A flood of computers, on the internet describe themselves as ‘medical grade”. Out of that lot, just very few qualify to be branded as such. In order for a computer to pass “medical grade” standardization, it must attain core industry certification and more.

CERTIFICATIONS

UL/cUl 60601-1 & IEC 60601-1-2 Edition certified:- this is the international standard for electromagnetic and radiation emissions that determine whether or not an electronic device is safe for near patient use.

IP65 certification:- this is also an international standard that measures the degree of ingress protection, i.e it establishes whether or not the computer is protected from liquid and dust penetration etc. This is vital in healthcare settings where disinfection and cleaning a medical PC isn’t just common, it is mandatory.

ANTIMICROBIAL

Computers are one of the most touched things in hospital, and thus standout as a serious point of cross contamination. Hospital Acquired Infections have therefore become a major concern for different healthcare facilities, especially with the rise of the viral outbreaks around the world. Consequently, in addition to the medical grade certifications, medical grade computers need to be antimicrobial.

Our Cybernet medical grade computers are the only fully antimicrobial computers available on the global market. Through a robust patented process, antimicrobial agents are permanently bonded to the touch glass, making it impervious to the growth and spread of bacteria.

Further to the screen, antimicrobial agents are also baked directly into the resin of our Cybernet computer housing, making the entire computer 100% fully antimicrobial. Unlike other devices that use a spray or a coating to protect their units, the antimicrobial properties in Cybernet’s medical computers will never wear off or lose efficacy.

In the battle to reduce the spread of infections in hospitals and clinics, an antimicrobial computer is an important tool to have deployed throughout a facility.

ROBUTSNESS

Healthcare facilities operate on a 24/7 schedule. That puts a lot of strain on a computer. In fact, commercial grade computers have been found to have failure rates between 15 – 30% in this type of environment. By contrast our Cybernet’s medical grade computers have less than 2% failure rate.

This is largely because, they are built using industrial grade components and shaped to withstand all the rigors of the healthcare industry. By improving reliability and decreasing maintenance and replacement costs, a medical grade computer also translates to better ROI over time.

TYPES OF MEDICAL GRADE COMPUTERS

Medical all-in-on computers (medical panel PCs) come in different shapes and sizes with features that are tailored to specific applications. They include;

  • Medical Cart Computers: They come equipped with hot swap batteries capable of powering the unit without the need to plug into an outlet or powered cart. As the batteries run down, they can be replaced with a fully charged battery without powering down the unit. Its important to mention that these class of medical computers can also power peripherals like barcode scanners and printers, making them ideal for nurse’s carts and doing rounds.
  • Fanless Medical Computers: They come with embedded systems that employ a combination of low power consumption components, a reduction of moving parts and heat sinks to provide fanless cooling. This is especially important in sterile environments like operating rooms and labs where fans can blow dust, germs, and microbes around.