Computer Cart on Wheels
Medical facilities of all sizes need the best equipment possible to improve patient outcomes and staff morale. Equipment mobility is essential because fixed locations for computers and storage can impede access to information and supplies.
Warehouses and other industrial settings also need computer carts on wheels for updating critical information promptly. Taking inventory, communicating with vendors and clients, and other essential tasks go much more quickly when you can move a computer to a convenient location.
If you are considering investing in a computer cart on wheels, you need to consider strength and safety in addition to cost and design. Fortunately, our engineering team has the experience and knowledge necessary to custom-design carts that can serve you reliably. Here are just a few ways a Scott-Clark medical cart can benefit your medical or industrial facility.
Easy Access to Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
Having easy access to patient data stored in EHRs when making a diagnosis or suggesting treatment can mean the difference between acceptable and optimal outcomes. The data an EHR provides can help physicians make the correct treatment decisions based on all the medical information available about the patient.
This reduces the chance of misdiagnosis and the administration of incompatible treatments and, consequently, increases the likelihood of better patient outcomes. In an age when medical malpractice is a serious liability issue, having the right information readily available can make a huge difference in your facility’s safety track record.
Computers on wheels give healthcare providers the ability to quickly and easily access patient EHRs almost anywhere they go in a medical facility. The highly mobile carts Scott-Clark offers easily roll around, so medical staff have a computer on hand to access EHRs wherever and whenever they need them.
With all the equipment already in patients’ rooms for monitoring different aspects of their health, space is at a premium in many medical facilities. Older buildings with smaller rooms are especially affected by the lack of space to house some large modern-day medical technology pieces.
A computer cart on wheels eliminates the need for facilities to install computers in every room. Instead, staff need only to move the cart into rooms when a computer is required for a particular task. Our space saving designs use a CPU holder or other components to squeeze computer essentials into a footprint that’s as small as possible.
Additionally, a single cart can service multiple rooms or locations around a facility. These characteristics add up to a dramatic increase in space savings when using computer carts over traditional fixed equipment solutions.
Having a computer readily on hand gives medical staff the ability to record patient data in real-time. Being able to record clinical information directly at the point of care lowers the chance that smaller yet equally important details are left out of your documentation.
Computer carts also offer the potential for integration with wearable health and fitness monitoring devices. Integration with commercially available monitoring solutions such as Fitbit or Apple Health streamlines information gathering so that physicians can better focus on controlling outcomes.
In industrial settings, employees can travel to any location needed and directly input data without writing it down. This reduces the risk of errors that could affect ordering or delivery operations or even damage your relationship with a client.
Medical facilities and warehouses may also need carts with full-size or label printers. These printer stands can help staff work in different areas than usual or tackle a giant project that requires multiple staff to move around the facility.
Just like for our computer stands, we design and construct our printer carts with an eye for safety, balance, and ease of use. Some printers are heavy and pose a potential safety issue if the printer cart isn’t stable enough, so we build the base wide enough to support all on-board electronics while still keeping the footprint as small as possible.
Mobile Laptop Desks
Sometimes, staff need a desk for use with a laptop instead of a full-size desktop. This is especially true for workers who need to take their own workstation’s laptop to new locations, possibly on another floor or in another wing.
Laptop desks on wheels can include batteries for charging, but in some cases, staff may prefer a laptop cart or computer floor stand without a built-in battery because it’s lighter. We can provide a range of customized options for staff who have different needs and work responsibilities.
Standing desks have gained popularity in modern offices because they allow workers to stretch their legs and back and improve their posture. In a fast-paced medical or industrial setting, standing desks are almost mandatory for some staff, but they are an ergonomically friendly option for everyone.
Height adjustable standing computer stations can also be used with stools, which helps staff remain comfortable during long-term use. They’re flexible enough for the demands of a modern medical or industrial facility.
Wheels for carts in medical and industrial settings need to roll smoothly and quickly to reduce strain on workers’ backs and shoulders. To make our desks easier to move around, we use specialized rolling caster wheels that maximize mobility without compromising durability.
Modern computer carts no longer have to be plugged into walls to operate. Instead, they can rely on hot swap batteries that staff can recharge and change with minimal training or technical knowledge.
Older carts use lead-acid batteries, which have a shorter battery life and can lose charging capacity within a few years. Our state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries can last a full shift without needing to be changed. They have a silent, low battery notification light that lets staff know when less than 20 minutes of battery power remains.
If someone ends up working overtime or forgets to change out the battery at the end of their shift, it’s still easy for the next user to change the battery without interrupting power. The hot swap system available on our carts has an extra battery space, which allows you to insert the fresh battery before removing the old one.
Stainless Steel and Aluminum Construction
Most of our carts and computer workstations use a combination of stainless steel and aluminum to keep the cart’s weight low while maximizing strength.
We also avoid using plastics in our carts because they can crack or scratch. This poses a sanitation problem for medical facilities since carts must be able to be thoroughly sanitized. Any small space, including cracks, could harbor bacteria that pose a threat to patient safety.
However, every facilities’ needs are different. We can custom-build heavy-duty mobile workstations that can absorb bumps and scratches around your warehouse or other facility. Talk to us about your specialized needs, and we’ll walk you through our process for designing the perfect computer carts for you.
Retrofitting Older Carts
Sometimes medical and industrial facilities will have older carts or computers that are mostly in good shape but need replacement tires or casters to remain usable. Batteries may also lose charging power over time and require replacement.
Scott-Clark Medical is happy to retrofit your older carts with replacement wheels, batteries, and other parts. We know having access to your equipment is critical to your operations, so we’ll coordinate closely with you to ensure the job gets done as quickly as possible.
Working with Us for Medical Computer Carts on Wheels
Your medical or industrial facility has different needs than a home office or commercial setting. Every clinic, hospital, and warehouse is different, and you need customized solutions to keep your team working as efficiently and safely as possible.
Scott-Clark Medical specializes in utility carts, mobile computer desks, wheeled laptop tables and carts, medication carts, and much more. We’re proud to offer a 5-year warranty on our carts and battery systems to give you more peace of mind. Learn more about how we can serve you by contacting us today at (512) 756-7300.