Medical computers lie at the heart of modern day healthcare facilities. From handling core administrative tasks including appointment setting, bill preparation, account verification and medical auditing to choreographing intricate medical operations such as in-lab diagnostic testing, patient vital monitoring, clinical imaging and medical surgeries – medical computers  are used everywhere.

So, in addition to core computing prowess, what else is it that IT professionals in hospitals and healthcare facilities should look for when procuring all-in-one, medical grade computers? Here’s a roundup of the top features to probe into while making a purchase:

Antimicrobial Coating

Global-antimicrobial-coatings-market-to-grow-by-2018Medical computers are meant to be deployed in near-patient environment. To maintain a certain acceptable level of ambient sterility in a medical setting, the deployed electronic devices including medical computers need to be fortified with antimicrobial coating. This feature preempts the spread of germs and bacteria, reducing the odds of contracting infectious diseases to a great extent. It is highly recommended that the all-in-one medical computers you purchase are reinforced with antibacterial coating – curbing germ spread is definitely worth it.

Fanless Design

Why_FanlessDoing away with the traditional fan-based cooling system in a medical computer eradicates dust particle circulation, by that keeping the sterility levels in a medical facility exceptionally high. This is particularly important for scenarios in which highest levels of cleanliness are to be guaranteed. Additionally, removing the fan-powered active cooling system leads to a significant reduction in electronic and auditory noise levels, ensuring a serene environment for the patient. Fanless design is the core feature to look for in medical computer systems when deployment in operation theaters, labor rooms, diagnostic laboratories, blood banks and other critical-care medical spaces is planned.

IP Ingress Marking

IP65-TESTED-LOGOThe durability and longevity of an electronic medical device are greatly dependent on the International Protection marking specification it conforms to. The IP certification results in a sufficient degree of protection against intrusion, dust, accidental contact and liquid spills, making it a highly desirable feature in medical computing systems. To ensure thorough device disinfection by standard liquid wiping, it is important that the medical computer you choose be IP65 certified. A related certification, IPX-1, takes care of accidental splashes and involuntary liquid spills. It is only logical that medical computers with IP marking be preferred when making a purchase decision.

Medical Device Safety Certification

med_logo_148102251_stdEN-60601 is the global device safety standard that applies to electronic medical equipment. Compliance with the EN-60601 standard protects the medical device in case of power surges, short circuits, and other electric power-related hiccups. For medical computers, compliance with a global safety standard such as EN-60101 ensures workplace safety – a must-have for a contemporary healthcare facility.

Internal Battery   

Status-battery-100-icon (1)To give extra mobility to the medics and caregivers during high-stake ER and OR environments, an internal lithium battery is added to the medical computer. Enabling uninterrupted operations for a few hours without the need of plugging into the mains, a battery equipped medical computer is ideal for mounting on a movable cart. It’s worth a double check that the all-in-one medical computer you purchase comes with an internal battery.

Medical computers crafted by Cybernet pack all of these amazing features blended with superior ergonomics and raw computing muscle. Cybernet’s medical computer system are built upon a unique interplay of mobility and power-efficiency delivering the very best in next-generation, sterile medical computing. Simplify your medical computer buying decision by learning more about Cybernet’s medical computers at www.cybernet.us.