Touch Screen in POS for Care Givers in Healthcare Industry
Having understood, the challenges in healthcare industry of; manpower competency to operate complex electronic devices, maintenance of multipart IT hardware in sensitive areas like operation theater, ICU and nursing desk, reducing the human errors for prescriptions , drug dispensing and need for an interactive, intuitive technology, Validus has moved in to adapting touchscreen for care givers in hospitals.
Touchscreen is an electronic visual display capable of ‘detecting’ and effectively ‘locating’ a touch over its display area. It is sensitive to the touch of a human finger, hand, pointed finger nail and passive objects like stylus. It is an input and output device normally layered on the top of an electronic visual display of an information processing system. A user can give input or control the information processing system through simple or multi-touch gestures by touching the screen.The touchscreen enables the user to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or other such devices.Care providers in hospital can simply move things on the screen, scroll them, make them bigger and many more.
The popularity of smartphones, tablets, and many types of information appliances is driving the demand and acceptance of common touchscreens for portable and functional electronics. Touchscreens are common in devices such as game consoles, personal computers, electronic voting machines, and point-of-sale (POS) systems. Touchscreens are found in the medical field, heavy industry, automated teller machines they, can also be attached to computers or, as terminals, to networks.
Touch screen enables people to use computers without any training. The operation are intuitive, and anyone can operate it from first use. A user operates an electronic device by directly touching the images on the display he/she is seeing.Ideal for nursing desks, doctors mobility devices etc.
Touch screen virtually eliminates operator errors, because users selecting from clearly defined menu, thus reducing human error in medical field. Touch screen provides sufficient security and fast access to any and all type of digital media. Text can be displayed on variety of languages depending upon user needs.
Touchscreen enabled, point of service devices are instrumental in coming up with game changing technologies that can propel healthcare into the next level. Due to touchscreen, switch and buttons are not physically required. A software can modify input interface, with multi-touch function, various operation.The touch screen interface can be updated with simple software changes. This technology is simple and user friendly hence, popular because of its ease of use, proven reliability, and expended functionality and decreasing cost.
The whole unit is space-saving because display and input space are integrated. Unlike keyboard or physical switch, there will be no dirt, dust, and moisture getting into the spaces between buttons. Thus, it is easy for maintenance hence, ideal for operation theaters and ICU.