Category Archives: Medical Grade Computers

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EHR and it’s evolvement into CHR: A Critical Look at Cutting-Edge Technology in Healthcare

Epic CEO, Judy Faulker, recently expressed her view how Electronic Health Records are evolving into Comprehensive Health Records—a term that evaluates more than just a specific window of sampling an individual’s health from doctor visits. CHR is a term that may be invented as the new EHR, incorporating more data and analysis of a patient … Continue reading EHR and it’s evolvement into CHR: A Critical Look at Cutting-Edge Technology in Healthcare

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3 Ways Hospital Networks Can Impact Patient Care and How to Combat Them

No hospital network is perfect. An entire infrastructure for patient information is at the whim of Murphy’s Law unfortunately, and one glitch in an entire system can throw off the operations of a hospital in the blink of an eye, costing a chunk of productivity time, money, and the worst—patient safety and health. Online sources … Continue reading 3 Ways Hospital Networks Can Impact Patient Care and How to Combat Them

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How EMR Software Upgrades Can Drive Computer Hardware Updates

The demand for computer capability has increased because of encroaching software complexity; we can no longer use clunky, old hardware to help our doctors and nurses complete an entire hospital shift. It’s not just a matter of how slow a process might run on a medical computer, but rather if a computer is compatible with … Continue reading How EMR Software Upgrades Can Drive Computer Hardware Updates

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3 Reasons to Move On From Consumer Tablets to Medical Grade Tablets

The demand for technology in the medical field is a constant. Staff needs to operate on computers around the clock, and that requires a constant “live” time. With this expectation, hardware failure is a natural expectation especially if it’s a few years old. It might be difficult to hold on to old hardware because of … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Move On From Consumer Tablets to Medical Grade Tablets

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Here’s How Telehealth is Revolutionizing the Way We Practice Healthcare

Telehealth is a topic under heavy study because it’s extremely effective at reducing time and streamlining processes for medical care. It’s a complex umbrella term that addresses physician to patient interaction, how medical records are viewed and delivered, physician care and outreach, patient infotainment systems, and other important factors. One key aspect of telehealth is … Continue reading Here’s How Telehealth is Revolutionizing the Way We Practice Healthcare

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3 Unique Point of Care Uses for Medical Computers

The term “point of care” may be a little bit unclear, so let’s start off with defining what that means. Point of care testing suggests any medical treatment that can be done specifically where the patient is located. Often times at the bedside, but it could be in a patient’s home, at a doctor’s office, … Continue reading 3 Unique Point of Care Uses for Medical Computers

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3 Ways Healthcare Usage Dramatically Impacts Hardware Longevity

It’s important for medical computers to operate 24/7 since healthcare is just as demanding. Internal components do not last forever, unfortunately, and demanding uptime for computers can seriously affect the longevity of hardware. According to an analysis by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, The FDA issued almost six thousand recalls to hardware between … Continue reading 3 Ways Healthcare Usage Dramatically Impacts Hardware Longevity

Understanding the Unique Requirements for Medical Computers in a Hospital Setting

Hospitals gather a large population of infected individuals in one place, so it’s difficult to keep nosocomial infections from happening. That requires different standards for hospital operation and use of equipment. One of the largest reasons for hospital beds and rooms filling up is the invisible agent—microbes and bacteria that pass on unwanted viruses and … Continue reading Understanding the Unique Requirements for Medical Computers in a Hospital Setting

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Extending the Life of Medical Equipment with Medical Grade PCs

The IT challenges and needs for a healthcare facility are far different than those of a traditional enterprise. Mobility, EMR compatibility, 24/7 operability as well as the need to mitigate the transfer of germs and disease must all be factored in. But even within the healthcare space, needs can vary tremendously. Consider the differences between … Continue reading Extending the Life of Medical Equipment with Medical Grade PCs

EHR Compatibility

A Few Problems Medical Professionals Face with EHR Compatibility

Per the Health IT Dashboard, 87 percent of hospitals in the United States started utilizing EHR software in 2015, a massive jump in a ten-year timespan from 25 percent in 2005. It’s clear use of EHR software has become the majority standard in a decade. Medical professionals stick by this method of health IT and … Continue reading A Few Problems Medical Professionals Face with EHR Compatibility