Posts Tagged ‘COW’

Mobile Cart Customization – Building the Most Efficient Cart

September 20, 2015

asr2 - CopyOur last post discussed the One Size Does Not Fit All approach for Point of Care Mobile Carts.  The feedback to that post has really hit a nerve with the actual caregivers as their needs for this tool are as varied as their tasks.  Today, we will cover ways to Customize your Mobile Cart.  This is what ASR does daily for our clients and sometimes, we actually design products for a specific need. I will be using bulleted topics to cover this.

  • Batteries – Sealed Lead Acid (SLA), Lithium Iron (LiFe) or Lithium Nano (LiNano)Metro- 57027
  • Technology – Tiny PC, Laptop or Thin Client
  • Monitor – 22″ LED, 24″ LED, 22″ Touchscreen LED or Dual Monitors
  • Barcode Scanner – Wireless or Tethered
  • Document Scanner –  to Scan Insurance Cards and Docs
  • Printer – for Printing Receipts, Instructions, Arm Bands or Other Information
  • Camera – for capturing Patient Images or Tele-Consulting
  • Shelf – for a Printer or Scanner
  • Basket – for High Use Consumables, either Front Mounted or Rear Mounted
  • Cabinet – Locking or Non-Locking, for Consumables, Scopes or Other Items
  • RX Cabinet – Locking, for Meds and Narcotics
  • Accessories – Med Cup Holder, Scanner Brackets, Chart Rack, Trash Bin, Sharps Container, Sani-Wipe Holder or Glove Box Holder

As a premier Point of Care Dealer and Service Center for Mobile Carts, ASR knows “All Mobile Carts  can be Customized to fit the Caregiver’s needs for Efficiency This will improve the Patient Experience and promote Accuracy.  ASR provides valuable insight into configuring your ideal RX Cart, Laptop Cart or Med Cart.  Learning about the process of your Caregivers  in each area allows us share ways to make them more effective through using the right tools ….the right Mobile Cart with the right accessories for their area.

ASR works closely with all clinics and Health Systems to create the ideal

Medical Cart for all areas of your Patient Care.

Small Supply Basket FMABST 10X9

Iiyama Monitor, 22

Sani Wipe Holder 402477

  Zebra Printer Shelf 402382

 

ASR is a national Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.  We service the entire USA and Puerto Rico.

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 Contact us today for a FREE Mobile Cart Customization Consultation.

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows Healthcare IT and knows Mobile Carts. With over 40 years combined experience with them, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Contact us today for a quote on Mobile Carts, Laptop Carts, Med Carts and RX Carts.  Our Carts feature the best in Power, Ergonomics and Infection Control.

See our website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact  770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

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Mobile Cart Selection – One Size Does Not Fit All

June 8, 2015

As a premier Point of Care Dealer and Service Center for Mobile Carts, ASR knows “One Cart Configuration Is Not Effective in all areas of Healthcare” Metro- 57027 Designed to enhance the Patient Experience and increase Healthcare Efficiency, Computer on Wheels (COWs) should be accessorized for each specific area of the Hospital or Clinic.  A Medical Cart in the ER will be very different from the one found in the ICU.  ASR provides valuable insight into configuring your ideal RX Cart, Laptop Cart or Med Cart.  Learning about the process of your Caregivers  in each area allows us share ways to make them more effective through using the right tools ….the right Mobile Cart with the right accessories for their area. At this point, I have to share this important statement:

Acquiring Mobile Carts for your Facility should not be an on-line or catalog purchase without consultation.  Here’s why:

ASR works closely with IT, Nursing, Biomed and Infection Control to create an ideal Medical Cart for all areas including:Metro_Room AccessPoint_Composite

  • Emergency Room
  • Admissions
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Operating Room
  • Radiology
  • Oncology

Basic Considerations:AccessPoint Battery Replacement

Power System – Low demand?  Long run time?  Fixed Power?  Hot Swap? 

Work Surface Area – Small? Medium? Large? Extra Large?

Ergonomics – Easy to Push? Small Footprint?  Easy to Use?

Screen Size – 22″ LED? 24″ LED? 22″ or 24″ Touchscreen?  

Technology – Tiny PC?  Small Form Factor? Thin Client? All in One? Iiyama Monitor, 22

Accessories:

– Baskets

– Shelf – Drawers Small Supply Basket FMABST 10X9

–  RX Bins

– Sani-Wipe HolderSani Wipe Holder 402477

– Glove Box Holder

– Barcode Scanner BracketZebra Printer Shelf 402382

– Med Cup Holder

– Waste Basket

– Sharps Container

ASR is a national Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.  We service the entire USA and Puerto Rico.

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 Contact us today for a FREE Consultation.

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows Healthcare IT and knows Mobile Carts. With over 40 years combined experience with them, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Contact us today for a quote on Mobile Carts, Laptop Carts, Med Carts and RX Carts.  Our Carts feature the best in Power, Ergonomics and Infection Control.

See our website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact  770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

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AccessPoint Mobile Carts with LiNano Batteries

February 21, 2014

Metro Logo   SPECIAL PROMOTION FROM ASR AND METRO

(now expired).  10 YEAR WARRANTY ON LiNano Batteries.

This new AccessPoint Cart leads the pack in Point of Care Mobile Carts.

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From the User Perspective:

  • 2 Hour Charge – Also has Option for Fanless Charging (for ORs)
  • 13 Hour Daily Battery Life
  • Same small footprint  – easy to get into tight spaces
  • Easy to push
  • Rear Handles
  • Built-in Foot Rest
  • Electronic Lift Adjustment – Push Button
  • Left and Right adjustable Mouse Pads
  • Fully Articulating Monitor – Left, Right, Face Down, Forward, Up and Down – Standard
  • LED Lights – Worksurface and Keyboard – With Dimmers
  • Microban Top to Bottom – Infused Antimicrobial
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Articulating Keyboard Tray – Left, Right, Up, Down and Adjust Tilt

Monitor Adjust

Keybord Adjustment

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Height Adjustment

 

From the IT Perspective:

  • LiNano Battery –  Rated for 5000 Cycles.  DO NOT COMPARE to other manufacturer’s Lithium Batteries.  Theirs have a quarter the life…2500 Cycles.  We have a Mid-Grade to compete with those, if you like.  But why go Mid-Grade and replace after 3.5 years?
  • Easy Access Battery Storage Area – Pop off the Footrest and there it is!
  • MetroMonitor Software – Allows IT Dept. to remotely see WOW or COW and its battery health instantly.
  • Easy Access Tech Tray – Unlock the Worksurface and remove.  There is the Thin Client, Laptop or Computer.

From the Health System Perspective:

  • Best Value – Cost of Ownership is Lowest
  • Longest Battery Life Each Day and Rated for 5000+ Cycles
  • 5 Year Warranty on Mechanical Parts and 10 Years on LiNano Batteries (expired)

This new Point of Care platform is leading the industry in User Efficiency, Data Accuracy, Availibilty and Monitoring.

With Daily Availability of 13 hours, why consider anything else? 

AccessPoint Logo

 

Send us a request for a Catalog

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. With over 25 years combined experience with them, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Contact us today for a quote on AccessPoint Mobile Carts.

See our new website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

AccessPoint from Metro – Available Now

July 1, 2013

Metro Logo

Metro announced their new Point of Care line at HIMSS 2013.

Today, I will hit on the high points of the new AccessPoint from Metro.  This leads the pack in Point of Care Mobile Carts.

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From the User Perspective:

  • 2 Hour Charge – Also has Option for Fanless Charging (for ORs)
  • 13 Hour Daily Battery Life
  • Same small footprint  – easy to get into tight spaces
  • Easy to push
  • Rear Handles
  • Built-in Foot Rest
  • Electronic Lift Adjustment – Push Button
  • Left and Right adjustable Mouse Pads
  • Fully Articulating Monitor – Left, Right, Face Down, Forward, Up and Down – Standard
  • LED Lights – Worksurface and Keyboard – With Dimmers
  • Microban Top to Bottom – Infused Antimicrobial
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Articulating Keyboard Tray – Left, Right, Up, Down and Adjust Tilt

Monitor Adjust

Keybord Adjustment

LightingAccesspoint

Height Adjustment

 

From the IT Perspective:

  • LiNano Battery – Comes with 5 Year Warranty and Rated for 5000 Cycles.  That is almost 7 years before replacing batteries! DO NOT COMPARE to other manufacturer’s Lithium Batteries.  Theirs have half the life…2500 Cycles.  We have a Mid-Grade to compete with those, if you like.  But why go Mid-Grade and replace after 3.5 years?
  • Easy Access Battery Storage Area – Pop off the Footrest and there it is!
  • MetroMonitor Software – Allows IT Dept. to remotely see WOW or COW and its battery health instantly.
  • Easy Access Tech Tray – Unlock the Worksurface and remove.  There is the Thin Client, Laptop or Computer.

From the Health System Perspective:

  • Best Value – Cost of Ownership is Lowest
  • Longest Battery Life Each Day and Rated for 5000+ Cycles
  • 5 Year Warranty on Mechanical Parts and LiNano Batteries

This new Point of Care platform is leading the industry in User Efficiency, Data Accuracy, Availibilty and Monitoring.

With Daily Availability of 13 hours, why consider anything else? 

ASR is a leading Metro Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center. See our videos on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MetroHealthcare

Metro AccessPoint – Unmatched User Experience http://youtu.be/nU_0MOuDVt0

Metro AccessPoint – Advanced Medication Management http://youtu.be/8lk9GbUP0EA

Metro AccessPoint – Unrivaled Configurability & Integration http://youtu.be/0gN36on0huY

Metro SecureRx + MedDispense http://youtu.be/f0TqeFCkweY

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Send us a request for a Catalog

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. With over 25 years combined experience with them, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Allow us to show you how.

See our new website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with FLO is Lowest in Mobile Computing

January 25, 2013

The TCO for Flo Mobile Workstations, the Flo 1760 and Flo 1760RX, is the lowest for your Health System. This true for a few reasons:

1. Flo Battery Technology is Superior – They simply outlast all others in daily use duration and overall life of the batteries. (The technology for batteries comes from parent company owning Liebert.)

2. No hidden costs – Flo Mobile Workstations come out of the box Fully Assembled. (nothing to put together or buy…in other words no extra expense and no hidden IT costs for assembly)

3. Flo now has Budget Minded Power Systems – The new Power Systems simply lets you swap batteries for an upgrade later, if your budget today is tight.

Flo Heathcare is a division of Metro, a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Corporation. Everyone has heard of Emerson as they are a Fortune 100 company. They are very well known within the Information Services field with Data Center Power solutions.
See more about Emerson here: http://www.emerson.com/en-US/Pages/Default.aspx

Why wouldn’t you trust them with the BEST BATTERY SOLUTION for COWs or WOWs? If an IT Help Desk virtually eliminates Battery Problems from their FLO WOW fleet, Trouble Tickets will be reduced 60% or more!

The Flo Healthcare Li-Nano Battery Solution is rated for 8000+ cycles…twice that of Rubbermaid cart Li Batteries! That is a 7 1/2 year life using the cart 365 days a year on all 3 shifts. It comes with a 3 year warranty too. This almost eliminates power related problems and removes them from Information Services Support for 5 years or longer. Other manufacturer’s COWs may be less expensive up front but having to replace batteries twice as often clearly makes Flo Healthcare the clear cut winner in TCO with Point of Care carts! You would be replacing batteries with the Rubbermaid COW before the 3 year warranty runs out on the Flo LiNano!

ASR is a leading Flo Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.

Send us a request for a Catalog!

See the Entire Line at: https://www.metro.com/healthcare/point-of-care-computing/

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. Our technicians have over 13 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

Patient Care and Safety – Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI), Infection Control Methods and UL60601

October 1, 2012

Allow me to touch on 2 critical areas of Patient Care and Safety.

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) are described as: infections not present and without evidence of incubation at the time of admission into a Healthcare System. Infection control policies help reduce the number of HAIs and better patient care.

See my previous blog about Infection Control here:
https://asr4u.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/cows-and-wows-cleaning-and-disinfecting-part-of-maintenance-and-infection-control/

Microban on COWs or WOWs helps too…of course, Flo Healthcare puts Microban into the paint and plastics on their carts. Couple that with Keyboard and Mouse with Microban from Seal Shield, you have greatly reduced the breeding ground for bacteria.

Another big point to cover in Patient Safety is using electronic equipment that is UL60601 certified. That means that any UL60601 medical device has to be safe to have within 6 feet proximity of a patient. UL60601 is in place to keep electonic dicharge from a medical device from reaching a patient. Flo Healthcare Mobile carts are UL60601 certified…not simply stated as compliant. Other COW manufacturers claim their COWs are compliant because each component is certified individually but that still requires in-house certification from those in Biomed. Again, let me state…Flo Healthcare Mobile Carts are UL60601 certified as a complete unit leaving the factory.

ASR is a leading Metro Flo Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.

See us on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MetroHealthcare

Send us a request for a Catalog!

See the Entire Line at: https://www.metro.com/healthcare/point-of-care-computing/

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. We have over 15 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

Computer on Wheels (COW) or Workstation on Wheels (WOW) Services from ASR. We Have VESA Mounted Scanner Brackets

September 20, 2012

ASR is a complete service provider for Point of Care Mobile carts (COWs or WOWs). We are proud to sell and service all products from Metro Flo. We help keep older COWs going by upgrading technology, batteries and adding accessories.

We have seen a big demand from Healthcare clients who have recently installed EPIC software which require larger monitors for their cart. The larger screen on the 22″ computer monitor is compatible with EPIC and allows the user to see all the columns in a screen shot.

Our most popular accessory now is a VESA mounted Barcode Scanner Bracket. This can be installed on carts of all manufacturers….Howard, Rubbermaid, Egrotron, Stinger, Enovate and more. All they have to have is a VESA mounted monitor. We sell these installed in our immediate area or sell them as a drop ship item for your staff to install.

Whether you need VESA Mounted Scanner Brackets or 22″ Monitors for your Mobile Carts, contact ASR for pricing.

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. We have over 15 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

Computer on Wheels (COWs) or Workstation on Wheels (WOWs) Keep Rolling

August 21, 2012

COWs, as I call them, are essential tools of every health system. The carts from Flo are rock solid, in fact, we are currently upgrading the technology in 5 year old Flo 1750 carts. With a new Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Mouse Cradle, Scanner Holder and HP 8200, an old 1750 cart is almost new again. Once our techs clean, sanitize, service and inspect the cart as the final step, IT IS NEW AGAIN.

The nursing staff is pleased, the IT staff is pleased and the ROI on that cart pleases the Health System Administrators.

The newer generation carts, the Flo 1760s should be ready for upgrades now too.


Oh, by adding the Washable keyboards and mice from Seal Shield with built-in Anti-Microbial, this is a benefit toward Infection Control.

See my previous blog about Infection Control here: https://asr4u.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/point-of-care-and-microban-cows-or-wows-need-a-microban-keyboard-mouse/

ASR is a leading Metro Flo Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.

See us on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MetroHealthcare

Send us a request for a Catalog!

See the Entire Line at: https://www.metro.com/healthcare/point-of-care-computing/

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. We have over 15 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

Computer on Wheels – Getting the Most out of Your COW

July 17, 2012

COWs, as I like to call them, are an essential component in every Health System. Nurses use them, Information Systems supports them and sometimes…Biomed helps out too. This partnership within the Health System is thorough but not complete.

Every Computer on Wheels or COW needs regular Preventative Maintenance and Servicing. That is where ASR fits into the mix… as the Trusted Healthcare Specialist who regularly cleans and maintains the COWs.

See my previous writing about Preventative Maintenancehttps://asr4u.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/cows-and-wows-maintaining-mobile-carts-in-your-health-system/ and one about Infection Control to learn more https://asr4u.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/cows-and-wows-cleaning-and-disinfecting-part-of-maintenance-and-infection-control/ .

ASR is a leading Flo Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.

Send us a request for a Catalog!

See the Entire Line at: https://www.metro.com/healthcare/point-of-care-computing/

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. Our technicians have over 13 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

COW Batteries – Flo 1760 Lithium Battery Leads the Field with their Li Nano – They Simply Outlast Other Lithium COW Batteries

June 26, 2012

Is the title above a BOLD CLAIM?…Not so. Let’s see why.

Flo Heathcare is a division of Metro, a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Corporation. Everyone has heard of Emerson as they are a Fortune 100 company. They are very well known within the Information Services field with Data Center Power solutions.
See more about Emerson here: http://www.emerson.com/en-US/Pages/Default.aspx

Why wouldn’t you trust them with the BEST BATTERY SOLUTION for COWs or WOWs?

The Flo Healthcare Li-Nano Battery Solution is rated for 5000+ cycles…twice that of Rubbermaid cart Li Batteries! That is a 4 1/2 year life using the cart 365 days a year on all 3 shifts. It comes with a 3 year warranty too. The 5000 cycle is a conservative claim as they have now surpassed 8000 cycles in current testing. This almost eliminates power related problems and removes them from Information Services Support for 5 years or longer. Other manufacturer’s COWs may be less expensive up front but having to replace batteries twice as often clearly makes Flo Healthcare the clear cut winner in ROI with Point of Care carts! You would be replacing batteries with Rubbermaid COW before the 3 year warranty runs out on the Flo L-Nano!

Flo Healthcare Mobile Carts are made to last a long time and why should you waste precious time and resources servicing the batteries? REDUCE YOUR PROBLEM TICKETS BY ELIMINATING BATTERY PROBLEMS.

Don’t forget that ASR has batteries for your Flo Healthcare 1750 and 1760 COWs too! We have NiMH batteries and charging Units at GREAT PRICES. See our previous blog about batteries here: https://asr4u.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/flo-healthcare-cow-or-wow-batteries-mpe-7800-or-mpe-7801/

ASR is a leading Flo Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.

Send us a request for a Catalog!

See the Entire Line at: https://www.metro.com/healthcare/point-of-care-computing/

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. Our technicians have over 13 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com