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Making More ‘Headway’ in Hospital Room Design

So often when we go into a patient room to demo GCX products, we discover that there are space limitations that make the safe and ergonomic use of medical devices challenging. This is especially common when it comes to headwalls, which, once installed, become part of a room’s architecture and are designed to clear clutter and provide easier access to lifesaving equipment and patient…

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Exploring a Higher Level of Patient Experience

In a Richmond, Va., hospital’s ICU, tetraplegics unable to move by themselves are communicating and staying connected to the outside world by controlling an overhead laptop’s cursor using their eye instead of a mouse. Elsewhere, a new mother is opening up a web portal on a tablet to watch her newborn via live video feed from the NICU.  And San Francisco pediatric…

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Tablets at the Bedside: Protecting the Devices

Generally speaking, hospitalized patients can have difficulty using a tablet device because (a) they may be unable to a grip the device securely; (b) they can’t position it for comfortable viewing from a bed or chair; or (c) they may drop it on the floor, causing damage.  Freestanding devices also pose considerable security and privacy risks, given how easily someone can walk…

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Paralyzed Patients Use Technology to Engage with their Care Team and Families

Not long ago, GCX unveiled a new Patient Engagement Table, a hospital-grade over-bed table with an adjustable arm that places a tablet or other electronic device in easy-to-use positions for hospitalized patients. It was designed to improve the individual patient experience, as well as relieve some of the workload for busy nurses.  The response to initial use of the Patient…

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Learn How to Make Patient Rooms More Engaging at HIMSS16 Booth #4039

One of the medical technology industry’s biggest conferences is this week, and we’re excited to again be a part of it. HIMSS16 kicks off Monday with Preview Night at the Sands Convention Center and Expo in Las Vegas. By the end of the week, we hope to have met with many of the 43,000 attendees looking for solutions to better engage patients and allow medical equipment to…

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Putting More Information and Control in the Patient’s Hands

Not long ago, one of our customers asked this question: What could we do within a patient’s room to make it easier to use a tablet or other portable electronic device?  Could we repurpose an over-bed table so we can avoid another awkward cart or big arm in the room? So, we set to work putting together a prototype of what would eventually become our new Patient Engagement Table.…

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