As technology has advanced medicine, PCs have become an obvious part of healthcare. Whether it's databases, imaging and diagnostic services, or patient engagement, devices are increasingly needed through the healthcare infrastructure. But integrating them into dynamic, space-starved front-line systems can be a challenge.
The latest computing technology enables devices to be more seamlessly integrated into health delivery than ever before. From powerful processing for medical diagnostics, to simple solutions for back-office admin or patient reception areas; the right solutions can help your organization to operate more efficiently, as well as improving patient engagement and satisfaction.
Enhance clinician efficiency and effectiveness
Clinical productivity and workflow efficiency require matching the right mobile devices and accessories with healthcare worker needs. 54% of healthcare providers using mobility solutions have realized cost savings through better resource utilization, care co-ordination and preventative support care.*
Tablets, laptops and ultra-small desktops can be integrated into carts, wall-mounts and arms to improve healthcare worker’s ability to access, capture and share data safely and reliably at the point of care. Look for devices with a proven history of being reliably integrated into patient healthcare systems.
Boost diagnostic speed by combining powerful processing with compact solutions
PACS is common in healthcare today, but aging infrastructure and fragmented platforms can make it challenging to access images when and where clinicians need them. Lack of ability to conduct mobile diagnosis or remotely access test results can also interfere with timely decision-making and engagement
By pairing powerful - but compact or mobile - devices with DICOM-compatible monitors and accessories, you can:
- Enable fast retrieval, storage and viewing of high-resolution images, in radiology or at the patient’s bedside
- Maximize reliability, security and performance
- Streamline workflow efficiency and enable faster diagnosis
- Look for powerful workstation-class laptops capable of processing advanced medical imagery at the bedside, or compact ultra-small desktops that can be discretely integrated with other medical equipment, replacing ‘outsized’ desktops of the past
Whether in a doctor’s surgery, medical reception areas, nurses station, pharmacies or billings, there are plenty of space-starved areas throughout the healthcare system.
Look for slim AIO desktops that integrate the computer into the display to save space, ultra-small desktops that can be tucked into tiny spaces or drive digital signage, ultra-slim monitors and mounting solutions that can attach devices to walls, freeing up valuable working space.
Patient Engagement and In-room Care
Tablets and in-room digital displays, used independently or integrated with interactive patient care systems (IPCS), offer secure access to the Internet, patient portals, educational materials, meal ordering and comms & entertainment tools. Such solutions can encourage proactive patient participation in self-care and boost patient satisfaction.
*engagemobile.com “Healthcare providers move into a new age of mobile technology” April 2016
As you look to modernize, consider the following:
- Employee's job roles: are they "fixed" at a desk or often mobile and/or hot-desking?
- What are the performance needs nurses, doctors, lab workers and administrative staff require from hardware?
- Do they need to collaborate with others in the same building or remotely?
- How much time is spent in meeting rooms? Are they able to efficiently connect to meeting room services?