Healthcare facilities need advanced technology to improve patient care, streamline workflows, and ensure better communication between healthcare professionals. One of the most exciting technological advancements in healthcare is the use of tablets and all-in-one medical cart computers. These healthcare technology solutions have been proven to be an effective tool for healthcare professionals in different settings such as hospitals, clinics, care homes, and field clinics. They have become increasingly popular and are essential in supporting patient care, reducing costs, and improving workflow efficiency.
The healthcare industry has been revolutionised by the use of tablets and medical cart computers. These mobile medical computers have enabled healthcare professionals to perform tasks such as inventory management, patient tracking, public health surveys, and graphic-intensive applications such as X-rays and CT scans.
4 Ways Medical Tablets and Cart Computers are Transforming Healthcare
The 6-inch tablet
DT Research 362MD handheld Medical Tablet features the integration of a brilliant 6” capacitive touch screen and an energy-efficient Intel® processor within a compact, lightweight, durable package. With a built-in smart card reader, an integrated back camera and Wi-Fi as well as optional data capture modules, this rugged medical tablet offers health professionals an effective tool to monitor, record, and retrieve patient information.
This medical handheld is an ultra-portable computer with full Windows operating systems that is ideal for medication inventory management, patient tracking, and home care visits. Its compact size makes it easy to carry around and provides quick access to patient information. It can be used for scanning patient tags, tracking a patient’s location throughout the healthcare facility, and conducting home care visits. These tablets are essential for healthcare professionals who are always on the go and need to access critical patient information quickly.
The 10 – 13 inch tablets
The 10 – 13 inch tablets offer an ideal weight to screen size ratio for healthcare professionals to use in field clinics or take from room to room. It is an excellent mobile computer for public health surveys as it allows healthcare professionals to input data on the spot. The tablet’s mobility makes it easy to use and transport and ensures that healthcare professionals can quickly access patient information when needed.
DT Research 301/MD and 313T/MD, Rugged 2-in-1 Medical Tablets feature the integration of brilliant 10.1″ to 13.3” capacitive touch screens and high performance, energy-efficient Intel® Core™ i series processors within slim, lightweight, durable packages. With built-in front and back cameras, Wi-Fi as well as fully integrated data capture options, these medical tablets offer health professionals an effective tool to monitor, record, and retrieve patient information.
The 16 – 17 inch tablets
The 16-17 inch tablets offer a much larger screen, designed for graphic-intensive applications such as X-rays and CT scans. These tablets can be mounted on thin carts that can be used in operating theaters or other places where space is limited. They provide healthcare professionals with a large, wide screen to more accurately view and interpret data, which is essential for precision diagnosis and treatment.
The 316T/MD and 373T/MD features the integration of brilliant 15.6” – 17″ capacitive touch screens and high performance, energy-efficient Intel® Pentium® Gold or Core™ i processors within slim, durable packages. Complete with built-in front and back cameras, Wi-Fi as well as optional data capture modules, these medical tablets offers health professionals an effective tool to view patient data and test results, work collaboratively with a medical team, and track prescriptions and meds. With large, vivid displays, the 316T/MD and 373T/MD Rugged Medical Tablets shows a wide work area and detailed application interface to enhance user experience and workflow.
All-in-one medical cart computers
All-in-one medical cart computers are larger screens with fully integrated computers that range from 19.5 inches to 27 inches. These durable computers can be fully battery powered or plugged in, and can be connected to a cart battery, making them easy to move locations. They come with optional features such as cameras, RFID readers, and smart card/CAC readers, as well as various ports for externals add-on medical devices. Some models can be used with additional external monitors for multi-screen work needs, and they can also be mounted onto walls or VESA arms. These features are crucial for healthcare professionals who need to identify patients quickly and securely access patient information.
In conclusion, medical tablets and medical cart computers are revolutionising the healthcare industry. They provide healthcare professionals with easy access to patient information, streamline workflows, and improve patient service at the point-of-care.
HIMSS is at the forefront of promoting the adoption of information technology in healthcare, and these healthcare-focused computers are an essential part of that mission. Healthcare professionals can benefit greatly from the use of medical tablets and medical cart computers in their practice, and it is essential to continue to explore the advancements in this field to improve patient care further.
Written by DT Research
5 April 2023