The best laptops for doctors, nurses and hospitals are the ones that can be safely transported on a medical laptop cart. The ideal solution is a medical grade, mobile laptop that healthcare staff can use at the point of care. Here are the five best laptops that aid mobile computing in hospitals and are transforming health care.
1. HP EliteBook 840 GS Healthcare Edition
The HP EliteBook 840 GS Healthcare Edition is the ideal medical cart computer system. This laptop is compact and can be combined with a medical cart on wheels to give medical professionals one of the most agile computing workstations. It’s an excellent option for doctors and nurses doing their rounds.
Featuring a single-sign authentication and a convenient touchscreen system, the laptop allows for faster data entry on the spot and frees up medical staff to better engage with patients.
The laptop is designed for easy cleaning and is germ resistant, making it safe for use when in the room with patients. It can be repeatedly sanitized without damaging laptop performance.
Equipped with integrated RFID and biometrics for authentication, the EliteBook is highly secure, protecting patient records and other sensitive information. Operational even with medical gloves on, the HP EliteBook Healthcare Edition is built for the modern medical professional.
2. HP Pro x2 612 G1
The HP Pro x2 is a high-powered medical laptop solution. Combining easy data input with the portability of a tablet, this laptop comes with either an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor that is low-voltage. Medical staff benefit from fast speeds and long battery life to cope with the demands of a long shift, while improving patient care.
This laptop is a mobile medical computer solution that doesn’t require a cart, but can be combined with a medical cart on wheels for medical staff who need a solid work surface for data entry while on the move.
The Pro x2 can be used with a keyboard, stylus pen or a touchscreen to give medical professionals complete flexibility to review patient information quickly and conveniently.
3. Lenovo ThinkPad 10
A fine example of an electronic medical solution, which can be used as a laptop, tablet or desktop computer system. The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 is rugged, built for the rigors of accident and emergency departments and busy hospital wards.
The laptop is great for use combined with a medical cart with height adjustment features, giving medical staff sit-stand options when carrying out patient consultations and inputting data. The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 gives healthcare professionals 10 hours of battery life and seamless network connectivity, which facilitate better patient care.
4. Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 is lightweight, easy to carry and has very fast connectivity. The laptop can be combined with Scott-Clark medical computing carts on wheels or used at a standing desk to give healthcare staff a mobile or stationary computer station they can access fast.
The Yoga 12 can connect to a mobile power cart for charging on the go, which is ideal because it has a shorter battery life than some other medical laptops.
Usable as a laptop and tablet, the Yoga 12 features a highly functional keyboard, ten-finger multi-touch screen, digitizer pen, and mousepad, which makes for faster data entry and freeing up medical staff to focus more on their patients.
5. Acer Aspire S 13
The Acer Aspire S 13 features an Intel Core i7 processor for super-fast speeds and has a comfortable keyboard. Featuring more connectivity ports than all the other laptops listed, you can connect an external keyboard and combine the laptop with a Scott-Clark Medical cart with a keyboard tray for a mobile desktop-style system.
The Aspire S 13 allows medical staff to multitask while on the move, which makes doing rounds more efficient.
The S 13 is a thin form factor laptop, which makes it lightweight and easy to carry. It can be combined with a medical cart on wheels to allow for the carriage of other equipment needed for doing rounds.
Offering a long battery life, the Acer Aspire S 13 is perfect for long shifts and provides computer access when medical staff need it most.
Choosing the Right Laptop for Your Hospital
With so many laptops to choose from, selecting the right one is dependent on the requirements of your hospital and will actually make the job of medical staff easier. The most ideal laptop solution is one that integrates with other equipment used by your hospital.
You also want a solution that combines with mobile medical carts when medical staff need to be fully hands free and to avoid breakages if a laptop is accidentally dropped.
Ultimately, because you’re likely to need more than one laptop, you need to weigh up the cost and consider whether your investment will make life easier for medical staff and improve patient care.
Medical Carts You Can Combine With Laptops
For a complete medical computer workstation solution, contact Scott-Clark Medical to find the right hospital laptop cart for your hospital. With powered cart solutions available to keep laptops charged when on the move, we have the right product for you. We can help you improve patient care and make hospital processes more efficient.
Our high quality medical carts are easy to maneuver, and can safely carry laptops and other medical equipment. Equipped with reliable locking wheels and height adjustment features, Scott-Clark Medical carts on wheels are safe and practical for use in hospitals, care homes, clinics, dental surgeries and more. Call (512) 756-7300 for more details.