Mobile computing for healthcare
Rugged Toughbook laptops and mobile clinical assistants (MCAs), and Toughpad tablets, are equipped with all the necessary features to allow doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff to perform a number of tasks – from viewing medical records and X-rays to transcribing prescriptions.
The advanced wireless capabilities enable healthcare professionals to access and update medical and patient records in real time. Even patient signatures are captured using the Toughbook computer's touch screen display. This not only eliminates messy paperwork, but the need for data entry which is costly and error-prone. In addition, Toughbook and Toughpad devices, with integrated Bluetooth technology, can receive signals from Bluetooth-enabled scanners that record medications labelled with barcodes. Some Toughbook computers, like the Toughbook MCA, include integrated barcode scanners, so users are able to scan medication and patient information directly into the unit.
The benefits provided by Toughbook and Toughpad not only save time and expense, they help ensure greater accuracy of data, resulting in enhanced patient care and safety.
Patient consent and education solution
In order to streamline operations and reduce paperwork, more hospitals are using mobile computers to let patients complete self-service forms or access educational materials. However, lack of familiarity with the device, as well as a stressed and hurried environment, hardly gives patients a reason to treat these computers with "kid gloves". As a result, the devices take a beating.
Hospitals are turning to Toughbook rugged laptops and MCAs as a solution that stands up to the potentially careless user. Toughbook computers are engineered to handle everything from drinks spills to tumbles on the floor. With magnesium alloy cases, shock-mounted hard drives and other rugged features, hospitals can put Toughbook computers in patients' hands with confidence.
Patients use them to watch educational videos, read post-op instructions, view their X-rays and much more. The daylight-viewable touchscreen allows patients to fill out forms more quickly and easily than using paper forms. It also allows hospital staff to capture patient signatures electronically. All of this data is streamed wirelessly to a central database where it is made available to doctors and nurses in real time.
Panasonic understands the need to control germs and diseases in these environments. That’s why Toughbook laptops and MCAs can be sanitised using the most stringent standards. The MCA even comes with a built-in sanitisation reminder and auditing system to ensure its cleanliness. And with its fanless design, it ensures that germs and viruses are not accidentally spread by sucking them into the machine and blowing them out later.
These features make Toughbook mobile computers the obvious choice for hospitals looking to reduce paperwork and streamline operations.
Computers in operating and emergency rooms as well as intensive care units also need to have maximum durability to minimise hardware breakage. Healthcare staff performing critical procedures simply can’t worry about computer downtime due to the drops, spills and bangs associated with the super-intensive environment of ORs, ERs and ICUs.
All Toughbook computers feature durable engineering that helps doctors and nurses focus on fixing patients, not computers.
Radiology and speciality solution
For radiologists and other specialists, making rounds the old-fashioned way – on foot and with paper charts – has quickly become an inefficient approach to patient treatment.
Increasingly, radiologists and other specialists are relying on Toughbook mobile computers to quickly access medical data to treat injuries, view lab results and even communicate with other employees in real time. Armed with Toughbook laptops, specialists can show patients their own X-rays, presented in an easier-to-read digital format. Other Toughbook computer-equipped specialists from anaesthesiologists to orthopaedists, meanwhile, also meet with patients to share information. Specialists can even check off completed medical procedures and send those updates to central databases, ensuring maximum efficiency and safety while at the same time replacing cumbersome paperwork.
Specialists using Toughbook computers have advanced technology at their disposal that not only helps them do their jobs more efficiently but also treat their patients more effectively.
Many hospitals find that admissions staff are overwhelmed with mundane tasks that take away from essential duties. That’s why many hospitals are adopting customer self-service approaches to admissions. However, hospitals often fail to employ computer solutions that are easy to use or solutions that can take potential abuse from patients.
From the time a patient or family member walks into a hospital, Toughbook durable computers are there, helping make the admissions process more efficient‐and quicker. For those behind-the-scenes employees who process patient records, Toughbook mobile computers are there to help them perform their duties more effectively by letting patients enter in their own data. Patients use Toughbook rugged computers to not only enter symptoms, but also to review post-op instructions and even watch educational videos. They can also complete consent forms and review billing charges. Further, patients can take advantage of features such as stylus-equipped touchscreens that make data entry easier, and instantaneous wireless connectivity to transmit their data. And since Toughbook computers are equipped with shock-mounted hard drives and spill resistant engineering, they're built to withstand the most careless of users.
Unlike ordinary computers, Toughbook computers can handle the toughest of patients, allowing administrative staff to focus on their top priority - delivering the best treatment possible to patients.
Healthcare encompasses many environments – which means mobility is crucial. Small, mountable form factors and unique design features such as an integrated handle mean Toughbook and Toughpad devices go wherever you need them to.
Featuring fanless design, and with models such as the CF-H2 being resistant to 42 types of disinfectant and meeting EU Hospital Safety Certifications, Toughbook and Toughpad are ideally suited to environments where hygiene is critical.
As well as password utilities, BIOS Kill, TPM and a hard drive lock, Toughbook devices come with Recover Pro security and backup software, so your data is never at risk.
No Power Access
Toughbook devices have a newly designed battery and specially adapted power management system. This allows up to 8 hours of running time from a single battery charge.