Posts Tagged ‘Mobile Carts’

Mobile Carts & Meaningful Use

December 27, 2016

accesspoint-rxmd-barcode-scanningMobile Carts and Meaningful Use go hand in hand to help improve Patient Outcomes. Meaningful Use is the defined by the CDC as follows:

Meaningful Use is defined by the use of certified EHR technology in a meaningful manner (for example electronic prescribing); ensuring that the certified EHR technology is connected in a manner that provides for the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality of care; and that in using certified EHR technology the provider must submit to the Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) information on quality of care and other measures.

https://www.cdc.gov/ehrmeaningfuluse/introduction.html  

Mobile Carts are the necessary tools to capture and share patient data in any Clinic, Practice or Health System to improve Patient Outcomes. They are designed to house or carry the devices that reside on the secure network to deliver patient charts, enter data and order procedures or meds.accesspoint-rx-md-brochure_002-5

Again, from the CDC website, we see the 5 Pillars of Health Outcomes Policy Priorities. These are:

  1. Improving quality, safety, efficiency, and reducing health disparities
  2. Engage patients and families in their health
  3. Improve care coordination
  4. Improve population and public health
  5. Ensure adequate privacy and security protection for personal health information

rm-rxf9drawer3As we go into 2017, more criteria are measured to achieve Stage 3 of Meaningful Use. Incentives are there for those who comply but conversely, negative adjustments to reimbursements will apply to those who do not.

In gearing up for Stage 3, we will see many Mobile Carts being sold, configured and delivered all over the USA. Each of these will have a specific task for the caregivers in their area.  Often thought of as something bought from a catalog, we know they are not and each Mobile Cart should be configured to give you the most efficiency.  One size does not fit all. 

 

Ask ASR to show you the best Mobile Carts for every area the can be used. We are Point of Care experts. You can rely on our team to help you with anything in Point of Care.

Contact us today for a FREE Mobile Cart Consultation.

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are leading Point of Care company for Healthcare. We know Mobile Carts and have developed many ways to reduce your Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Contact us today for a quote on Mobile Carts, Laptop Carts, Med Carts, Medication Carts and RX Carts. 

See our website at: asrhealthcare.com.

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Point of Care – What to Use?

February 5, 2016

Point of Care Devices are used everywhere within Healthcare. Admissions, Radiology, PACU, ED, OR are just a few areas using these tools. Primarily designed to accurately capture and share patient data, our Point of Care devices also have Microban for Infection Control, Ergonomic features for the Caregiver and are easy to use.Metro- 57027

Every Health System, Hospital, Clinic or Private Practice can gain efficiencies that EMR offers. The clinical staff and IT work together to define ways of increasing performance within their processes.  ASR Healthcare assists in these evaluations every day.  Often, we hear:

What Point of Care device(s) are being used today to capture and share Patient Data?

A -Mobile Carts

B -Laptop and Tablet Carts

C- Wall Arms

D- Wall Cabinets

E- Tablets and Phones

F- All of the Above

Answer: F- All of the Above

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We help all Health Systems in selecting the right Point of Care devices to maximize the benefits for EMR or EHR. ASR Healthcare is a national leader in Point of Care devices and solutions.  Our solutions factor in:

  • Patient SafetyMetroMount Articulating Arm 1
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Caregiver Safety
  • Ease of Use
  • Easy to Clean
  • Easy to Support

We work closely with IT, the nursing staff, Infection Control and Safety Departments to design the ultimate solution for every area of the Health System.

 

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.

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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.

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  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.

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The Leading Mobile Cart in Healthcare

December 7, 2014

Bedside Bar Code Scanning Mobile Carts, Computer on Wheels, COWs, Workstation on Wheels, WOWs and Nurse Carts are common names for these necessary tools for EMR or EHR  We have a new one coined by a client…BMW..Bedside Medication Workstation.  I love this new one! Our new AccessPoint Cart leads the pack in Point of Care Mobile Carts. I will quickly outline the features that make them the BEST! EMR copy copy

Patient Safety:

  • Made with Microban – Antimicrobial to inhibit bacteria growth
  • Monitor Articulation – Monitor easily moves downward to hide screen from prying eyes
  • UL-60601 Certified – Electronics are safe within 6 feet of any patient

Caregiver Safety:

    • Easy to Push – Lightweight and roll easily
    • Superior Ergonomics – Articulating Keyboard Tray, Articulating Monitor, Foot Rest

 

Bonus Features:

  • 2 Hour Charge – Also has Option for Fanless Charging (for ORs)
  • 13 Hour Daily Shift Battery Life
  • Small footprint  – easy to get into tight spaces
  • Rear Handles
  • Electronic Lift Adjustment – Push Button
  • Left and Right adjustable Mouse Pads
  • LED Lights – Worksurface and Keyboard – With Dimmers
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 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.

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Keybord Adjustment

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Height Adjustment

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

 

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 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows Mobile Carts. 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

What is your BEST VALUE in Mobile Carts – ASR and Metro

March 22, 2014

VALUE – “Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor; utility or merit.”EMR copy copy

VALUE ADDED – “A value add can either increase the product’s price or value. For example, offering one year of free support on a new computer would be a value-added feature. Additionally, individuals can bring value add to services that they perform, such as bringing advanced financial modeling skills to a position in which the hiring manager may not have foreseen the need for such skills.”

BEST VALUE – ” Combining Value and Value Added”

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As one of Metro’s Leading Value Added Resellers (VAR), ASR encounters many opportunities where one Health System or another will engage us to source Laptop Carts, Documentation Carts, TeleHealth Carts or full blown RX Carts.  After learning about the task of the cart, the daily process for the cart and the technology to be used in it, we will configure the ideal model for them with pricing.  Those who are new to ASR and Metro often say, “we can get a X Cart or Y Cart for less than that.”  That is probably true, but let’s examine what you get for your $$$ and when will you be replacing it.

Best Warranty – The Metro carts have a 5 year warranty and now a 10 year guarantee  on the LiNano Battery through July 31, 2014 (now expired) .  I don’t think any cart competitor can make that statement.

Metro Carts are Better Built – We are currently servicing accounts with hundreds of our carts purchased in 2006 and 2007.  That is 7 or 8 years ago!  The Competitor’s Carts would have been replaced and scrapped long before that.

Best Features – The AccessPoint Computer Carts have 4 adjustments for Ergonomics, are lightweight and have MICROBAN infused into them.  We completely cover Care Giver Safety and Infection Control.

Best ROI – Metro Carts last longer which increases your initial investment.  Mobile Carts are not going away.  Think long term with them.

Best Service – Metro and ASR provide the best service available today.  We help you support your fleet, upgrade the technology in them down the road and simply push way past that mark where other manufacturers cart will be replaced.

canstock13236799[1]Good luck in getting service when your carts are broken or dying.  Their current price is not anywhere near having VALUE.  Your Soft Costs of extra support, battery replacements and repairs will eat your IT budget up in man-hours year after year.  When looking at your next purchase, try using a factor of 1.5 or 2.0 times the price of the Competitor’s Cart against ours.  Then, you will begin to see your ROI with Metro.  Our carts have the lowest Cost of Ownership.  Think long-term and it WILL SAVE YOU $$$.

We understand that budgets are tight.  We will help you stretch your Point of Care device dollar through our VALUE as a VALUE ADDED RESELLER. Partnering with ASR will save you time, money and allow you to better focus on Patient Care.

ASR is a leading Metro Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center. 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 Point of Care. With over 25 years combined experience these necessary tools, 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

ASR at HomeTown Health Fall Conference – Show Medical Carts and Medication Cart

November 16, 2013

ASR just attended the HomeTown Health Fall Conference for their members in Callaway Gardens, Georgia.  The HomeTown Health members consist of small rural Health Systems and Hospitals in Georgia, Alabama and Panhandle Florida.

From their website, their mission:

HomeTown Health, LLC is a network of rural hospitals, healthcare providers, and best practice business partners who collectively pursue ways to help its membership survive in the environment of constant change in reimbursement, operations and technology.

HomeTown Health, LLC
is committed to providing legislative representation, best practice solutions and continuing education and training through research and the continuous improvement of processes for healthcare providers.

The HomeTown Health members and Business Partners are lucky to have this organization to identify needs, share knowledge and assist with the business of running a hospital.  The HomeTown Health group were outstanding and pulled out the stops for their members and partners.  We really enjoyed meeting and interfacing with them.

ASR is proud to support HomeTown Health and help make a difference in patient care for rural communities.

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They loved the Metro 1770RX Medication Cart and the AccessPoint Medical Cart we had on display.

ASR presented our full line of Mobile Carts, including the new…AccessPoint. We attended many break out sessions to learn more about Mobile Computing, legislative updates for healthcare and insurance changes with ACA.

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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 Point of Care. With over 25 years combined experience, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Allow us to get creative and show you how.

See our website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

ASR a Featured Exhibitor at 8th GA HIMSS – September 26, 2013

September 27, 2013

ASR was a Featured Exhibitor at the GA HIMSS 2013.  Metro, our Point of Care line manufacturer, is a Diamond Sponsor of national HIMSS.  This was our 3rd year attending and the 8th GA HIMSS.

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The GA HIMSS was held at the World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta. ASR showcased our our full line of Mobile Carts, including the new…AccessPoint.  This HIMSS Conference was very much like the national HIMSS.  Panel discussions covered many Healthcare IT subjects and problems associated with them.  It was well planned, organized and smooth…thanks to all of the GA HIMSS board!

It was great to meet our existing clients and to meet future ones as well. Attendees from all around Georgia attended gaining and sharing valuable knowledge to take back to their Health System.  We discussed ways our services and products could help their IT Departments could maximize use of Mobile Carts.  We offer Refresh Services, Upgrade Services and Annual Maintenance Agreements on fleets of Computer on Wheels.

ASR demonstrated many times, the Single Bin Access on the Metro 1770 RX Cart.  Metro is the only manufacturer that has that feature…one bin opens for one patient.

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We again partnered with Lenovo at this conference.  We gave away another Lenovo m92p Tiny computer (valued at $740.00)  through a drawing from business cards dropped at our booth. We think the Lenovo m92p Tiny is the perfect computer for Mobile Computing. We had a Lenovo Twist, Helix, X1 Carbon and All-in-One with Touch Screen at the booth too!

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 Point of Care. With over 25 years combined experience, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Allow us to show you how.

See our website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

ASR Fall Season – Alabama HIMSS 2013 – A Great Event!

September 14, 2013

ASR is proud to have Sponsored the Break Session at the Alabama HIMSS Fall Conference 2013.  Metro, our Point of Care line manufacturer, is a Diamond Sponsor of HIMSS.

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Held in Birmingham, AL, we were able to meet and present our full line of Mobile Carts, including the new…AccessPoint.  This Fall Conference was well planned, organized and the venue was very accommodating…thanks to all of the AL HIMSS board!

It was great to meet our existing clients and to meet future ones as well. Attendees from all around the state attended gaining and sharing valuable knowledge to take back to their Health System. We plan to become an anchor for AL HIMSS conferences in the future.

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We are happy that Lenovo partnered with ASR at this conference.  We gave away a Lenovo m92p Tiny computer (valued at $740.00)  through a drawing from business cards dropped at our booth. We had a Lenovo Twist, Helix, X1 Carbon and All-in-One with Touch Screen at the booth too!

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 Point of Care. With over 25 years combined experience, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Allow us to show you how.

See our website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

Larger Monitors for Your Computer on Wheels (COWs) – Now Up to 24″ Wide Screens

April 11, 2013

 is helping Healthcare Systems really lower their Total Cost of Ownership through Monitor retrofits on their existing Computer on Wheels (COWs).

New software from EPIC, Cerner, McKesson or others require larger screens to view all of the data displayed without scrolling.  The simple solution is to retrofit a larger monitor, replacing a smaller one on the COW.

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Depending on the age of the COW, they could have a 17″ or 19″ monitor on them.  We have been installing 22″ DC Powered and now 24″ AC Powered Monitors successfully…giving new life to the COW.

Here are a few more TIME SAVING BENEFITS:

  • The Nursing Staff is more efficient
  • The new software performs as designed
  • There will be fewer tickets for dead monitors

By adding a new Keyboard and Mouse, the COW from the user perspective is virtually new again.  We have those too!  See this previous blog about Keyboards and Mouse:

https://asr4u.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/point-of-care-and-microban-cows-or-wows-need-a-microban-keyboard-mouse/

Contact us today for a quote on new monitors for your Mobile Cart fleet. We have DC and AC Monitors for every COW.

Make your existing COWs new again!

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

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. With over 20 years combined experience with them, ASR has developed many ways to extend Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment.  Allow us to show you how.

See our new website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com