Headache-Free Monitor Management for Dispatch Centers

Posted by Ken Carson on Jul 26, 2023 8:04:49 AM

Computer monitors cause all kinds of headaches. Finance may not like the price, IT may hate the installation process, visitors may trip over all the cords, and, most importantly, monitors may literally give computer users headaches. And that is too bad because dispatchers rely on computer monitors—lots of computer monitors—to help people. Aside from the misery for the person with the headache, consider this statistic: Migraines alone cost $11 billion in medical spending and another $11 billion in lost productivity. That’s per year.

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Topics: Employee Health, Dispatch, Fun & Morale, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

Embracing Ergonomics: Why Radiology Departments Need to Invest in Sit-to-Stand Imaging Desks

Posted by Mike Graham on Jul 5, 2023 7:28:56 AM

Can sit-to-stand imaging desks increase productivity in radiologists? According to some evidence, yes. In fact, a controlled environment study published in the journal Radiology found that radiologists who used sit-to-stand desks for 12 weeks had a 10% increase in productivity, as measured by the number of studies read per hour. The study also found that the radiologists who used sit-to-stand desks reported feeling less fatigued and more comfortable at the end of the workday.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Healthcare, Pre-Planning

How "Made in the USA" Benefits Dispatch Centers, Hospitals, and Control Centers

Posted by Ken Carson on Jun 28, 2023 7:31:03 AM

Around the Fourth of July, I start to get sentimental about our country and our family business. The US government works to protect us— with the best example by instituting 911 emergency dispatch back in 1968. Xybix like to do our small part to protect dispatchers and other mission-critical workers with ergonomic sit-to-stand workstations since 1991.

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Topics: Fun & Morale

6 Things to Consider When Purchasing A Telemetry Room Desk

Posted by Mike Graham on Jun 21, 2023 7:33:54 AM

When choosing desks for a telemetry room, it's important to consider the specific needs of your staff and equipment along with the space available. By taking the time to choose the right desks, you can create a comfortable and functional work environment that will help your staff provide the best possible care for your patients.

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Topics: Ergonomics, Features, Healthcare, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview

The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Dispatch Center Needs a Custom Layout

Posted by Ken Carson on Jun 14, 2023 7:23:09 AM

Internet search engines—and people, for that matter—love lists. Top 5 Happy Hours! Top 10 Places to Live! So, I wanted to write Top 5 Dispatch Center Layouts! Then, I quickly self-corrected because the only Top Layout is the one that works for the unique needs of your center and helps you serve your community.

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Topics: Installation Information, Dispatch, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

Casters vs. Glides For Digital Imaging Desks in 2023

Posted by Mike Graham on Jun 1, 2023 7:01:25 AM

If there’s one thing we all know it’s this: Imaging desks and radiology equipment are heavy and hard to move. Is the answer to put these desks on wheels (casters) so you can simply push them around? Well, no. Casters cause two problems: they raise the desk height (which can be uncomfortable for users) and they add instability (which can be catastrophic for equipment). As a result, I believe smooth-bottomed furniture glides perform better in most radiology reading rooms. Read on for why. 

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Rethink Your Transportation Management Center Before a Remodel

Posted by Doug Herman on Apr 19, 2023 7:21:03 AM

When you’re looking at creating or refreshing a workspace, you have the unique opportunity to take a fresh look at how the room suits your team’s needs. Who really needs to work in that room? What really needs to be in there? Is everything in the most convenient location?

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Topics: Installation Information, Pricing, Command Centers, Pre-Planning

Ken's Helpful Hints for Attendees of Navigator 2023

Posted by Ken Carson on Apr 13, 2023 7:46:40 AM

If you are in town for the 2023 Navigator conference and want to explore the Denver area, here are some quick tips and suggestions

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Topics: Fun & Morale

Your Complete Imaging Desk Checklist

Posted by Mike Graham on Apr 5, 2023 7:43:22 AM

As you look for new radiology imaging desks, keep one goal in mind—better patient outcomes. Can you really achieve that with a piece of furniture? We think so—as long as that piece of furniture is ergonomically designed for the comfort of the radiologist and engineered to expertly manage all the equipment. And as long as the room itself is designed by an expert for optimal workflow and collaboration. In fact, the National Library of Medicine put it quite bluntly: “Burnout among radiologists may be mitigated by a physical work environment that promotes wellness.”

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Topics: Ergonomics, Healthcare, About Xybix, Biography

A Realistic Timeline for a Control Center Remodel

Posted by Doug Herman on Mar 22, 2023 7:12:22 AM


To achieve a goal—like launching, expanding, or remodeling a control center or dispatch center—you need to start with a realistic completion date. Without this target date and supporting milestones, you have nothing to aim for and nothing to hold you accountable. The timeline will be as custom as your project, and can range anywhere from 4 months to 4 years. The typical timeframes here can help you get started.

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Topics: Installation Information, Pricing, Dispatch, Pre-Planning