As hospitals and clinics battle rising readmission rates, Onyx Healthcare is launching new technology designed to allow medical professionals to provide better care to their patients. Onyx Healthcare – the leading solution for medically focused computer design manufacturing – is committed to developing products that enhance patient engagement, while streamlining the patient care process.
Onyx Healthcare has recently announced the arrival of Venus, a mobile nursing workstation that greatly enhances patient engagement, treatment, and experiences. This product was designed in response to the growing number of nursing professionals, who pointed out that their workstations on wheels weren’t meeting the growing demands for patient care.
Traditional versions of workstations on wheels weight almost 176 pounds, meaning nurses had to push this weight around for eight or more hours per day (this weight estimate doesn’t account for accessories). This heavy and practically immobile workstation has been cited to contributing to frustration, exhaustion, impatience, and significant PC downtime in the workplace.
To answer these problems, Onyx Healthcare developed the Venus mobile nursing workstation, a panel PC that has hot swappable batteries. The Venus only weighs about 13 pounds, which includes the weight of batteries. Overall, the Venus workstation is 78 pounds lighter than traditional nursing workstations.
With regards to patient engagement, this means nurses won’t have to deal with the frustrations associated with traditional workstations. Additionally, the Venus workstation provides a holistic approach to patient care. Nurses are able to note the patient’s family members, preferred physicians, medical records, a number of appointments, and a simplified chart of patient progress.
Onyx Healthcare will present at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The industry conference will be held from February 29th to March 4th, 2016, and feature presentations from leaders in the mobile medical technology sector.