Advantech iHealthcare Certified Medical Computing Systems
Advantech has more than a decade of experience delivering comprehensive, high-performance computing systems to the medical market.
All of its medical computing platforms are designed to satisfy demanding, mission-critical goals to enhance the quality and efficiency of healthcare.
They surpass the performance of commercial computers and are much more attractive to hospitals because they are designed and built to meet tough standards such as UL60601-1 and EN60601-1 for medical safety approval, IPX1 certification for dust and water drip-proof enclosures, and a CCC certification for electronic product safety. This makes Advantech’s iHealthcare products medical grade and are certified to be used next to critical operations in a hospital environment.
Advantech provides long-term support and its products are reliable with quick and easy installation.
Paperless patient monitoring and infotainment, nursing care and medical record tracking
Healthcare systems worldwide are experiencing tremendous pressure to improve services while containing costs.
There is a trend towards real-time, paperless and film-free patient monitoring, nursing care, bedside patient infotainment and medical record tracking.
Computers for care units
Critical care involves close attention by specially-trained health professionals who use their expertise to interpret important therapeutic information, accessing highly sophisticated equipment, to provide care for the patient.
This care usually takes place in an intensive care unit (ICU), emergency department, or surgical area and trauma centre. The real-time monitoring systems play a critical role to closely track patient vital signs and translate patient physiological data into clinical information.
Bedside and clinical care terminals
Patient infotainment refers to a variety of bedside terminals that allow patients to watch TV, make phone calls, play games or communicate via the internet.
They can be used for email, web browsing, accessing hospital intranets, or even work (depending on the patient’s condition). They can also control beds, lighting and curtains.
Medically, they can be used for health management activities such as alerting staff of changes, looking up electronic patient records, displaying lab results and tests, monitoring vital signs and document treatment.
The all-in-one bedside patient infotainment terminal makes the hospital stay easier by providing multimedia entertainment and communication choices. The terminal also benefits medical staff by providing secure access to electronic patient data remotely with an optimised hospital workflow as a professional diagnosis aid.
Infotainment terminals for senior and home care
There is a growing trend in the market toward the development of remote home care for elderly people and patients. Remote medical services assist in the monitoring of health conditions of a care receiver by obtaining and analysing their physiological parameters and providing medical services and treatments at the most appropriate time.
The infotainment terminal can serve as the computing platform to connect a care receiver and a family member, or a care receiver and a doctor at two different places.
Information such as blood pressure, heart rate or blood sugar levels is transmitted to a family member or a doctor through the internet or via tele-networking, helping determine the care receiver’s current conditions and provide timely homecare or medical services.
Mobile nursing care
Nurses and healthcare professionals spend most of their time moving from place to place as they provide care to patients, moving from nursing stations to wards and patient rooms.
Mobile nursing care enhances the patient care process and eases the demanding jobs of clinicians who require technologies that are accurate, reliable, highly integrated, mobile and cost-effective.
Currently, most hospitals struggle with makeshift carts by strapping desktop computers or laptops on board and rolling them from place to place. Usually, these carts with their tie-wrapped wires wound about legs, have issues with cleanliness, power and working space. They just aren’t designed to do what healthcare workers need.
Mobile point-of-care systems are designed to move with busy healthcare professionals, and streamline workflow, providing accurate data recording, and reduced medication errors. They make use of wireless infrastructures, mobile devices and specialised applications to meet the needs of caregivers.
Medical computing platforms
Advantech has over a decade of experience in the medical market, delivering medical platforms to hospitals and clinics throughout the world. Advantech’s medical computing portfolio includes hospital information systems; point-of-care terminals; diagnostic displays; hospital and patient infotainment terminals; and a mobile clinical assistant and medical computerised nursing cart.
Customisation capability and global logistics with local support
Advantech’s global experience, its dedicated R&D engineers, and its leadership in the industrial and embedded computing market all contribute to its unsurpassed ability to provide customised solutions based on very specific customer needs.
Advantech operates worldwide with thousands of employees bringing local support to the market backed by a worldwide, global logistics infrastructure. Its strong global network is the result of more than 25 years of operation, design, manufacturing and know-how in the industrial computing market.
Products and Services
Technological Advancement and Trends in Critical Care
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