The Beijing Cancer Hospital’s radiation therapy department was founded in 1976. The hospital is equipped with seven laboratories and houses the research efforts of 80 scientists and technicians; it has become famous in the field of cancer research and treatment in China. It is also a member of the national base for clinical pharmacology and has completed numerous domestic, international, and medical equipment trials. The hospital has 790 beds, 26 clinical departments and 13 technological departments, with an annual outpatient base of 230,000 and an inpatient base of 28,000. Recently the hospital championed a program to improve their electronic medical records system, and build up a mobile nursing environment to provide the best and most efficient service possible for its patients. Hospital administrators were looking for a portable device that was reliable and lightweight, with long-lasting battery support and easy connectivity to their existing medical computing systems. They wanted a system that could deliver real-time access of patient-critical information to extend the reach of information technology and improve overall efficiency, while reducing paperwork, saving time, and eliminating potential errors caused by manual systems.
Kidney disease and acute renal failure cause kidneys to lose their ability to filter and remove waste and extra fluid from the body. Hemodialysis is a process that uses a man-made semi-permeable membrane (dialyzer) to remove waste from the blood during treatment.
It’s been more than 35 years since Dr. Raymond Damadian, a physician and scientist, scanned one of his students in what turned out to be the first ever MRI body scan on a human being. It took almost five hours to produce one image, and that original machine, named the "Indomitable," is now owned by the Smithsonian Institution.
The Princess Grace Hospital Centre is an evolved hospital in the west part of Monaco and first opened in 1902. The hospital had been using a hospital multimedia solution which presented inconveniences: messy cables, cleaning issues, inaccurate touch screens, etc. In addition, hospital staff identified the need to add diagnostic displays inside patient rooms as new services to enhance the patient long-stay in hospital.
POC-227G Point-of-Care terminal 22" medical platform with Intel® Core™2 Duo processor up to 1.68GHz. Fanless design for infect control for hospital enviroment. This high performance system is suitable for such image intense medical applications as digital radiology, anesthesia or endoscopy—running in operating arenas, at bedside, nursing stations, or other places within the hospital or clinic. The system hosts a built-in surface acoustic wave (SAW) touchscreen for ease of use; it can be wired with dual-gigabit connectors and configured for LAN teaming, or it can use the optional 802.11b/g/n wireless adapter with up to 300 Mbps of throughput. POC-227G features a rich selection of high speed I/O connectors and user-friendly function keys.
SIMSAFE Medical Instrument Management and Advantech’s POC-C177 at Japan Shimane University Hospital
A Premier Teaching Hospital in Kaohsiung Adopts Advantech Point-of-Care Terminals in Large-scale Project to Meet EMR Mandate
Renovating the Centre Hospitalier Alpes Léman with Advantech’s POC-S197F Point-of-Care Terminal
The Hospitalier de Luxembourg, opened in 1976, is one of the largest hospitals in Luxembourg. It employs about 2000 medical professionals, admitting and caring for about 25,000 patients a year and seeing around 400,000 patients on an outpatient
basis. Services of the Hospitalier de Luxemboug include hospital, diagnosis, care, treatment, research, and education. Administrative overhead at a facility of this size is significant. Management personnel are constantly trying to operate more efficiently and speed up clinical processes.
Queensland Health organization in the state of Queensland, Australia provides a network of fifteen health service districts and the Mater Hospitals. The organization delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services; community and mental health services; senior care; and public health and health promotion programs. Medtel, established in 1965, is the foremost supplier of high technology and medical systems to the Australasian region. They are a long-term partner of Advantech and together the two have teamed up to deploy four generations of specialized medical equipment including medically-certified hardware, specialized software, and operational support. With a history of reliability and success, it is little wonder that Queensland Health turned to Medtel and Advantech for a solution to enhanced automation and control of perioperative processes throughout the hospital group. They were looking to replace paper-based systems and capture clinical data in real-time. They wanted a slim, easy to maintain, easy to clean device certified for use in a medical environment.