How Rugged Tablet Helps Promote Equitable Health Access Through Digitalization

Equitable access to medical treatment is important for everyone, whether it is delivered over the phone, in person, or during a telemedicine consultation. Despite the advantages of telehealth and internet platforms, the pandemic has highlighted privacy and access restrictions that hinder some people from getting the care they require. This obstacle has forced health systems to reconsider how to deal with disparities in the healthcare system and create equity in the field of digital health.

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Improve EMS Services with Rugged Medical Tablets

There is more demand than ever for emergency services to speed up response times. Some ambulance crews have reported handover times that are more than 50% longer. Providers of emergency medical services (EMS) are currently searching for innovative solutions to keep costs down while maintaining a high level of service.

DT Research designs and manufactures mobile rugged computers that deliver flexible functionalities and high performance for operational use that are much needed by first responders and emergency medical services.

3 Ways medical rugged tablets improve EMS services:

Uninterrupted connectivity and interaction

A patient care software platform for EMS small mobile solutions, such as an electronic patient card, can be linked with DT Research medical tablets. This application is available directly from the tablet and can be used both online and offline with synchronization afterward. The emergency services can access central systems, which allow them to access up-to-date information at all times, from the time the patient leaves the ward until they pick him or her up and transport them for additional care. The amount of thorough information available has a significant impact on the intervention’s success rate since it enables the selection of the most appropriate procedure in light of the patient’s known medical history.

Hospitals and their emergency rooms must maintain open lines of communication in order to plan the patient’s admittance in a timely and appropriate manner. The rugged medical tablet from DT Research enables the verification of the acquired data in terms of its general validity at the level of identifying data as well as its completeness.

24/7 Power

A hot-swappable battery system used in DT Research medical tablets permits battery swaps without powering down. Each tablet comes equipped with an external battery that can be swiftly removed while the tablet is still in use and replaced with a fully charged battery.

The result is that the computer may run constantly during the course of a shift without ever shutting down, neither interfering with patient care nor losing data. Additional batteries can be fully charged and kept on standby to reduce or totally eliminate downtime for healthcare professionals during a busy emergency situation.

Quick-release docking station

Every minute counts when providing immediate care in emergency situations. Ambulance paramedics/emergency medical technicians (EMTs), fire, and first responders are able to utilize lightweight, rugged tablets designed to assess and prepare for patient needs prior to scene arrival. The rugged medical tablets are mounted in efficient locations in the ambulance and can be quickly removed with a snap mount release. Utilizing the patient care software for emergency medicine, the tablets can improve care in the field and in the interior of the ambulance – also allowing for a quick and easy snap mount near the seat, walls, cabinets, or counter. Finally, the use of lighter-weight rugged tablets by paramedics speeds up the transfer of care to the hospital.  

First Responders Use Rugged Tablets for Dispatched Calls

Rugged tablets have been making their way into new industries as the technology of choice over the last several years. One of those industries is the field of healthcare and first responders. As both of these fields have seen an influx of patients, with a need to work faster and more efficiently in the field in order to keep up with the high demand, rugged tablets emerge as a technology that meets the requirements. 

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Revolutionizing Emergency Response with Rugged Tablets

Now more than ever, there’s more pressure on emergency services around the world to speed up response times and improve patient care during transport. Providers of emergency medical services (EMS) are currently seeking creative solutions to maintain a good level of service at a lower cost. There is a need now for emergency responders to be able to send information from the response site to the hospital before arrival. Sending insurance and preliminary treatment information prior to arrival makes check-in and processing much faster. With the influx of patients that responders and hospitals have seen over the last year, being able to communicate in real-time is becoming a need rather than a want in the healthcare industry. 

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Expanding Telehealth Access for Veterans Through Medical Cart Computers and Medical Tablets

The Department of Veterans Affairs is working hard to expand telehealth access through the ‘Anywhere to Anywhere’ project, a new government rule that allows VA doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to treat veterans utilizing telehealth technology regardless of where they live. By linking veterans with skilled specialists, telehealth technology aids the Veterans Affairs Department in improving their health and well-being. It is not, however, without its difficulties.

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