Mission-Critical Operations Require Change in the Post-Pandemic World: My Top 7 Predictions

Posted by Ken Carson on Apr 17, 2020 9:43:20 AM

 

There’s been plenty of talk about what the world will look like post-pandemic. This includes non-essential folks returning to work—and a new reality for mission-critical operations who never stopped working. I see several specific and tangible solutions, some involving cloud technologies, that will likely serve mission-critical infrastructure in the immediate future and beyond.

Here are my top seven predictions, working from the small-scale ideas to the large.

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Topics: Employee Health, Design, Healthcare, Cleaning & Sanitation, Dispatch, Command Centers

How Much Does a Telemetry Desk Cost?

Posted by Gail Gerlesits on Mar 27, 2020 3:13:29 PM

 

Telemetry labs, aka continuous monitoring labs, help overburdened medical staff spend time on face-to-face patient care.

Even before COVID-19 took a stranglehold on U.S. medical resources, many hospitals and healthcare facilities recognized the benefits of having an on-site (or off-site) continuous monitoring lab.

So, what is a Continuous Monitoring Lab?

Continuous monitoring labs, aka telemetry labs, are remote labs in which trained medical personnel conduct real-time monitoring of patient vital signs, including (ECG) readings, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. Relieving nurses of this burden, which they have traditionally performed during their daily rounds, lets them spend more quality time on face-to-face care—helping to improve the level of patient care and reduce nurse burnout.  

As the need for continuous monitoring grows, along with the sheer number of patients that nurses must care for, so too goes the demand for well-designed telemetry labs that deliver comfort, productivity, and long-term return on investment in your healthcare organization.

So how much does it cost to procure a telemetry desk that will support your patient care team while they do the mission-critical work of saving lives? Read on for answers to this and your other cost questions surrounding telemetry workstations.

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Topics: Features, Healthcare, Pricing, Detailed Overview, Xybix vs. Competitors

Seamless Installation of Your Workstations: The Live Cutover

Posted by Robin Bond on Mar 19, 2020 3:27:09 PM

Having a solid, cross-functional installation plan for your new workstations is critical for continuation of your mission-critical operations.

Congratulations, you have successfully procured state-of-the-art workstations for your command center or PSAP. While your colleagues in Facilities and Purchasing may start to breathe a sigh of relief, the most critical piece is still ahead: planning and completing installation of your new furniture. Installation of your center's complex communications set-up will take a village, so here’s how “plan your work and work your (cutover) plan” in five steps.  

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Topics: Installation Information, Healthcare, Dispatch, Command Centers, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview

How Do I Disinfect My Xybix Workstation?

Posted by Robin Bond on Mar 17, 2020 10:08:49 AM

Use the right cleaning products and techniques to protect your workstations and consoles from germs that cause COVID-19.

Our family at Xybix Systems, Inc. values the health and safety of our loyal customers. We are working diligently to answer accurately and thoroughly your many questions about COVID-19 as it relates to your Xybix products.

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Topics: Employee Health, Healthcare, Cleaning & Sanitation, Dispatch, Command Centers, Customer Service & Troubleshooting

Should I Choose 3D Laminate or Traditional HPL for My Workstation?

Posted by Robin Bond on Mar 12, 2020 3:24:21 PM

 

Buying a new workstation for your mission-critical operations center can feel more complicated than buying a new car. With so many features and options available, each with its claims as the “best choice,” it’s easy to get “analysis paralysis.”

Should you choose straight desks or curved? Monitor arms or arrays? And what about the surface materials for your console desktop? Which material is going to provide the most durable, comfortable and attractive desktop?

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Topics: Features, Healthcare, Cleaning & Sanitation, Dispatch, Command Centers, Xybix vs. Competitors

What is the cost of an Imaging Desk?

Posted by Ken Carson on Mar 6, 2020 3:16:33 PM

 

 

Your top 3 price questions, answered

Most radiologists know the advantages of doing their work at a high-quality, height-adjustable workstation. The best radiology furniture not only delivers optimum comfort for doctors during long hours; it supports an ideal workflow and enables greater collaboration among the team.

So, what does a new radiology desk cost? We’ll cut straight to the chase here, followed by key considerations to help you maximize the furniture investment you make for the long term. 

(Fall 2020 Update: Watch this short video to learn more)

 

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Topics: Healthcare, Pricing, Detailed Overview, Xybix vs. Competitors, Featuring a Video or Photo Gallery

10 Tips to Prevent the Spread of Flu and Coronavirus at Work

Posted by Robin Bond on Feb 17, 2020 6:28:21 AM

Each flu season, we share tips with our customers on how to keep their workstations clean. Shared workspaces—common in settings like control and command centers, dispatch and healthcare—are especially vulnerable; with frequent shift changes, operators are likely to be occupying the same workstations as their colleagues. While Coronavirus and the flu—both making headlines as the number of cases rise—are not the same virus, the preventive measures are largely the same.

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Topics: Employee Health, Healthcare, Detailed Overview, Cleaning & Sanitation, Dispatch, Command Centers, Fun & Morale

Things to Eat, See and Do While in Chicago for RSNA 2019

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on Nov 25, 2019 11:23:52 AM

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Although it’s been nearly 10 years since I graduated college in Chicago, it will forever be one of my favorite cities! Because of my love for the Windy City, I wanted to follow up to Xybix's post from last year: RSNA 2018 - What You Need to Know, See and Do While in Chicago

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Topics: Healthcare, Fun & Morale

Shopping at RSNA 2019? Of Course You Are! Here Are The Top Questions You Should Ask An Imaging Desk Provider

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on Nov 15, 2019 3:23:08 PM

Shopping - RSNA 2019With everything to see and do at RSNA 2019, it’s nearly impossible to reach every vendor or remember to ask all the questions that you've thoughtfully prepared. If purchasing Imaging Desks is on your agenda this year, we've put together a handy cheat sheet of vendor locations, functionality aspects, and questions to ask.

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Topics: Warranty, Healthcare, Fun & Morale, Pre-Planning, Brief Overview, Xybix vs. Competitors

Eye Strain for Radiologists: Bias Lighting Could Be The Solution

Posted by Kristen Nielsen on May 16, 2019 11:55:29 AM

shifty eyes GIF by Gabo LaraHealthcare professionals are the ones everyone turns to for life’s ailments, but this doesn’t make them immune to their own health risks. 

With the advancements in technology and reading, radiologists have found themselves confined to long hours behind a desk and in front of computer screens. With this shift comes various visual and musculoskeletal problems that are related to excessive computer use.

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Topics: Employee Health, Ergonomics, Features, Healthcare, Brief Overview