Innovative medical device applications speed up standard medical procedures while facilitating compliance. The workflow in the operating room and elsewhere is often better. Communications of treatment plans, patient history and current status as well as lab results are also improved. Patient records can be more accurate, efficiently handled and complete while routine administration is made easier.
For procedures such as blood testing and the administration of medication, specific problem areas can be addressed with the integration of advanced computer hardware. The labeling of blood vials, IV lines, and syringes is sometimes a major source of errors that could lead to disastrous results if done incorrectly. When labels are generated via an automated system and applied immediately at the appropriate time during a procedure, errors such as mistaken vial swaps are greatly reduced. Likewise, labeling errors due to poor handwriting can be completely eliminated once they are accomplished by a computer. When syringes are labeled and barcoded, they can be scanned before use as an additional safety check. These computer advancements can improve overall safety by keeping track of patient records, identifying ways medication has been given to a particular patient and noting what procedures are planned as well as the subsequent treatment course of actions.
Axiomtek has years of experience in developing medical computing solutions and has the ambition to fulfill the growing demands of the global medical device market. Axiomtek's medical panel PCs are fully customizable to suit the needs of a wide range of medical industry applications, featuring high-performance CPUs, extensive storage capabilities, rich I/O options for expandability, various form factor sizes, projected-capacitive multi-touch screen displays, plus multiple safety and medical certifications. Our products and design assistance services offer many benefits to our clients, who have chosen Axiomtek as their trusted partner to provide long-term expertise and a complete product portfolio to support their complex, mission-critical projects.
Axiomtek’s Pico-ITX motherboard was selected by a world-renowned medical device manufacturer to be the heart of an application that utilizes the Pico-ITX board’s broad capabilities. The motherboard is used to automate the printing of full-color labels that comply with the relevant medical standards. The labels display the contents of vials or the medication name for syringes as well as expiry dates, concentration and diluents (if applicable). A bar code and a message are printed on the label to eliminate human errors. The label printer contains the integrated Pico-ITX embedded motherboard prints the labels on-demand in the operating room or laboratories. The data shown on the label is available for further processing, transfer and storage.
With Axiomtek’s Pico-ITX motherboard controlling automatic label printing applications, healthcare organizations can ensure that all containers have the correct contents and test materials are properly identified. If used for medication labeling, the system ensures that appropriate medication is given to the correct patient with the correct dosage and timing.
Axiomtek offers comprehensive lines of embedded boards, IoT gateway controllers and medical-grade panel PCs that can be utilized for medical industry applications that include blood testing, vaccines and biologics, and medication delivery. These systems are highly reliable, scalable and can be integrated and customized to fit a variety of demanding medical equipment needs.
Axiomtek’s design assistance team and R&D resources have helped many of our customers with their projects and delivered successful and timely deployments of the equipment. Our advanced computer technology has certainly helped enhance patient safety and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.