Thinlabs and the Paperless National Health Service (NHS)
The NHS’ Director of Patients and Information, Tim Kelsey, has stated that 2020 is the year in which the NHS will go paperless while also saying “every patient needs a barcode”.
The NHS is a behemoth, and digitisation is a complex, multi-year project that involves many aspects such as software, hardware, storage, a secure retrieval system and access control systems. This blog applies to the hardware, and in a limited way, the security aspect of digitisation.
Thinlabs has extensive experience working with hospitals and assisted living facilities. With products that have been developed over the years to improve data capture and improve security, Thinlabs brings this experience to the UK and the NHS.
Some of our ‘FIRSTs’ include:
- Power over Ethernet touch / non-touchscreen computers that improve installation times while also improving safety (PoE is below 60V and the power used is under 60W - the potential difference is below the European Low Voltage Directive Standard)
- Increased security realised by PoE devices for capturing / retrieving EHR records.
- Battery operated computers - Thinlabs’ ADITI helps extend the life of old carts or even eliminate the cost of expensive battery powered carts by mounting the battery on the All-in-One computer itself.
- All-in-one and desktop type computers with our integrated FBI certified / Citrix-ready fingerprint readers. These devices improve access control to ensure that fraudulent users cannot use normal access methods to retrieve data.
Most of our product development has happened in conjunction with our customers, and has been tried and tested in the demanding North American marketplace. Additionally, with the world having agreed to reduce our carbon footprint in order to arrest climate change, Thinlabs can be a good option to save electricity owing to its better efficiencies.
Talk to Thinlabs and discuss your hardware needs with us - contact us for more options.