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When someone asserts that an iPad can run the same application as a certified medical computer, they are almost certainly true, with certain caveats, as discussed below. The following is a summary of some of the most fundamental and important distinctions between a consumer-grade iPad and a Medical Tablet PC.


1. Medical Tablet PCs are often approved to EN/UL 60601 standards. In recent years, it has been mandated that all medical computers be certified to the most recent 4th edition, which demands stricter design regulations to protect patients and medical equipment from electronic interference. Prior to the latest 4th edition mandate, some consumer-grade items had passed the test; however, this will no longer be the case after this latest mandate.


2. An iPad does not have the anti-microbial properties of a medical tablet computer, as do medical tablet computers. Medical-grade computers include specific nano-silver particles implanted into the plastic or special coatings applied to the glass and housing to make them more durable. If customers add any form of protective housing to their iPads in order to make them “rugged,” and blood splashes on the device, it will be extremely impossible to clean every nook and cranny of the gadget. Medical grade tablet devices are designed to close any minor gaps that may exist, as well as to prevent the transmission of infection whenever possible. In addition, IP (Ingress Protection) ratings for water and dust resistance are rather prevalent on Medical Tablet PCs, allowing you to wipe down and sanitize the tablet on a regular basis without hurting the product.


4. Medical-grade plastics and other components are utilized to ensure that healthcare tablet PCs can withstand the harsh cleaning chemicals that are used on a daily basis. Over time, the powerful chemicals used in normal medical wipes will cause the majority of polymers and metals to deteriorate and decay. Eventually, if plastics/adhesives begin to break down, they might chip away, exposing sharp edges that can cause wounds or choking dangers in children.


5. Due to the importance of security in the medical profession and the requirement for it, medical tablet PCs are often equipped with or have the option of being upgraded with certified fingerprint scanners, NFC/RFID, or MSR/SCR integrated modules, which allow for a secure login. Some of these add-on features may be present on an iPad, but they may not function properly, may be tampered with, or may be easily removed.


6. Longevity is essential for a seamless operation to run smoothly. Medical tablet PCs are often built to survive exposure to dust and water, as well as accidental drops, frequent tapping, and bashing against other objects. Customize Tablet products for example, features IP67 protection, 1.2M drop resistance, and MIL-STD-810G compliance specifications. Simply compare these specifications to those of a consumer device, such as the iPad, and you will notice the differences.

·        Patient Records are kept on file.

The days of keeping records on paper and with a pen and paper are long gone. Even today, some healthcare practitioners continue to use the old-fashioned way of moving patient records from paper to computer, which is time-consuming and leads in clerical errors. The most effective method of recording patient information is to enter it straight into a computer at the time of the patient's appointment.

Rugged tablets are an excellent choice for electronic medical record keeping since they are portable and can be quickly transported from one room to another. They also have a touchscreen as well as an on-screen keyboard or a detachable keyboard, which can make data entering more straightforward. Rugged tablets can also endure the inevitable accident that occurs when they are dropped. Aside from that, they can be sprayed and cleaned in between patient visits.

·        Management of Prescription Medication

Patient's current prescriptions, allergies, and medical history can all be displayed on a rugged tablet for the doctor's consideration. The doctor will be able to order the appropriate prescription more promptly as a result of this, which is crucial in emergency cases. Many rugged tablets are equipped with barcode scanners that are built right into the housing, making them ideal for Barcode Medication Administration applications (BCMA). BCMA systems, according to a review of the technology, “decrease medication errors by electronically confirming the '5 rights' of medicine administration at the patient's bedside—the correct patient, the correct dose, the correct substance, the correct time, and the correct route.” Barcode scanners can be used to scan a variety of items, including the patient's bracelet, the nurse's badge, medication, the chart, medical gadgets, and other items of importance. Because most laptops and tablets do not have barcode readers, a two-piece device or a medical cart would typically have to be transferred from one area to another to do this. A rugged tablet can combine peripherals such as a barcode scanner, RFID, camera, and other devices, making the system more user-friendly and convenient.

·       Medical Devices and Machines Made to Order

There are a variety of reasons why medical OEMs prefer robust tablet PCs. The first benefit of using a rugged tablet is that they are built to handle vehicle and machine vibration. If you install a rugged tablet on a medical machine, it will live longer than a consumer-grade tablet, which will be damaged. Furthermore, the inputs and outputs on rugged tablets are significantly more extensive than those on a typical tablet PC. When it comes to medical OEM applications, Ethernet and USB connections are frequently required in order to integrate other devices. Medical OEM/ODM projects can take years to complete, as well as a lengthy certification time after completion. Consumer-grade tablets are typically only sold and supported for a few years, until the next generation takes over from the previous generation of devices. Rugged tablets are built to last, and as a result, they are marketed and supported for much longer periods of time. Rugged tablets are typically supported for a minimum of five years, but are frequently supported for a period of up to ten years.

·       Emergency Medical Services are available 24 hours a day.

When it comes to emergency medical emergencies, there is no time to be concerned with sensitive medical devices. You don't want to have to be concerned about shattering your tablet if you accidentally drop it a little too hard. Being waterproof is also advantageous for emergency services personnel. Rugged tablets are waterproof, which means they can survive rain, humidity, extreme heat, and frigid temperatures. On a cold day, if you use a consumer-grade tablet in a tough case, the tablet may accumulate condensation. Rugged medical tablets are a wonderful alternative for EMS because of their barcode readers, hand straps, I/O ports, and other features that have already been described.