Deployment of portable devices opens unlimited opportunities for its application in the medical environment and guarantees safety, a long life-time, and stable performance. However, not all of the devices are suitable for medical applications. Some key features are considered when choosing the most suitable 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.
1. 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 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.
2. 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.
3. Anti-glare solution and optical bonding
Medical applications have par ticular 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.