Healthcare Safety and Standards
Innovation has long played a vital duty in improving healthcare facility procedures and boosting patient care. In hospital environments, accuracy, efficiency, and reliability are also imperative. The medical facility atmosphere is complex and requires sophisticated modern technology to keep running smoothly from medical imaging to personal data.
The global market for IoT in healthcare is constantly growing. This growth is driven by technological advances and the accelerating adoption of modern healthcare technologies in healthcare operations and patient care. Healthcare IoT provides the technologies to improve healthcare operations' environment, performance, and reliability, transforming and improving patient care delivery. The current coronavirus COVID-19 shows that not all healthcare facilities are ready for such a massive pandemic.
Medical-grade tablet computers confirm a reliable communication and information collection tool for those combating COVID-19 on the front line. The durable application-focused healthcare tablet computers supply a new generation of comfort for specialists, collect and transfer information, examine the medical diagnosis, and upgrade individual details in real-time.
Key Factors to Consider
TDeployment of portable devices opens unlimited opportunities for its application in the medical environment and guarantees safety, a long life, and stable performance. However, not all of the devices are suitable for medical applications. Some key features are considered when choosing the most appropriate medical tablet for hospital and clinic environments. Medical facilities specialize in caring for patients, and it is their utmost responsibility to meet their needs. The entire workflow is utilized by this technology equipment and must be advanced to meet the medical industry's expectations.
The best medical tablets for healthcare should include the following features: power & portability, easy usage, antimicrobial & liquid-resistant, and medical-grade certifications.
Medical-Grade Certifications - First of all, the device must have medical certifications IEC/ EN 60601-1, 60601-1-2, which can reduce the risk of electrical shock and guarantee its safety for hospital applications. By bypassing the certificate, a manufacturer can assure that the devices perform safely and effectively without causing harm and electromagnetic disturbances in their appropriate operating environment. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended waterproof front bezels and hygienic aluminum housings in medical facilities for routine disinfection purposes. The tablet should allow disinfecting with liquid cleaners without damage. The CDC recommends that healthcare facilities thoroughly clean sensitive medical equipment by using liquid disinfectants. Getting equipment, such as a medical tablet that complies with CDC guidelines ensures a safer environment.
Antibacterial housing - Next, the rugged tablet's housing should be enhanced with antibacterial properties to minimize bacteria growth and be resistant to various cleaning chemicals with a waterproof design that allows cleaning the surface with wipes, sprays, and liquids without concern of affecting the internal components.
Anti-glare solution and optical bonding - Medical applications have particular requirements to screen visibility and images quality. An anti-glare solution on tablet glass helps diffuse the glaring light, reducing its intensity and making it easier for the observer to see the correct image and provide perfect readability at extreme viewing angles. One more feature to look for when choosing a touch screen computer is optical bonding. The screen with optical bonding technology usually results in higher brightness, better clarity, and resistance to scratches.
Ruggedness - If installed on a medical cart or inside the ambulance, the tablet computer and docking station should be able to withstand intense vibration from the moving vehicle. No parts can be disconnected or loose. These are just a few distinguishing features of ruggedized devices over consumer-grade. Although the initial investment of choosing the rugged device may be higher, the design guarantees a longer life that results in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the long term.
Healthcare IoT gives the technologies to improve the setting, efficiency, and reliability of medical care procedures, transforming and boosting person care distribution. Winmate provides healthcare-grade devices for healthcare applications, including healthcare display screens, healthcare sturdy tablet computers, tailored ODM, as well as OEM service to create your particular healthcare option.
- CE, C-UL-US, DEMKO
Safety (Healthcare equipment)
- IEC60601-1 3.1 Ed.,
- CSA CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60601-1:14
- EMC Healthcare
- IEC60601-1-2, EN55011 / CISPR 11,
- FCC CFR47 part 18/Class B
Class 1 Healthcare Device