The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of technology in improving patient care and mitigating risks for healthcare professionals during public health emergencies. According to a recent McKinsey study, the healthcare sector is adopting new solutions at twice the rate of other industries since the start of the pandemic.
Portable, durable, and easy-to-clean devices can facilitate a healthcare worker’s ability to manage virtual and personal patient care, securely receive medical records, and interpret results for better and safer outcomes for workers and the patients.
My recent review of DT Research’s 301MD 2-in-1 rugged medical tablet pointed out these and other important features the moment we turned the device on. The manufacturer has integrated a 10-inch touch screen with an Intel Core i7 processor that keeps the device running smoothly. Additionally, the tablet’s size, light weight, and durability make it well suited to meet the portability needs of healthcare workers.
Designed to Meet Healthcare Standards and Clinical Challenges
From a health and safety perspective, the medical antimicrobial coating of the tablet controls infection and is UL60601-1 certified to ensure essential safety and performance in healthcare settings. The rugged design is another standout feature. The tablet is IP65 rated for water and dust resistance and meets MIL-STD-810G for shock and vibration durability.
It measures 7.8 x 11 inches, is just under an inch thick, and the 301MD weighs just 3.1 pounds, making it easy to transport. The lightweight tablet supports healthcare apps with an indoor and outdoor display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200.
Since health systems require patients with COVID-19 to stay home unless their illness increases, many patients use wearable health solutions to better track vital signs and monitor their progress. These mobile devices can easily send data to 301MD, which manages healthcare apps that track that data and many more.
As the pandemic and its many challenges continue to transform the healthcare industry, technical solutions play an important role in relieving the pressure on healthcare systems. The 301MD, with its versatile, robust and durable toolset, can contribute to this trend.
Endless Possibilities for Strong Clinical Care
Healthcare professionals need flexibility to care for patients in different settings. One of the most important features of the DT Research 301MD tablet is the versatility it offers to end users. For example, the tablet offers a variety of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, plus optional 4G broadband capability.
This medical device is also particularly effective when adapting to changes in the health landscape caused by COVID-19. It’s designed for mobility, yet it’s tough and durable enough to handle the fast-paced hospital environment. The 301MD’s durable 2-in-1 design gives clinicians the flexibility to use it as a handheld device, mount it on a medical cart, or complement it with a mounted keyboard.
The tablet is compatible with hot-swappable battery packs that can support continuous device operation, a feature that can be critical to effective patient care. The interchangeable batteries also help to reduce downtime for hospitals and healthcare systems to an absolute minimum.
The device’s programmable buttons add to the list of its knife-like capabilities in the Swiss army. The unit comes with a power button and two buttons for controlling brightness, and has five other buttons that can be programmed by the user to perform various activities, such as running commonly used applications or controlling specific functions of the tablet.
Among the other great features of the 301MD are the high-resolution front camera and 8MP rear camera, which allow doctors and staff to easily switch between views. This ability is particularly useful as telemedicine has increased in importance during the pandemic.
The DT Research 301MD Rugged 2-in-1 Medical Tablet is designed to meet the demands of a healthcare environment. Tools like these could help clinicians in their mission to keep patients healthy, such as healthcare organizations fighting COVID-19.