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Patient Infotainment – The Benefits of Utilizing Bedside Computers

We as a thinking species have evolved in more complex ways than one. In terms of our understanding and accepted definitions of technology, for instance. In the new globalized lives we lead today, ‘medicine’ has evolved into ‘healthcare’ and the ‘doctors’, ‘nurses’ and ‘technicians’ are now…


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Mobile Medical Applications of the Industrial Computer: The Case of the Medical Emergency Vehicle

The demands of modern mobile healthcare are much more challenging than those of most other industries. This is where lives are at stake, and emergency situations arise at little to no notice. In recent years, sophisticated computing has worked hand-in-hand with infrastructural advancements to…


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Touchscreen Computers: Where Are They Headed?

Touchscreens are to present day computing what Google has been to the internet as we know it today. On the face of it, a touchscreen may be seen as a cosmetic overlay on a fully functional system, but fact is – no tablet or smartphone is accepted as modern without a touchscreen as its user…


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Why OEM Medical Device Manufacturers Are Utilizing Rugged Tablets to Improve Medical Grade Technology

Healthcare is a demanding field and relies heavily upon utilizing the best, most up-to-date equipment to help doctors and nurses provide the highest quality medical services.   As advances in how procedures are performed continue to push boundaries not thought possible even a decade ago, one thing…


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Top 5 Advances in Medical Computers in 2015

Technology has come a long way over the past several decades, and this has led to some truly amazing advancements in the medical field. Today’s healthcare technology is certainly keeping up with “the times” as they continue to evolve. There’s a plethora of promising healthcare technologies…


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How Returning a Rental Car Inspired the Use of Barcode Scanners at a VA Facility

Chris Tucker, RPh, Director of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), recently explained that the facility received its inspiration for developing a bar-coding system of its own after one of the nurses returned a rental car. The nurse observed one of the employees of the rental car company using…


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