Compliance for UL60601 V3.1 In The North American Market

Compliance for UL60601 V3.1 In The North American Market

As we head into 2018, Onyx Healthcare USA is proud to announce it’s in full compliance with the 3.1 version of the UL60601 medical safety regulations. The safety of our consumers is and has always been our number one priority. Which is why we strive to consistently be at the forefront when it comes to high standards for medical equipment. The UL is designed to build trust in the safety, sustainability, and security of medical products across the globe. UL helps confirm compliance and maintain a transparency between companies and their customers through its certification programs. This year, the UL has made some serious adjustments to the UL60601 versions of the past. Version 3.1 addresses and more clearly defines risk management principles, requires essential performance, and mandated usability engineering evaluations, and requires a formal life cycle development for software. Other changes to the American UL60601 V3.1 include new product labeling, strict documentation requirements, and technical specifications for electrical and mechanical hazards. Not only does the product itself require compliance with a wide variety of regulations to become UL certified. The process and facility in which the product is made also undergo rigorous evaluation. Onyx Healthcare has been a leader in medical supplies for both the European market and the North American market. We consistently provide high-quality medical equipment backed by certification. Every Onyx product in mass production is compliant with the new version 3.1 of the EN/UL60601 regulations. Choose Onyx Healthcare USA for all of your medical equipment needs. We offer a wide variety of products ranging from mobile cart computing solutions to mobile medical assistants and ubiquitous power...
A Look Back at 2017

A Look Back at 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at what an eventful year we’ve had thus far. While our company continues to evolve, our number one goal is to provide our customers with the absolute highest standards in medical and healthcare equipment. We appreciate and strive to maintain the high customer ratings we’ve established throughout the European market and the North American market. Let’s take a look back at the last 12-months. Onyx isn’t just a manufacturer. We’re also a leading developer of medical devices and technology. This year, Onyx has engineered the revolutionary Dual PCle Medical Panel PC device which allows medical practitioners to diagnose patients with superior graphics, and high-res imagery, all at lightning-fast speeds. The innovative medical computer is completely customizable to suit your practices individual needs.   In June of this year, Onyx Healthcare attended the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Leadership Summit where the Rugged Medical Tablet was introduced. The tablet was designed specifically for EMS professionals. It allows the EMS crew to bring advanced healthcare technology directly to the scene so they can have instant access to nearby hospitals and provide optimal patient care. Living up to its name, the rugged tablet is incredibly durable and can withstand a fall from up to 3-feet. After developing the Battery Powered Mobile IoT Nursing Workstation, we were graciously awarded ‘The Best Clinical Administration Device of 2017’ from Medtech Breakthrough. Our battery powered workstation allows healthcare professionals to seamlessly deliver expert care without being constrained to a physical workstation. Medtech Breakthrough awards are decided by a panel of technology experts, analysts, healthcare experts, and journalists and...
A Rugged Tablet That Keeps Up With Your Emergency Room

A Rugged Tablet That Keeps Up With Your Emergency Room

In the midst of a busy emergency room, you don’t have time to deal with sub par medical equipment. After all, there are lives to save – and you need medical equipment that keeps up with the demands of your healthcare facility. What’s more, you need medical equipment that minimizes the amount of time you and your staff members spend maintaining it. Features such as extended battery life, advanced mobility, and shatter-resistant screens can help keep medical equipment ready, no matter what happens in your emergency room. That’s why Onyx Healthcare is pleased to introduce our new Rugged Clinical Assistant Tablet, a 10.1 rugged medical tablet that acts as a mobile vital sign device. The Rugged Clinical Assistant Tablet is medical grade and UL60601-1 Certified – the highest certification standard that a mobile medical device can achieve. This medical device is also IP54 certified, which is a certification given to medical devices that demonstrate a high tolerance for liquids and particles, like dust and debris. Onyx’s Rugged Clinical Assistant Tablet enables physicians to access electronic health records, even in the midst of a busy emergency room. If you’re in the midst of a hectic day, don’t worry – the Rugged Clinical Assistant Tablet is drop-resistant for up to three feet. When you’re ready to give the tablet a rest, it can be mounted on an IV pole or another area to act as a mobile vital sign device. The Rugged Clinical Assistant Tablet helps ensure that emergency medical personnel are able to use the best medical technology without fumbling with oversized equipment that just gets in the way in...
Choosing an EHR Service Provider? Read This First

Choosing an EHR Service Provider? Read This First

If you’re like most healthcare facilities, it’s likely you’re concerned with protecting your patient records as much as possible. That’s why you’re focused on finding the best electronic health records (EHR) service provider. Working with the right service provider can make it easier to keep your medical practices safe against cyber attacks. What’s more, an EHR provider can make it easier to qualify for reimbursement for upgrading healthcare IT systems. Electronic health records carry a number of significant benefits, especially for hospitals and medical practices with lots of patients. EHRs make it easier to create, store, and access patient information; they also cut down on medical mistakes that can be made when medical support staff have to read the notoriously indecipherable handwriting of a doctor on a patient’s record. No matter which EHR service provider you choose to work with, consider this: you’ll also need to pick the right medical hardware to support these services. Some EHR vendors deal with software systems only – and that means it will still be up to you to find hardware that can stand tough against the threats and challenges associated with running a healthcare facility in 2017. Onyx Healthcare is pleased to announce that no matter what EHR provider you select, our hardware can support your chosen vendor’s services. As the leading manufacturer of medical devices, we emphasize interoperability, meaning we can integrate with any EHR system you’ve selected. All hardware is certified and designed to withstand the challenges of a healthcare facility. From drop-resistant tablets to mobile infotainment devices, Onyx can supply your healthcare facility with the right medical equipment to...
The Best Way To Prevent Cyber Attacks at Your Healthcare Facility

The Best Way To Prevent Cyber Attacks at Your Healthcare Facility

It’s not just Washington that’s concerned with the rise of cyber attacks – more hospitals and healthcare facilities are concerned with hackers accessing sensitive patient information. While the hacks can range from simple one-time intrusions to massive and prolonged attacks, one thing is clear: these hackers are intent on accessing patient medical records to expose their identities and gain their financial information. With both homegrown and foreign cyber attacks on the rise, healthcare facilities are increasingly aware that important measures need to be taken. However, it seems as though healthcare facilities aren’t moving fast enough – or even taking these attacks seriously. In a recent article published in Healthcare IT News, “only 53 percent [of security leaders] have a formal process in place to address [ransomware attacks]…Fewer than one in three organizations (31 percent) say they routinely test their security controls, and 13 percent never test them…16 percent do not have an incident response plan.” So what does this all mean? Simple – healthcare facilities need to quickly prevent the risk of cyber attacks before sensitive patient information is exposed! One of the best ways that hospitals and medical practices can prevent cyber attacks is to completely upgrade or replace existing computer systems. Many healthcare facilities are operating with older systems that simply aren’t prepared to keep up with today’s security demands. These IT systems leave patient records and notes completely vulnerable to hackers, who have more advanced methods for getting around systems that aren’t prepared for cyber attacks. Onyx Healthcare – the leading manufacturer and provider of IT healthcare systems and devices – is stepping up to the...
Onyx Healthcare Announces New Engineering Development!

Onyx Healthcare Announces New Engineering Development!

Onyx Healthcare – the leading developer and manufacturer of innovative medical devices – is pleased to announce a new engineering development for a brand-new medical device. This device – dubbed the Dual PCIe Medical Panel PC – already looks to take the medical device world by storm, as it delivers superior performance that can keep up with the toughest of tasks. Onyx has developed this medical computer to hold a high-performance PCIe [x16] graphic card with any other PCIe [x4] attachment at the same time. This means clinicians and medical professionals can enjoy superior graphics, high-res imagery, and lightning-fast processing speeds. In addition to these features, the Dual PCIe Medical Panel PC will contain the following features: Design capability Highly customizable ODM High processing and graphic ability And more! The Dual PCIe Medical Panel PC can be customized to suit any healthcare facility’s particular needs. Very few medical device manufacturers are able to customize like Onyx Healthcare can, making us the go-to provider for medical devices designed just for you. To learn more about Onyx Healthcare’s line of products – including the Dual PCIe Medical Panel PC – visit...
Eye-Tracking Medical Devices Can Diagnose Concussions

Eye-Tracking Medical Devices Can Diagnose Concussions

Concussions have been in the news for several years now, and for good reason – as the popularity of contact sports rise, more athletes than ever are vulnerable to the debilitating damage that frequent concussions can cause. Concussions can also be notoriously hard to diagnose, particularly in patients who may write their concussion off as a headache after a particularly hard hit. While popular news has focused on football and baseball as two of the most common concussion-causing sports, the truth is that a concussion can happen at anytime to anyone. That’s why it’s important to have top-grade medical equipment that can help conclusively diagnose a concussion in mere seconds, with no room for human error. Fortunately, eye-tracking technology has now made it possible to diagnose patients with a concussion – all with a single computer. Here’s how it works: a patient is immobilized in front of the eye-tracking medical device, which is placed in front of his or her face. The computer instructs the patient to follow a shape for a few minutes in order to measure eye movements. Within this time, the medical device can accurately diagnose the patient with a concussion, removing room for error and improving patient treatment. Onyx Healthcare – the leading manufacturer of innovative and customized medical devices – is pleased to be on the forefront of producing these eye-tracking medical devices. In addition to diagnosing a concussion, these medical devices can make it easier for doctors to treat patients, as well as provide patients with infotainment while they recover from their injuries. To learn more about how Onyx Healthcare can help you...
Government Reimbursement Is Changing – How Will That Affect You?

Government Reimbursement Is Changing – How Will That Affect You?

In 2017, the federal government rolled out a new program designed to move Medicare payments to a more qualitative approach. This program – dubbed the “Merit-based Incentive Payment System” (MIPS) – is designed to help healthcare facilities, medical providers, and clinicians control costs associated with delivering Medicare-focused healthcare. While the MIPS program is designed to help trim away the fat associated with Medicare costs, the program is only in its initial year. That means, based on 2017 performance, serious changes could be on the horizon – and many healthcare providers are worried about keeping up. At the heart of the MIPS program is its ability to measure how clinicians and healthcare providers using electronic health records (EHR). In recent years, there has been a shift from keeping paper records, which are prone to inaccuracies, difficult to track, and present a myriad of security risks. Electronic health records make it possible for healthcare facilities to store and protect patient data, make it easy for medical staff members to access data, and minimize the potential for errors. In addition to these benefits, electronic health records provide a data point for the MIPS program to measure whether or not clinicians are controlling Medicare costs. Clinicians who have yet to implement electronic health records in their facilities or use federally approved EHR devices may find that at the end of 2017, they could run afoul of any MIPS program changes. Remember, the MIPS program is currently in the process of measuring this data, which means nothing will happen to clinicians who haven’t implemented federally approved EHR systems yet. Yet 2017 is being treated...
Onyx Healthcare Wins Prestigious Medtech Breakthrough Award!

Onyx Healthcare Wins Prestigious Medtech Breakthrough Award!

As an innovative medical device developer and manufacturer, Onyx Healthcare has certainly received its fair share of awards. Now Onyx Healthcare is pleased to announce that they’ve received another prestigious award – the 2017 “Best Clinical Administration Hardware Device” award from Medtech Breakthrough! The MedTech Breakthrough Awards are designed to honor innovators in the medical and healthcare technology fields. These Awards provide a public platform to the people, products, and companies that are continually changing the way the public receives healthcare. From revolutionary medical devices to healthcare entrepreneurs, the MedTech Breakthrough Awards ensures that the world knows just how much the healthcare and wellness industry is changing around the world. The 2017 MedTech Breakthrough Awards received over 2,000 nominations from ten different countries around the world, making it one of the most competitive MedTech Breakthrough ceremonies yet. Winners were determined by a panel of technology experts, journalists, analysts, and healthcare experts. Onyx Healthcare was named the winner of the “Best Clinical Administration Hardware Device” award, with emphasis placed on the VENUS Battery Powered Mobile IoT Nursing Workstation. This powerful telehealth workstation makes it possible for healthcare professionals to seamlessly deliver expert care without being constrained to a nursing station. Healthcare professionals can securely check patient charts, take notes, communicate directly with other medical professionals, and even communicate with patients via an integrated webcam. “It’s an honor to be recognized by MedTech Breakthrough’s awards for our innovation in healthcare interoperability and telehealth technology,” stated John Chuang, President for Onyx Healthcare USA, Inc. “Our ultimate goal is to provide purpose-built medical technology solutions that enhance care quality, interoperability, clinical workflow efficiency,...
Onyx Healthcare To Showcase at Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Leadership Summit

Onyx Healthcare To Showcase at Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Leadership Summit

Onyx Healthcare – the leading developer and manufacturer of innovative medical devices – recently returned from the 2017 Paramedic Chiefs of Canada Leadership Summit. The summit – which took place from June 7th to June 9th in Halifax, Nova Scotia – aimed to explore issues that are important to paramedics. Keynote speeches centered on different methods and programs designed to help advance the EMS profession. At the summit, Onyx Healthcare was pleased to showcase their medical tablet designed specifically for EMS professionals – the 11.6” Rugged Medical Tablet. The tablet is designed to bring advanced healthcare technology straight to the patient’s location, wherever they may be. Instead of restraining EMS professionals with limited technologies, the Rugged Medical Tablet instantly connects paramedics with local hospitals and healthcare facilities. The tablet ensures that patients are getting the very best care as soon as the EMS professional is in attendance, thus increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome. The 11.6” Rugged Medical Tablet features a twin hot-swappable battery, which enables a 24/7 run time that EMS professionals can rely on. This kind of reliability is vital for EMS professionals, who may be put in situations where they cannot spend time charging a medical device. The Rugged Medical Tablet is designed to withstand roughs and tumbles, as it’s IP54 certified and can handle a drop of up to three feet. Again, EMS professionals who deal with multiple scenarios where things are moving at a frantic pace can feel confident that their medical tablets will keep up. Instant vehicle docking makes the tablet easy to use in ambulances and other medical vehicles, while dual...