The Evolution of Digital Imaging Furniture

Posted by Mike Graham on Jan 25, 2023 10:21:57 AM

What is the difference between various imaging desks? And how have they evolved to become innovative technology today? 

My name is Mike Graham, and I'm the Director of Key Healthcare Accounts with Xybix. I’d like to take you on a journey of ergonomic imaging furniture over the last 2 ½ decades. The evolution can somewhat be compared to the telephone. Starting with the rotary desk phone and evolving into the latest and greatest iPhone. 

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Topics: Ergonomics, Healthcare, About Xybix, Biography

Why a Zigzag Configuration May Work Best for Your Dispatch Center

Posted by Doug Herman on Jan 11, 2023 9:21:36 AM

Most of us think that interior designers make spaces beautiful with paint, furniture and artwork choices. In the dispatch world, however, I would say that the No. 1 function of an interior designer is to solve space problems. Unless we’re talking about new construction, most centers have space challenges, whether it’s the size or shape of the room or the placement of columns and electrical boxes.

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Topics: Design, Dispatch, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview

Celebrate the New Year by Committing to Do One More Thing

Posted by Doug Herman on Jan 4, 2023 7:14:13 AM

First, let me say Happy New Year along with a heartfelt Thank You to our loyal customers and our prospective customers. I’m honored that we’re able to make your challenging jobs in dispatch, healthcare, operations and other 24/7 mission-critical functions just a little bit easier.

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Topics: Employee Health, Fun & Morale, Brief Overview

How Your Imaging Desk Supports Speech Recognition

Posted by Mike Graham on Nov 16, 2022 7:34:29 AM

Using speech recognition (SR) technology in a radiology lab can drive better health outcomes by increasing accuracy and productivity while simultaneously reducing stress and lowering costs. It’s good for the patient, good for the radiologist and good for business—a no brainer, right? But like all technology integrations, it needs to be done with care.

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Topics: Employee Health, Healthcare, About Xybix, Testimonials

Controlling Noise in a 911 Center

Posted by Ken Carson on Nov 9, 2022 7:19:18 AM

I saw the note below in a 911 chat and I thought it was an excellent question: What is an appropriate noise level in a 911 center and how do you change it? (And by “change,” I mean reduce the noise!)

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Topics: Employee Health, About Xybix, Testimonials

How to Impact Your Circadian Rhythms with Light Colors

Posted by Ken Carson on Nov 2, 2022 7:02:21 AM

Carpe diem! Seize the day! But how can you do that if you’re tired or hungry? One way is to start thinking about what’s happening to your body circa diem—in around a day’s time. The Latin circa diem evolved into circadian, defining a 24-hour cycle. Your circadian rhythms, then, are the changes that naturally occur in your body and mind in 24 hours.

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Topics: Employee Health, About Xybix, Testimonials, Fun & Morale, Xybix vs. Competitors

Who Do We Choose To Work For?

Posted by Mike Graham on Oct 12, 2022 7:03:53 AM

I recently got a strong reminder of why I love my job as Director of Key Accounts Healthcare for Xybix. I was at the airport in Austin, Texas, sporting a Xybix golf shirt with the company’s core values printed on the back. A fellow traveler stopped me, asked if she could take a picture of our values, and exclaimed, “Does such a company exist?!” I gave her my card and proudly said, “Yes it does!”

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Topics: Employee Health, About Xybix, Testimonials, Fun & Morale, Xybix vs. Competitors

5 Pro Tips for Designing Your Hospital Command Center

Posted by Ken Carson on Oct 5, 2022 7:13:40 AM

Given the importance of an efficient hospital command center to healthcare outcomes—and the significant costs involved—projects like this require an architect. Their expertise will help with walls, flooring, electrical, windows, and more to create a room that works for you. Even with their expertise, the architects and other vendors still need your input on how the room looks. This means where do the desks go, do you have a video wall, what about ancillary furniture to hold paperwork, lockers, etc.?

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Topics: Accessories, Healthcare, Detailed Overview, Pre-Planning, Xybix vs. Competitors

NEWS FLASH: Sitting All Day Is Still Bad for You

Posted by Doug Herman on Sep 13, 2022 7:21:59 AM

No matter what your job, sometimes you need a reminder of why we do what we do. I got just such a reminder last week when I ran across this article:

Labor Day means a return to work. And highlights the dangers of sitting all day.
Like the frog in the pot of ever-warmer water, the danger from stillness may not be obvious until it's too late.

After I got over my jealousy of that great teaser—who doesn’t love boiling the frog analogies—a Xybix value came to mind:

 We design products for a healthier and more productive workplace.

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Topics: Employee Health, Fun & Morale, Brief Overview

Myth Busting: Laminate Desktops Cannot Handle Humidity

Posted by Ken Carson on May 25, 2022 7:38:27 AM

As I write this—on May 19, 2022—forecasters are predicting that it will snow tomorrow in Denver. But I know that other parts of the country are already enjoying relative humidity in the range of 70, 80 and even 90 percent. Which brings me to an old myth that seems to circle back on us: That you shouldn’t buy desks with laminate tops if you live in a humid client. I’m always happy to debunk this myth because I hate for people to miss out on all the benefits of 3D laminate. Let’s take a deeper look.

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Topics: Accessories, Cleaning & Sanitation, Pre-Planning, Xybix vs. Competitors