Medical Mobility: Critical Considerations for Healthcare Mobility Strategy
Mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets have become an important part of healthcare technology. Many hospitals have allowed employees to bring their own devices to work. This poses numerous issues including device management, compatibility, security and privacy. Because of these issues, many healthcare facilities are migrating away from BYOD (bring your own device) policies to more controlled mobility strategies.
Healthcare IT strategists must balance the benefits of mobile devices with numerous issues including, mobile device tracking, mobile device management, security, charging, syncing and cross contamination infection control issues.
Infection control is a particularly important consideration, since mobile devices are known to be a primary cross contamination point for hospital acquired infections. Infact, a study performed by Dr. Charles Gerba at the University of Arizona, found that mobile phones are the single dirtiest personal item that we contact on a regular basis.
Seal Shield is the leader in healthcare infection control, with numerous solutions for medical mobility. Seal Shield offers a complete line of Screen Protectors with Antimicrobial Product Protection, as well as Seal Shields, polyurethane, form-fitted bags which seal devices so that they can be disinfected with healthcare grade cleaners. Additionally, Seal Shield offer Antimicrobial Product Protection bumper cases which provide mobile device shock protection, up to a 10 foot drop on concrete.
Seal Shield’s ElectroClave™ is the newest innovation in medical mobility. The ElectroClave™ is like an autoclave for mobile devices. It allows devices to be tracked and managed, while being securely charged, synced and sanitized with UVC LED technology. The ElectroClave™ holds up to 8 mobile devices, but can be daisy chained to support an unlimited number of devices in an enterprise setting. The ElectroClave™ supports all brands of devices without proprietary shelving or special adapters. It is the ultimate in medical mobility management and infection control.
Seal Shield offers the most complete line of medical mobility products, allowing practitioners and patients a safe option for mobile device use.
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Seal Shield is the leading developer of medical keyboards. Seal Shield keyboards are waterproof and they feature antimicrobial product protection, the two most critical qualities of effective medical grade keyboards. Seal Shield's waterproof keyboards are 100% waterproof, so they can be cleaned with sprays or wipes without ever being disconnected or powered down. Seal Shield waterproof keyboards are fully washable; in fact, we recommend that they be washed regularly to protect the users. They can be soaked in bleach, washed in a sink or even cleaned in an automatic dishwasher! Seal Shield's waterproof keyboards are independently certified to IP-68, which is the highest rating against dust, debris and liquid ingress, signifying that Seal Shield's keyboards are waterproof and fully submersible.
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“I AM ONE OF THE INFECTION CONTROL NURSES. We have dropped these keyboards, slammed the keys, put them through the dishwasher many times. We also test these periodically with our ATP tester and they consistently register below 10, which is considered a low bacterial count. I have also washed them with our hospital-grade detergents without any problems.”
Brian J. Rogers, Infection Control Coordinator
VA Medical Center – Roseburg, OR
Seal Shield is the leading developer of medical mice. Seal Shield mice are waterproof and they feature antimicrobial product protection, the two most critical qualities of effective medical grade mice. Seal Shield’s medical mice are 100% waterproof, so they can be cleaned with sprays or wipes without ever being disconnected or powered down. Seal Shield’s waterproof mice are fully washable; in fact, we recommend that they be washed regularly to protect the users. They can be soaked in bleach, washed in a sink or even cleaned in an automatic dishwasher. Seal Shield’s medical mice are independently certified to IP-68, which is the highest rating against dust, debris and liquid ingress, signifying that Seal Shield’s medical mice are waterproof and fully submersible. See Medical Mice
It has been over a year since I have received the mouse and keyboard from Seal Shield to test them. And even after using them EVERY SINGLE DAY, they have not failed me, even after they have been dropped from my desktop into the floor numerous times. I am astonished by the endurance of your products that I just had to make a second review. Indeed, I am convinced that your products are of top quality.
New Mexico State University
Seal Shield’s screen protector with Antimicrobial Product Protection was developed with healthcare in mind for Surgical Monitors, Touch Screens, Computers and Tablets. Protective film can withstand harsh chemicals used in medical-grade disinfectants, including bleach and will not “discolor” or “cloud”. Patented technology adds tensile strength to protect from scratches and impacts caused by OR booms and other equipment. Screen Protector conceals existing scratches to enhance visibility and will not interfere with touch screen functions. See Screen Protectors
We were in a dilemma with our surgery department. The constant physical abuse on their surgical flat screens had an economic impact on our biomedical department. The replacement cost for each monitored was $3300. This happened once a month or every two months, one or two displays at each time. We found that our initial investment in the Seal Shield™ screen protectors was recovered almost instantly since the very first day. So far the first year we were able to save over $30,000.
Fred N. Torrance
Memorial Medical Center
All Seal Shield universal TV Remotes are 100% waterproof, antimicrobial product protection and dishwasher safe. Seal Shield TV Remotes can take the abuse of any environment. Seal Shield TV Remotes have been designed for hospitals, to help reduce the risk of cross contamination infections. But, they are also ideal for other challenging environments including hospitality (bars, restaurants), travel (hotels, cruise ships), corporate environments or even your home. See Waterproof Remotes
Seal Shield's new ElectroClave™ automates mobile device management (MDM) by providing 360° LED UV-C disinfection, smart charging technology and RFID tracking; providing vital oversight to both IT Administrators and Healthcare workers. At the heart of ElectroClave™ is a web-based management portal, an indispensable tool for setting-up rules and notifications to support disinfection policies at different levels. See UV Disinfection Devices