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Top 10 Healthcare Statistics In 2022

top 10 healthcare statistics in 2022

Healthcare is a continually changing and upgrading industry. Trends arise, technology is introduced, and breakthroughs are made daily. As one of the top growing industries, or as a company serving one of the top growing industries, it is beneficial to stay informed on statistics and changing needs of the industry. Through our research, these are the top 10 healthcare statistics that we found for 2022.

1 – There are now 784,626 healthcare businesses in the United States alone, and this figure is constantly increasing.

The US boasts the biggest healthcare system globally, and its increasing business numbers and revenue. According to PolicyAdvice, Patient care accounts for $1.068 trillion or 64% of the US’s healthcare revenue. Meanwhile, inpatient care, which includes skilled nursing rehabilitation and non-surgical dental interventions, makes up 4.49% and 2.98%, respectively.

2 – Healthcare is the third-largest industry in the U.S.

Since 2020, healthcare spending has accounted for 19.7% of the U.S. economy, which was a dramatic increase from 5% just 60 years ago. According to Zippia, this growth represents a range of factors, from new healthcare treatments and services to better coverage, higher utilization, and rising prices across many of the industry’s sectors.

3 – The use of digitalization in healthcare institutions is promoted by 92% of suppliers of various healthcare solutions.

Digitalization in healthcare helps to reduce costs, increase productivity, and avoid time-restricted diagnosis’. The rise of digitalization promotion makes it a great time to invest in digital healthcare trends and equipment. According to PolicyAdvice, Experts predict a massive acceleration of digital technology in healthcare, which includes cloud computing, data security, and other tools.

4 – One in seven people (14%) who used telehealth said they would have sought care in an emergency department or urgent care if telehealth was not available.

This survey conducted showcased that access to telehealth effectively kept people out of the emergency department. More than half of those 14% of people who used telehealth had their primary health issue resolved.

5 – The average healthcare employee earns $60,976 a year in the US.

According to health statistics, healthcare is the largest source of employment in the U.S. – employing an average of 1 in 8 citizens. The health industry is also one of the highest paying industries, reaching well above the national average ($47,060).

6 – Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing industry.

Healthcare is the largest and fastest-growing industry in the U.S. and globally. It is predicted that between 2020 and 2030 employment in healthcare occupations is expected to grow by at least 16%.

7 – As of 2020, one-third of U.S. adults had a telehealth visit for themselves or a dependent.

As digitalization is on the rise, so are telehealth and telemedicine. Telehealth visits are rapidly becoming more popular, and the growth in telehealth users is expected to boom within the years to come.

8 – 86% of physicians believe data interoperability will significantly cut the time to diagnosis.

Physicians recognize the importance of having the right information at the right time. According to Google, virtually all physicians (96%) agree that easier access to critical information may help save a patient’s life and 95% believe increased data interoperability will ultimately help improve patient outcomes. For more information on how DataCart’s products emphasize the importance of data interoperability, check out this blog on our Telestroke Carts.

9 – According to U.S. adults, factors that are important when interacting with healthcare include:

  • Ease of access to care (89%)
  • Privacy (89%)
  • Data security (88%)
  • Getting personalized care (88%)
  • Having a care provider close to home or work (85%)
  • Healthcare costs (85%)
  • Coordination among all healthcare providers (84%)
  • Being able to monitor their own health (75%)
  • Access to a health coach (68%)

10 – The most common purpose for a telehealth visit was a preventive service, prescription refill, or routine visit for a chronic illness (63%).

As virtual visits continue to increase in popularity, they’re becoming more common for simplistic and routine visits.

The healthcare industry will continue to grow and evolve daily, as will the trends, technology, and statistics. It’s important to keep up on relevant news stories, information, and press releases to stay informed and update processes as the industry continues to change and grow.

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Advantages And Solutions For A Secure Computer Cart In Healthcare

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When you order a medical cart from DataCart, it’s more than a purchase – it’s a company investment. With that large of an investment, you’re going to want to protect your workstation on wheels and everything that goes with it at all costs. Here at DataCart, we provide multiple options for multi-levels of security to equip your medical cart properly and to take advantage of a secure computer cart.

Secure Computer Carts, Mounts, and Storage

Secure Laptop Cart

If you’re in the market to purchase a new medical cart and security is a focus of yours, our Secure Laptop Cart is a perfect option. With optimal security options throughout the cart, the computer is placed in the cart combo-locked pan for security.

The workstation is built for quiet, discreet operation and is great for various care centers. A pull-out keyboard and mouse tray retracts with a soft-close mechanism for minimal intrusiveness and maximum security. This cart is specifically designed to keep the workstation laptop safe and secure. Complete with hideaway items and locking compartments right on the cart itself.

Secure Tech Enclosure Cart

Similar to our Secure Laptop Cart, our Secure Tech Enclosure Cart comes with an adjustable locking laptop compartment to fit any laptop type. With added security accessories, this cart can be customized into an even more safe and secure computer cart beyond just the laptop compartment. The Secure Tech Enclosed Cart also uses an LCD support arm to mount the cart monitor, helping to keep the monitor secure and fastened.

Small Form Factor (SFF) Cart with Secure Tablet Mount

One of our Small Form Factor Carts has a secure tablet mount option, allowing users to lock a tablet into place. This helps avoid theft or anyone tampering with the tablet computer when the user needs to walk away. The SFF Cart with the secure tablet mount also provides optional locking supply drawers for added security.

Tablet Roll Stand with Secure VESA Mount

Another of our SFF carts, the Tablet Roll Stand, has three different mounting options for multiple levels of security. With the addition of the Secure VESA mount, users can avoid the risk of others tampering with their technology and feel safe leaving their cart if needed.

Security Accessories

DataCart is proud to offer high-quality security accessories from multiple well-renowned businesses. All security accessories can be added to any cart, such as our Kidney or Rectangle Cart, to allow for optimal security options throughout our product line.

Tryten Security Cable

With a similar concept to a bike lock, the Tryten Security Cable helps to keep users’ laptops locked and secure with their choice of a combination or keyed lock. These locks are built to the highest quality standards and come with Tryten’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

AnchorPad Laptop Mount

The AnchorPad Low Profile Double Plate Security System provides a maximum level of security by “locking” laptops to the work surface. When used with an arm mount, the plate is secured with tamper-proof screws that have a unique driver head. These screws can only be removed with the driver we provide with the security system.

AnchorPad’s high-quality and high-security plates are constructed of 16-gauge steel adhered to the work surface by high-strength adhesive foam. The plate system provides 20,000 lbs of pull force. The low-profile design keeps the plate’s visibility to a minimum while still providing maximum security.

Keeping your items safe and secure is extremely important, especially when working in a chaotic and hectic work environment such as healthcare. Let DataCart help you find the best solution to your security worries for a stress-free workstation you know you can trust.

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How To Effectively Take Advantage Of Powered Medical Carts In Healthcare

How to effectively take advantage of powered medical carts

Are you taking advantage of all the technology that your facility offers?

If you are like many other healthcare facilities and organizations, you have probably made some very large investments into your technology over the last number of years – technology that has significantly changed the medical industry as a whole.

But are you really taking advantage of this technology in the most effective ways? Are you able to deploy the solutions the way that you wanted or are you just finding workarounds that aren’t ideal, but are “good enough”?

If this sounds like you, powered medical carts might be the missing piece of that puzzle.

How to Use Powered Medical Cart Effectively

Powered medical carts are a great solution to solving this new and lasting need in the medical industry. Powered medical carts allow patients to have access to healthcare that they never would have had before. Whether that patient is in-facility and in need of a specialist hundreds of miles away or at home looking to see a doctor for a simple appointment, powered medical carts make the entire process easier by making the technology needed available anywhere, anytime.

Mobile Battery Charging Station and Solution

One of the biggest challenges that facilities always face is maintaining the uptime of technology. Whether you’re dealing with patient records and need your laptops and tablets to stay powered for a longer period of time or you want to have certain devices like scanners or printers at your disposal but also need the ability to power them, powered medical carts can be your one size fits all solution.

Powered workstations allow you to bring power anywhere that it is needed, and ensure that a charge is only a moment away when it is needed with Mobile battery charging stations. This saves doctors and nurses an ample amount of time by eliminating the need to continually swap out uncharged equipment. A great example of this is battery swap stations.

In the case that you have limited space, don’t have the time to swap out carts, or want to keep all your equipment on the same cart without needing to move it, having battery swap stations allows you to simply change the battery on the cart and keep going from room to room without needing to power down completely.

Whether you’re using just one cart or have an entire fleet of powered medical carts, POWERVAR’s MPMView Software Suite gives you the information you need about your carts. With different view options, you can pick the one that is best for your needs. MPM ClinicView’s utilizes a user-friendly toolbar, TechView allows you to view any cart on the LAN via Ethernet, or FleetView which gives you the ability to list and sort your mobile cart inventory as well as include specific information in the reports.

On The Go Information Station

We’ve already talked about the importance of having patient data at your fingertips at all times, but it is so important that we wanted to call it out specifically.

You don’t need us to tell you how different outcomes can depend on the timeliness and accuracy of the patient data, but what you may not see within your facility is how a powered medical cart can make the difference in making this process easier to do.

Our powered medical carts can be outfitted with features like larger external monitors and external keyboards which make the process of data entry easier, clear, and less of a strain. This allows your team to utilize the power of large monitors or even dual screens without the need to power down as they move from one room to another. Allowing them to bring their full suite of technology anywhere they go makes the entire process better.

Build Your Own Powered Medical Cart

Remember that technology investment that we talked about earlier? This is where you really get to see what it can do.

The amazing thing about powered medical carts is that they are the most customizable type of workstation on wheels out there. Because of their access to additional power and the fact they are typically larger and more sturdy, you can really create a medical cart that meets the exact needs of your team and organization by adding accessories of your choice.

No matter the tool, instrument, or bit of technology, our expert team is equipped to find a solution, even if it is something that we have not done before! Being creative with our solutions is what we think separates us from others in the industry that only offer powered medical carts to their limited specifications.

In a world that is changing as quickly as ours, especially in a time with shrinking budgets and limited resources, finding ways to maximize your current technology is a must.

Powered medical carts might be what is missing to help make that happen. While powered carts are typically more expensive and do require additional investment, they often pay back that cost in more efficient use of other technology and through deploying new solutions that you never thought possible before.

We’d love to find a solution for you. Contact us today and ask about our custom-powered medical cart solution – we are sure we can find a solution that works for you!

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How Telestroke Carts Save Time And Patients

telestroke carts saving time and patients

Experiencing a stroke, whether yourself or others, can be terrifying, stressful, and traumatizing. A stroke, explained by Mayo Clinic, occurs “when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes.” A stroke is a medical emergency that needs efficient and timely care.

The earlier appropriate actions are taken, the faster the rate of brain damage and other complications is decreased. This is where Telehealth and Telestroke carts come into play to help not only save time but also to help save patients.

What is Telestroke Healthcare?

Telestroke Healthcare is a web-based collaboration of on-site caretakers and a certified neurologist or whomever they choose to video-in. Telestroke Healthcare helps provide services for acute stroke patients in a variety of settings, including mobile stroke units, EDs, intensive care units (ICUs), and medical-surgical units, which do not have access to on-site stroke physician services. The combination of visual, audio and hands-on care comes together with Telestroke Healthcare to get each patient the specific help they need as quickly as possible.

How the Telestroke Cart Saves Patients

When dealing with patients who are experiencing a stroke, time is an extremely important element. With the advancement of telemedicine, patients can get the help they need quicker and easier than ever before. If a patient is experiencing a stroke and there is no neurologist on-site, our Telestroke Cart makes it possible to connect with a specialist via video call. Having access to a video call through our Telestroke Cart is not only more efficient but also quicker than having to transfer patients due to there being no neurologist on-site.

The Telestroke Cart also helps combine verbal and visual treatment – rather than just trying to help over the phone, the neurologist can physically see the patient and help determine the best next steps. With the DataCart Telestroke Cart, you have a PTZ Zoom Camera complete with a camera mount that comes right on the cart itself for high-quality, adaptable video treatment.

Mobility of care is another important element when caring for a patient with a time-sensitive emergency such as a stroke. Our Telestroke Cart allows for movement with the patient as needed, with the flexibility of being able to use the cart in the patients’ room and move with the patient as they need to be moved. The Telestroke Cart is not a location-specific tool, making it the perfect solution for patients’ needs on the go.

How the Telestroke Cart Saves Time

Aside from our Telestroke Cart saving time to get patients the necessary treatment needed, the timely treatment also allows patients to be released quicker and with less rehabilitative needs. This helps not only slim down the time the patient is spending in the hospital but also helps the patients and medical teams recover from the traumatic event quicker and more effectively.

Our Telestroke Cart is highly efficient, equipped, and advanced – complete with customization options including your choice of camera. For more information on the Telestroke Cart and how it can help save your facility time and patients, check out this resource provided by the American Heart Association.

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Combining Top Of The Line Software With World-Class Telestroke Carts

Combining Top Of The Line Software With World-Class Telestroke Carts

As telehealth continues to be an area of importance in the healthcare industry, so is the need to have the correct equipment and software that can be reliable to get the job done.

That relationship between physical equipment and software is a problem that many in our industry are trying to solve. While others in the industry choose to work independently and hope that their solutions sync later on down the pipeline, we have chosen to take a much more active approach in this marketplace, ensuring that we work with those providing the best software to ensure our customers are getting a solution made to solve problems, not create new ones.

With collaboration being an area of focus for DataCart™ to bring you the best of the best, we’d like to feature a company that is using DataCart’s workstation on wheels solutions to mobilize their software to create amazing patient/provider experiences and improve outcomes.

Optimized Telehealth Software Solutions

ITeT is a telehealth software company offering full-featured, no-code applications to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver solutions, not just products, to their customers. They understand that there is no one size fits all for telehealth. Using ITeT’s no code Admin Panel, features and functionality are enabled/disabled, plug-ins activated, integrated medical devices selected, and content easily managed.

ITeT telehealth solutions support virtual visits, remote patient monitoring (continuous and intermittent), chronic disease management, and specialty consults. They chose DataCart™ to offer a wide range of high-quality telemedicine carts and cases to meet specific customer needs.

“ITeT is all about giving customers solutions that are optimized for their business practices and preferences. DataCart™ supports our quest to deliver the right solutions to our clients.”

Brenda Ecken, ITeT Vice President

Best Practices For Mobilizing Software Using DataCart™’s Best-In-Class Workstation On Wheels Solutions

Providing quality healthcare is important, whether that’s in the office, through virtual visits, or out in the field. ITeT’s telehealth software combines its top-of-the-line platform with the multiple different workstations on wheels and telehealth solutions that DataCart™ offers so that whatever scenario you’re in, you can be confident in your equipment in both your software and physical equipment.

Virtual Patient Visits

When most people think of telehealth, virtual visits are what come to mind first. While it might seem simple on the surface to provide these solutions to patients, ensuring complicance and giving the provider the tools they need to easily track the visit all while providing a smooth experience for the patient requires a much more powerful and customizable telehealth solution than many realize.

With these regular check-ups happening more on a virtual basis, ITeT’s Doctor4U pairs extremely well with the different Telehealth carts from DataCart™ such as our Telestroke Cart. Both Doctor4U and the Telestroke Cart increase the patient’s satisfaction with virtual visits by utilizing the included Logitech 1080p camera on the cart creating a personal touch to virtual visits and eliminating the administrative hassles for both you and the patient.

Chronic Care Management And Home Care Monitoring

Healthcare doesn’t just stop at the office or over a virtual visit, the need for mobile telehealth solutions continues to rise and ITeT combines its Home Care Monitoring solutions with our Portable Telehealth Kits to provide the best to patients no matter the location.

Home Care Monitoring helps lower the number of readmissions and reduces the length of hospital stays for those who still need care but could do so from the comfort of their home. From measuring blood, pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate, temperature, and ECG, to sharing images with patients, the portable telehealth kit is a top choice for providers using their Home Care Monitoring solution.

The combination of ITeT’s telehealth solutions and DataCart™’s computer carts and kits have made a positive impact on both the care providers and the patients that they serve. DataCart™’s high-quality craftsmanship, customer services, and USA label allow ITeT to offer customers a wide range of telehealth carts and kits that meet their specific needs which only solidifies the goal of delivering the best solutions to providers.

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What Nurses Look For When Selecting Telehealth Carts

What to look for in telehealth carts

Telehealth is on the rise at a rapid pace in 2022, and the equipment and advancements in telehealth and telemedicine are only getting better. Nurses now have access not only at their fingertips to their records, communication channels, and other tools and assets but they also have this access available on the go with the addition of telehealth carts. Telehealth medical carts are not only beneficial to nurses for their transportability, but also for their communication capabilities, ease of use, customization, and so much more.

What Nurses Look for When Selecting a Telehealth Cart

When the time comes for nurses to select the telehealth cart that is the best fit for them, there are 3 main categories to look into before making a decision.

Transportability

Having the freedom to take your gear on the go is a huge benefit when working in the medical field. Whether that’s different electronic devices or the need for a full computer setup, telehealth carts help keep needed items close by at all times. Our carts also have the option of battery life on the go, without the hassle of cords, wires, and the need to navigate an outlet.

Nurses are constantly on their feet and carrying multiple items at a time. Our carts provide the ability to place your work materials down while also being able to take them with you anywhere throughout the day. Some of our carts also come with the addition of utility bins and compartments to provide the perfect amount of additional storage for what you need from one location to the next.

Communication

Adaptation to digital communication is a key factor when purchasing new equipment. Living in the age of COVID-19, having access to digital communication with patients allows nurses to do their job anywhere, at any time. Using telehealth carts that allow for wireless audio communication and that integrate high-definition cameras provides cost-effective ways to properly and efficiently provide a remote diagnosis in a clinical setting.

This also allows for nurses, doctors, and patients to develop face-to-face relationships and convey empathy through their visits all while being in different locations. Having the access to wireless, visual and audio communication helps staff build more connections, and be more personable and intentional.

Ease of Use

After a long day on the job, the number one thing nurses are looking for is equipment that allows for an efficient setup, is customizable to their liking, and is easy to clean. With a telehealth cart, nurses can take their workstations on the go, optimize their cart with customization, and routinely keep up on maintenance and cleaning without the hassle of an entire workspace.

Which DataCart SFF Cart to Choose

There are so many options of DataCart SFF carts to choose from, so which one should you purchase? The decision may feel impossible, but there are plenty of ways to focus on a specific type of cart that we offer.

Tablet Roll Stand

If you’re looking for the cart to best fit for transportability, you may want to check out our Tablet Roll Stand. Complete with a multi-purpose storage bin, 3″ noiseless easy roll twin casters, and easily adjustable tablet viewing modes for optimal viewing comfort. This tablet on wheels solution is compact, lightweight, and easily transportable throughout any environment.

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Telestroke Cart

Now, if communication is at the top of your list of needs, our Telestroke Cart may be the best fit for you. This cart is designed specifically for telehealth and telemedicine, with wireless audio communication and a high-tech HD camera with remote camera control. This cart is ideal for providing a cost-effective technology solution to assist in proper and efficient remote diagnosis in the clinical setting.

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SFF Cart

Our Small Form Factor Cart is one of our top recommendations if ease of use is most important when selecting telehealth carts. This cart delivers full functionality in a small form factor of 14.5” x 13.5”, answering the need to maneuver in even the smallest spaces. With the option to choose your work surface style, this cart also offers custom configurations to create the best fit for you.

SFF telehealth cart

Our main goal here at DataCart is to create SFF carts best fit for those in the healthcare field. Although some of our carts stand out more than others for certain goals, each of our carts is designed specifically to benefit nurses and doctors to the highest capacity. If you’re in the market for a new cart, but still have questions, please contact us today and let us help guide you in the right direction!

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Advantages Of Using Powered Medical Carts

Advantages of powered medical carts

The healthcare industry is advancing at a rapid pace. Every day there are discoveries, new advancements, new tools, and new technology. The addition of Small Form Factor (SFF) and telehealth medical carts has been extremely beneficial for healthcare professionals and patients alike, but the addition of powered medical carts is where the game began to change. Our powered medical carts are a key component in capturing data at the point of care, creating ease and efficiency in healthcare.

Advantages of Using Powered Medical Carts

One of the biggest advantages of using powered medical carts is the technology that comes along with them. Not only do you have your tools, communication, and supplies all in one place (and at your fingertips) but you have continued battery power, increased screen real estate, and customization to best fit your desired needs.

Technological Advantages

Taking your workstation on the go requires a lot (and we mean A LOT) of power on the backend. Our powered medical carts make this possible with continued battery power throughout the day, and an extremely healthy and long battery life. This eliminates the possibility of losing data and valuable information, instilling confidence among its users.

The ability to take a large monitor or screen with you wherever you go is another advantage of our powered medical carts. Some options include mounts and screens already programmed into the carts, increasing screen real estate tremendously. Our carts are designed to allow for screen adjustment, such as swiveling and tilting along with monitor selection for your perfectly configured cart preferences.

Our powered medical carts also integrate a push-button for electric sit-to-stand adjustments. After walking and being on your feet all day, it’s highly beneficial to be able to bring your workspace down to a seated level with just the push of a button.

Other Versatile Advantages

Along with having technological advantages, our medical carts are highly efficient when it comes to storage, personalization, and cart maintenance.

With any position in the medical field, you have a million things to jumble. Documents, data, and tools all need a specific place to be stored. With our carts, multiple compartments allow for document storage, cable management, and accessory additions. This way, you can keep your cart organized while also keeping your cart fully equipped with everything you need in your day-to-day work life.

Personalization may not always seem like the most important aspect when purchasing a cart, but it’s always a bonus. We offer add-ons and customization to our carts to allow our customers to find their perfect fit. Whether it’s selecting a monitor type or having custom configurations done, our goal is to get our clients set up with their ideal workspace on the go.

Cart maintenance is often overlooked when shopping around, and our goal at DataCart is to provide swift and easy maintenance every single time we create a product. Our carts are specifically designed for easy cleaning and accessible maintenance so that your cart can stay top of the line, all the time.

If you’re in a work environment where long battery life is a must, or you have smaller room settings in the office, using powered medical carts may be the best option for you and your team. Contact us today and see how many different ways we can combine our solutions to make the perfect solution for your needs!

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Telehealth Used In Healthcare Continues To Grow But Is Your Facility Fit For It?

Telemedicine Technology Offices

Telehealth is going to be used in healthcare for years to come!

That is a fact that no one in the medical industry is going to debate. With the advancement in telemedicine technology and equipment, telehealth is becoming much easier and more affordable to do.

While the recent COVID-19 pandemic has launched how much telehealth is used in healthcare forward in terms of adoption by both patients and physicians, many facilities are being left behind because of decreasing budgets and having their energy focused on caring for COVID patients.

However, now that we are seeing some reprieve, it might be time to prepare your medical facility by looking at the latest telemedicine technology on the market.

What Is Telehealth?

Telehealth is a term that describes the act of providing healthcare services to patients through technology instead of seeing them in your facility or practice. This differs slightly from the term “telemedicine” which describes providing patient care digitally like giving prescriptions are other treatments. While the terms telehealth and telemedicine differ slightly, they have the same goal: To provide care more quickly and effectively from anywhere to the people who need it most.

Is Your Facility Ready?

To better understand what your medical facility might need to implement an effective telehealth program, take note of these pieces of telehealth technology you might want to add to your budgets.

Equipment

While ‘equipment’ is a very broad category, it does really encompass every piece of telemedicine technology and equipment you might have to impact your program. Things you may want to consider include computers, PTZ cameras, medical devices, and of course, medical computer carts that will allow you to take this technology anywhere in the facility.

Ease for patients online

While you are looking into the equipment your team needs to have effective telehealth appointments, you also have to consider the process that the patients are going to go through. It is a good time to review the entire patient process from booking the appointment all the way through post-care and see where there might be a roadblock to making things easy. This may require you to make a couple of large process changes, but you will thank yourself later when patients see just how easy the process of telehealth used in healthcare is.

Rooms for staff to have appointments

Space is at an absolute premium in medical facilities, however, dedicated space for your team to take telehealth appointments is a must. While it might seem like a big ask in the beginning, you will quickly realize that dedicating space to virtual appointments will reduce the number of rooms needed per day and put much less of a strain on the space needed for care.

Is Your Staff Ready?

Getting all the telehealth technology and preparing the rest of the facility for telehealth is one thing. Making sure that your staff is trained and ready is another. While your team is likely a very intelligent one that has at least some experience using technology to do their charts and other things, telehealth is an entirely different ball game with a lot of things to learn!

Making sure your staff is trained and ready to go is another essential piece in preparing your program for telehealth used in healthcare.

Equipment

New equipment means new questions to answer and new things that your IT and technology team are going to have to deal with. Trying to make sure your team is as trained as possible on the new equipment they are going to be using is crucial to making your program start smoothly.

Software

Along with new equipment comes new software to learn and understand. While there are many telehealth systems that are out there today to make this easier, it is important to pick the right one for you that has a key focus on training.

While there is always going to be a focus on in-person primary care, you will be amazed how much strain you can take off your team with a telehealth program.

Investing in the right telemedicine technology and training is going to be crucial to the success of your program, if you haven’t already, be sure to see what things are out there and how they can be best applied to your facility.

So what do you think? Are you ready?

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Cost-Effective And Powerful All-In-One Workstation On Wheels Battery Option

Hot Swappable Batteries

Our partnership with ELORA batteries allows us to create amazing solutions for our clients looking for a workstation on wheels that meets their exact needs.

When most in the industry think about the combination of medical carts and batteries, they think about our larger, powered medical carts that have tons of bells and whistles. While these are great solutions, they are not the best solution for everyone.

While some would love to use powered medical carts, limitations on space or budget might have you looking for a new solution. If this sounds like a situation you are in, see just how powerful (pun intended) DataCart workstations on wheels and ELORA hot-swappable batteries can be.

Benefits Of Using A Hot-Swappable Battery

Cheaper to have mobile workstations on wheels and batteries than a powered cart

As we mentioned above, powered medical carts can be incredible tools in the right situations, however, many facilities do not need some of the bells and whistles that come with these types of carts. Combining a similar solution like our kidney laptop carts with an ELORA battery gives you almost all of the benefits at only a fraction of the total cost.

Lighter than the usual powered cart

Powered carts are known to be a little bit on the larger side which makes them not realistic for smaller medical facilities where space is a concern. These situations would be better served by one of DataCart’s small form factor (SFF) carts. When these carts are combined with a hot-swappable battery system, you once again get to realize the benefits of larger powered carts that you never thought you would have!

Simple “swap” process with batteries

Most powered medical carts come with their batteries built into the system. While that has its benefits, it makes the entire system of charging and rotating carts a little more complex and harder to manage.

We’ve mentioned already how the ELORA system is a hot-swappable system, but now is the time to show how big of a benefit that feature is! A hot-swappable battery system allows your carts to never run out of battery or need time to charge. When a battery is low, simply walk to an ELORA charging station, remove the battery, and install a new one. In under 10 seconds, you have a fully powered medical cart ready to get back to action and assist your team.

Forget about worrying about where outlets are in the office

Everyone knows how it feels to walk into a room in need of an outlet, but have none available. Especially in older medical facilities, power outlets can be at a premium and be occupied with essential medical equipment that could be the difference in keeping someone alive.

When you attach a battery system to your medical carts, you essentially bring extra outlets into every room that you enter! ELORA batteries have a capacity of 6 to 8 hours of run time which is enough energy to keep all your electronics powered and then some all day long and makes them an excellent backup plan when you need it most.

When you combine DataCart with ELORA batteries, you unlock a whole new world of solutions that you never thought possible. Contact us today and see how many different ways we can combine our solutions to make the perfect solution for your needs!

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What is Telehealth Nursing?

What is Telehealth Nursing

While the entire medical industry has changed quite a bit over the last few years, the world of nursing has probably changed the most drastically and will continue to here in 2022.

While there are a ton of changes that should be talked about, we are going to focus on just one for this article – the emergence of telehealth nursing.

Telehealth might be a new term for many, so what does telehealth mean? Simply put, it is the action of providing care and advice while the provider and patient are not in the same room together. While most of us think that this primarily has impacted doctors, nurses are also now being asked to do much of their job via telehealth.

So how does this work and how can healthcare facilities make sure they are prepared to make this an easy process for nurses?

What is Telehealth Nursing?

While we have already defined what telehealth is, let’s talk about what it specifically means for nurses.

Nurses play such an important and critical role in our healthcare system. They are often the first and last person that a patient sees when they enter your facility for either a simple well appointment or for something much more specific. They are responsible for taking the initial notes about the patient, as well as checking the simple vital signs and triaging them so that the doctors can do their job more effectively

Now when it comes to telehealth, much of this stays the same. Nurses can now do the initial questioning of telehealth patients, ask about their symptoms, and make sure that your team has all the information before a telehealth appointment.

But it doesn’t stop there. Telehealth nursing also encompasses nurses’ lines where nurses are on call and can answer simple questions about medications, treatment plans, or symptoms so that the patients can get the information they need without needing a full appointment with a doctor as nurses are also trained to answer most medical-related questions. This takes the pressure off the doctors and allows nurses to provide amazing care to patients that might not need a full medical appointment.

Why Is Telehealth Nursing Important and What Are The Advantages?

The emergence of telehealth nursing is incredibly important in today’s medical world and has many advantages not just for your facility, but also for doctors, patients, and the nurses themselves.

COVID-19 Environment

The first clear advantage in today’s environment is with COVID-19 treatment. Most questions that patients have about COVID-19 can be answered by a nurse. This allows the patients to get much quicker answers to their questions without needing to come into your facility and possibly spread more infections.

On the opposite side. Telehealth nursing allows nurses that have tested positive for COVID-19 and cannot yet return to work to still contribute to the facility while still being able to quarantine and recover at home.

Easy Access To Help and Mobility

Both of these advantages during today’s COVID-19 environment don’t stop with the pandemic. The core advantages of easy access and being mobile with telehealth visits are still advantageous that will last long past the pandemic.

Studies have shown that 20% of all hospital visits could have been solved via telehealth. While that might not seem like a big number, reducing the number of patients by 20% could make or break a facility during busy times. For the patient, that means a far smaller hospital bill than they would have received with a trip to the ER while not losing anything in the way of their outcome.

Furthermore, telehealth nursing gives facilities access to different tools they might not have had before because nurses could answer patients’ questions from almost anywhere. This helps assist with things such as the nursing shortages we are seeing today. Overall, this means more resources and faster answers for patients with less of a strain on your facility’s resources.

What Technology Is Needed Or Useful In Telehealth Nursing?

While telehealth nursing seems like a no-brainer, it is not something that you can just start today without investing in the right technology to make the jobs of the nurses involved easier.

Telemedicine Exam Kits

One innovative solution that we are offering is our Telemedicine Exam Kits. These kits are specifically useful for home healthcare nurses and others that are on the move and visiting patients outside the facility. Making sure nurses have everything needed to be successful with their patient in one kit while also having the added benefit of telehealth technology helps them get the resources that they need in case they have an additional question out in the field.

Another application might be for places such as prisons, or retirement homes where they do not have instant access to a full medical team. Having a kit with a nurse on the other side of the line ready to ask questions could be a vital tool in making sure patients get the care they need.

Investing in your overall telehealth technology and program is also a great way to make sure not only nurses but your entire medical team have the technology they need to make patient care easier and reduce the number of people in your facility each day. We do this by helping you create medical technology carts that are unique to you and the needs of your patients!

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How Can I Customize My Medical Computer Cart?

How can I customize my medical cart

One of the benefits of investing in a medical computer cart or workstation on wheels is the ability to customize it to exactly what you need. With having many different needs within your workday, having the perfect medical cart for you is important to us.

Mounting Solutions

Monitor Mounting

While many of the things your team does day to day may only require a single monitor, there are times when an external monitor would be a major benefit. However, increasing your screen real estate while keeping your carts to a smaller size can be a challenge. Enter Monitor Mounts!

There are many benefits to having your computer monitors mounted to your cart. The main benefit is keeping your medical workstation on wheels clear of extra things that would get in the way of using the surface.

Another benefit is the flexibility it gives you in showing information to patients. Depending on the mounting system you choose, you can have swivel arms that can extend out multiple feet from the cart itself and swivel a full 270º. This allows you to more easily share information, especially in smaller spaces.

One of the features many of our medical cart mounting arms come with is something called Quick Release. This allows you to quickly and easily remove monitors from the mounts without extra tools. This is a great feature for IT professionals and medical professionals alike as it allows for much simpler repairs and cleaning.

Medical Computer Cart Mount Quick Release

Scanner Mounting

At DataCart, we offer multiple different scanner mounts for your medical computer cart to make sure scanners are out of the way and secure. If you have a scanner, we likely have a mount to match it. Even if you have a scanner that doesn’t fit one of our mounts, we will find it for you to make sure you have exactly what you need!

As we mentioned before, monitor mounts can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and each has its own benefits. Whether you are looking for extenders, swivels, or just something simple, we have the solution for you!

Storage Solutions

As medical professionals are out on the floor, they need a lot of things to do their job successfully. The feeling of a nurse or doctor after walking into a room and realizing they forgot something they need and that they need to walk all the way across the hospital to get it can be a draining one. If only there was a solution to help.

Mobile medical cart storage is the gift that keeps on giving. Adding storage to your medical carts means that your staff won’t have to make multiple long-distance trips just to get something simple.

This reduces the number of steps they take during the day, reducing burnout and keeping energy levels higher. When your staff has higher energy and access to the tools they need more quickly, patient outcomes are able to increase and who doesn’t want that?

Storage options for workstations on wheels are really there to meet the needs and functions of that cart. For example, our wire baskets are perfect for those who are carrying a lot of paperwork or files around the facility. Our secure drawers are great for those needing to carry around extra equipment, medications, and other things they need to make sure remain safe.

Even something as simple as a container holder lets your team carry around that extra medical item they need, or even just make sure they have their water with them to stay hydrated throughout the day. All these options are available to make your medical cart perfect for you.

medical workstation on wheels storage bin

Security Solutions

Now more than ever, security is a top priority for medical facilities. With the crazy amount of information and data available at the fingertips of medical professionals, it is important to keep laptops and other pieces of equipment that carry that information safe and secure. We know this here at DataCart, which is why we offer a wide variety of security solutions.

We’ve seen it all in our time in the medical industry. Laptops going missing and never being found. Files with patient information disappearing. Both of the things are major problems that can leave your facilities open to a lot of other problems long term.

One of a medical facility’s biggest risks right now is allowing a breach in patient data to happen. However, making sure equipment and data stays safe takes brainpower and awareness. You don’t want your medical team always having to look over their shoulder to make sure everything is safe.

That is why equipping your medical carts with security solutions will help you keep things safe easily and without even thinking.

Our security solutions stretch over a variety of options – from something as simple as a cable and lock to something as complex as a locking laptop mount. We pride ourselves on creating quality products with all of our locks being made of strong material that takes a lot of effort to break. (We’ve had customers need to break out some pretty heavy equipment to get our locks open). All of this is to make sure the most precious of patient information remains safe and within your facility.

As you can see, there are many ways to customize your computer cart. If you want to learn more about just what DataCart can do for you, contact us today!

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World-Class Workstations On Wheels Paired With Industry-Leading CPUs

Data Cart Medical Computer Carts

When we were searching for a company to partner with to provide CPU solutions to our clients, we wanted someone that was at the cutting edge of technology, had a heavy focus working with the medical industry, and above all else, listened to their customers and put them at the center of their business.

When you pair together their groundbreaking technology solutions with our best-in-class workstations on wheels, medical professionals and teams get a truly premium experience that helps them become more efficient and increase positive patient outcomes.

We’d like to introduce this partnership and show just how the products that DT Research produces truly take our medical computer carts to another level of quality.

When you look at DT Research, there are very few companies like them out there. Some competitors will do pieces of what they do, but not everything that they do.

Why DT Research Focused On Healthcare CPUs

DT Research has been creating computing solutions for over 26 years serving multiple industries including government, OEM, manufacturing, and of course, medical and healthcare.

Over that time, they have proven themselves to be innovators being the first to create all-in-one solutions that allowed battery pack swaps as well as the first to produce tablets that could be used with night vision goggles.

While most medical professionals won’t find themselves in need of night vision tablets, it just shows the innovation of DT Research and why they are viewed as a leader in the industry. They saw the opportunity to apply what they had learned serving other industries to give the medical community something truly unique and built specifically for them.

In order to serve the healthcare community, the focus has shifted to providing products that are easy to clean, antimicrobial, and durable. Not only that, but we share a common drive to make our products as customizable as possible to better meet the needs of our customers.

DataCart™ WoWs Use These Healthcare CPUs For Many Applications

This shared passion for creating fully customized medical computer carts and computing solutions for our customers allows us to apply our products to an incredibly wide number of applications in various medical facilities to meet their specific goals.

No matter the problem they are trying to solve, medical facilities can rest easier knowing that they are getting a medical cart and computing solution that meets exactly what they need to reduce stress on their staff and also improve the care patients receive every day through better technology and more accessible data.

But don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself some of the products DT Research has created just to solve the needs of medical professionals.

BATTERY-OPERATED ALL-IN-ONE COMPUTERS

For those that need a little more power, but are still on the move, battery-operated all-in-ones are the real “do-it-all” option. Pairs well with our Secure Tech Enclosure Cart.

DCT-1B3-LCD Secure Tech Enclosed Cart

MEDICAL ALL-IN-ONE COMPUTERS

When even more power is needed with less mobility, all-in-one computers make collecting patient information even easier. Pairs well with our Power Computer Cart.

MEDICAL GRADE MONITORS

When displaying information clearly to patients and professionals is of the utmost importance, medical-grade monitors fit the bill! Pairs well with our Powered Telehealth Cart.

MEDICAL MICRO PC

A great solution for those that need the power of an all-in-one computer while still having the ability to move that power from place to place. Pairs well with our Open Case Cart.

MEDICAL TABLETS

A solution that allows medical teams to have data and information at their fingertips in an easy-to-carry yet powerful solution. Pairs well with our Small Form Factor Carts and Tablet Roll Stand.

Roll Stand and SFF Cart

RUGGED LAPTOPS

For medical teams that work in tough conditions or outside of a facility, rugged laptops allow you to have the confidence your technology will not be damaged and maintain a high level of performance. Pairs well with our Powered Secure Laptop Cart.

We always strive to provide the very best for our clients, which is why we choose to partner with DT Research. When you trust DataCart™ to help you solve your medical computer cart needs, you know that you are getting the very best from quality to functionality. Now, you can trust that you will get the same out of your technology when you trust DT Research like we do every day.

To learn more about how to best pair workstations on wheels with computing solutions, contact us today!