Advantages of Rugged Medical Computers in Healthcare

The importance of rugged technology within a healthcare environment should not go underestimated. Providing workers with technology that helps to improve both the patient and worker experience while providing safe, clean and secure technology should be of the utmost importance. Group Mobile’s Healthcare solutions can provide you with beginning to end rugged technology and implementation for your medical environment.

Healthcare workers aim to spend their time providing the highest quality patient care possible for their hospital or other medical facility. In order to do so they need to be able to spend more time with their patients, rather than with antiquated data entry processes or technology that doesn’t work for their needs. That’s where rugged medical computers or Medical Clinical Assistants (MCA) come in. Manufacturers have been releasing lighter, more durable computers than can stand environments where harsh cleaners and liquids are common.

Top Features for Rugged Medical Computers

  • Lightweight with an ergonomic design
  • Advanced connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Gobi 3g, and GPS)
  • Improved input functionality (built-in cameras, barcode readers, RFID scanners, etc.)

Superior Connectivity

Rugged computers provide the best technology for medical professionals seeking advanced connectivity. Whether you’re in a hospital or remote medical facility, being able to quickly connect to the internet to access records, medical databases, or communication channels is extremely important.

Gobi 4G technology allows practitioners to get online anywhere with a 4G cell network. Computers with the Gobi technology have the ability to connect to several networks, for as close to a guaranteed connection as you will get today. Users no longer have to be worried about being out of network for their carrier, like Verizon or AT&T. Gobi users are able to connect to either network in the US as well as over 350 other networks from Austria to Yemen. The Getac rx10h is a fantastic option for healthcare professionals and offers optional Gobi mobile broadband.


Seamless Medical and Patient Data Storage

Healthcare professionals can easily have access to electronic medical records (EMR) in different patient care areas with the help of rugged computers. As a result, medical organizations are able to decrease the amount of inaccuracies, human errors and loss of patient information that happens with the paper-keeping system.  Rugged technology also allows for doctors or nurses to take notes, write prescriptions or enter other pertinent patient information right at the point of care. The DT Research DT313’s integrated capabilities like built-in SmartCard/CAC reader, 2D barcode scanner, NFC reader and mobile broadband make it a robust solution for information capture within the healthcare industry.

Efficient Inventory Management

Keeping inventory lists up to date is important when it comes to patient treatment and care. If a doctor can see when a medicine is out of stock, they can quickly adjust their treatment plan right from the point of care. This type of technology can also help in tracking highly regulated drugs that can be abused or wrongly prescribed. Computers can log inventory and track a certain drug’s history with a patient, eliminating human error.

Simplified Communication

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are able to easily communicate by using a mobile technology solution. Teams can easily collaborate in real time on a patient’s treatment without having to make multiple notes or trips to the patient’s medical record, everything is in the palm of your hand.


Advanced Patient Training and Guidance

Point of care computers allow medical professionals to easily communicate or demonstrate treatments, surgeries or other important details to patients. Providing patients with simple, visual demonstrations can help them to make the best decisions regarding their treatment or plan of healthcare.

Contact us today to learn more about the right solution for your organization.

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