Ergonomic Desks Create a Healthy Workplace for Radiologists

Posted by Ken Carson on Aug 30, 2023 7:11:56 AM

Ergonomics is one of the most important considerations when shopping for a radiology imaging desk. Radiologists and technicians often work long shifts—10 to 12 hours—interpreting images and reviewing patient cases. Radiologists come in all shapes and sizes, and the one-size-fits-all approach of traditional fixed-height desks poses significant ergonomic challenges. Maintaining proper ergonomics is crucial to preventing repetitive strain injuries and maintaining focus and productivity over these extended work periods.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Healthcare

Choosing the Right Imaging Desks to Keep Your Department Happy

Posted by Mike Graham on Aug 9, 2023 7:22:58 AM

Choosing the right manufacturer for your radiology imaging desks involves many factors, including cost, warranty, ROI, ergonomics, durability, ease of use, and IT considerations such as managing cables and swapping out equipment. Given all the issues involved, it’s important to include all stakeholders in the decision making. In fact, if you don’t, you can not only offend a colleague but make a mistake and end up hearing “I could have told you” from those excluded.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Complete Guide to Telemetry Lab Furniture

Posted by Mike Graham on Apr 27, 2022 7:16:31 AM

How many times have you bought a larger phone and then had to buy a larger case? Or a larger purse or fanny pack? (If Dr. Rick will let you keep a fanny pack, that is.) That’s what happens with technology—it gets bigger and better, but we need bigger and better spaces to accommodate it. So it goes with telemetry labs.

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

Answers to Radiologists Top 10 Questions about Imaging Desks

Posted by Ken Carson on Jul 26, 2021 7:49:32 AM

We didn’t design our imaging desks in a vacuum here at Xybix. We visited reading rooms, checked out the equipment and talked to radiologists to learn about must-have, nice-to-have and simply delightful features. Then we designed those features into our imaging desks while providing a few cool touches of our own. Did we cover all the bases? We think so, and we tell you all about it in a series of 1-minute videos that provide answers to common questions.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Design, Healthcare, Brief Overview, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery