How Updating Your Medical Grade Monitors For Touch Can Increase Efficiency and Improve Patient Care

The demanding environment of healthcare facilities requires technology that can better serve patients and provide medical professionals with the information and diagnostic capabilities they need to make the best decisions. Perhaps that is why 64% of healthcare providers believe that technology has had a positive impact on the quality of patient care.

These technologies are often implemented in a variety of settings, from the office to the emergency room, and include the adoption of high definition displays throughout healthcare facilities to handle everything from patient monitoring to real-time video for surgical assistance. However, healthcare facilities present many unique challenges for display technologies, especially when it comes to performance, safety, and flexibility.

Touch-enhanced interfaces can transform existing medical grade monitors into dynamic, multi-functional devices that help patients’ access critical information and medical professionals deliver outstanding patient care. When compared to traditional input methods, touch screens reduce user response times by up to 20%, and this advantage is critical in high stress areas that require precision such as in emergency, diagnostic imaging, and surgical departments.

As medical displays evolve, so should their touch screen technology. Medical grade monitor solutions equipped with touch capabilities can enhance your health care facility and boost both doctor efficiency and patient satisfaction.

Improved Patient Tracking and Flow

Facilitating the flow of patients throughout the hospital and other healthcare facilities is key to improving safety and quality of care, and it continues to be a crucial objective for hospitals.  A recent study indicates that more than 30% of hospitals plan to invest in patient flow solutions. In today’s environment, this takes more than just placing a traditional team whiteboard and markers in every department. That is why more and more healthcare facilities are employing digital information displays to help with bed management, scheduling, and to provide medical professionals access to real-time patient information.

These displays improve patient and resource visibility and make it easier for your hospital staff to know the status of their colleagues, patients, exam rooms, and critical equipment. Aside from improving coordination and departmental workflows, these displays reduce costs by increasing staff efficiency and resource utilization.

Taking advantage of the current trends in touchscreen technology for your medical grade monitors offers a more intuitive and resilient platform for doctors and medical professionals to keep track of patient information and communicate effectively. Improved communication between healthcare professionals during crucial times, such as shift change, can decrease injury caused by adverse events by up to 30%, according to a recent study.  New touch solutions work with your existing monitors and can detect touch through surgical gloves, as well as reject inputs caused by fluids or unwanted materials, making them an ideal way to improve patient flow and safety without investing in additional displays.

Increased Patient Communication

One of the main goals of hospitals and other healthcare facilities is improving communication between patients and doctors. This includes providing resources and education to help patients better understand their current health status and diagnosis, as well as treatment options during their stay. Touch displays can make communication between patients and doctors more valuable and improve satisfaction by offering patients quick, reliable access to an assortment of engaging health information that significantly reduces healthcare delivery costs. There are also other benefits such as:

  • Decreasing the duration of office visits, while improving the quality of doctor-patient interactions during face-to-face visits.
  • Improved education services and compliance by offering trustworthy and useful information
  • Customizable content that can be delivered regardless of language, education, or other obstacles
  • Increased patient satisfaction by offering patients a way to pass the time and decrease perceived wait times

Today’s touch screen technology for medical grade displays can help patients become better educated and save your hospital staff time. Aside from providing a convenient point of contact for patients, they also provide the reliability and performance needed to withstand continuous use, and can even handle rigorous sanitation and sterilization protocols that require harsh chemical disinfectants.

Better Patient Outcomes

When it comes to improving patient outcomes in surgical and medical imaging departments, doctors and other health professionals need to have access to display technologies that can perform in highly demanding technical environments. Operating where liquids are present, providing enough contrast and visibility to ensure operation in areas with high ambient light, as well as filtering electromagnetic interference from other devices are all challenges these environments face.

With current touch screen technologies, you can expand the capabilities of your medical grade monitors in your surgical and medical imaging departments to overcome these challenges without replacing any of your existing systems. They work very well for diagnostic imaging devices and surgical monitors because of their increased durability, scratch resistance, and water/dust proof surface. Touch-enhanced monitors offer an improved user experience with thin bezel designs, flexibility to recognize multiple touch input sources, including gloved hands and styluses, as well as true multi-touch capabilities, resulting in more user-friendly interfaces and better patient safety.  A recent survey of medical professionals unanimously stated that integrated operating rooms using digital video and multiple displays is an effective way to improve patient care, while reducing surgery risk and time spent under anesthesia.

Utilizing medical grade monitors throughout your healthcare facility signals a strong commitment to patient care and to all of your professional and support staff; providing patients and staff with the ability to be in more control of critical health information and the tools that they need to improve your operational efficiency and overall patient satisfaction. Touchscreen technology helps make information easily accessible, reduce costs, and improve efficiency in all hospital departments.

Baanto offers touch screen solutions ranging in size from 8” to 267”, which can be used for patient information kiosks, department information boards, medical imaging devices, physician conference rooms, operating rooms, and anywhere else you deploy medical grade monitors in your facility. If you’re ready to find out more about how touch screens and other display technologies can benefit your patient and staff needs, contact us today to learn more about our healthcare solutions.

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