Powerful battery systems are very important when it comes to clinician usage of the bedside computer carts (workstations on wheels) within your hospital. It is as important as high-performance processing and a easy-to-use mobile computing solution.
If a Workstation on Wheels is not functional because its power supply fails, it really does not matter how many other features the computer cart has. A good, reliable power system is a must-have. Without a robust battery solution, the mobility that hospital WOWs provide may present technical issues that needed to be carefully sorted through well in advance of the deployment of the computer carts or an EHR launch. A robust battery needs to last through an entire shift.
Does the computer cart provide an easily readable display of battery power?
Does the workstation provide visual and audible warnings of an impending low power situation, warning nurses to recharge?
Does the hospital WOW have a battery that can be quickly and easily changed?
Is the battery life adequate for the task demands of your clinician staff?
Is it easy for clinicians to reach the power plug for recharging the battery?
Does the battery recharge quickly enough?
To avoid any interruption in caregiver workflow, does the cart provide the required power outlets and electrical characteristics?
The mobile computer equipment needs to work the way the nurses do, and be available when they need it. When do nurses have downtime to recharge the cart or switch a battery? Everybody is busy, so between shifts, the tendency is to say, "Let the next person take care of it." The larger question is, who is responsible for maintaining the carts?
Healthcare Cart does more than provide mobile computing workstations; we work with you to determine proper workflow when it comes to technology.