Posts Tagged ‘point of care’

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:

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  • 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.

Contact  770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

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Telemedicine – Telehealth – Telestroke Services from ASR

July 22, 2014

ASR offers an industry leading, cloud-based Telemedicine service from Krixi Care.  This will help change Healthcare as we know it.  It is easy to use, effective, revenue generating, real-time and completely compatible with EMR.   See snapshot from our website about Krixi below:

 

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Secure, virtual and collaborative Telestroke and Telemedicine services in the cloud

Krixi CareTM is a next-generation, secure, easy-to-use cloud based service that enables consulting physicians to remotely evaluate and treat acute medical conditions such as stroke. 

Consults And Remote Evaluation (CARE) Modules

Our multi-specialty platform is a turnkey solution that enables hospitals and hospital systems to establish, grow and optimize telemedicine and telestroke networks without expensive proprietary hardware or software, without any IT integration and without any dedicated internet connections.

Custom modules and private labeling

  •  Comprehensive – Accurate and Documented
  • Any device, anywhere – Bring Your Own Device
  • Any patient – Stroke, Cardiology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology & General Telemedicine
  • Generate Revenue through Remote Consultation Reimbursements

 

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Physician Benefits

Convenience and ease of use

Krixi CareTM is a convenient, easy-to-use and ubiquitously accessible tool for the remote evaluation of patients from virtually anywhere in the world. Simply use any web browser to conduct secure, virtual and collaborative consultations.

Eliminate travel and lost opportunity costs for taking call

Physicians need not travel to emergency rooms in the middle of the night or incur lost opportunity costs for leaving their clinics during the day to provide call coverage for emergency rooms. 

Reduce medico-legal risk

With completely documented consultations in the format of SOAP notes that physicians are already familiar with, Krixi CareTM helps physicians reduce medico-legal risk associated with time-sensitive treatment such as thrombolysis for ischemic stroke patients.

Get reimbursed for Telemedicine and Telestroke consultations

Physicians can now get reimbursed for telemedicine and telestroke consultations, since Krixi CareTM provides 2-way audio/video as well as data collection capabilities necessary for the highest levels of reimbursement for telemedicine and telestroke consultations.

Hub Benefits

Reduce cost of ownership, increase revenue and achieve ROI rapidly

  • No capital expenditure to use Krixi CareTM
  • No hardware or software installed or configured at the hub hospital. Hence, no need for hiring new or dedicating existing IT resources at the hub to support our service.
  • Earn revenue from downstream treatment of appropriately transferred patients, arriving in potentially better condition following a telemedicine or telestroke consult.

Optimize Emergency Room management

  • Relieve pressure on hub emergency rooms caused by unnecessary transfers.
  • Achieve a better case mix and improved case mix index (CMI)
  • Maintain clinical workload balance for hub emergency rooms as well as for on call physicians.

Build a sustainable, profitable Telemedicine and Telestroke network

  • Develop strong, integrated, long-term referral relationships with spoke hospitals.
  • Leverage a single, affordable platform for all your telemedicine and telestroke outreach programs and increase revenue streams for your hospital.
  • Market a custom-branded telemedicine and telestroke program and increase the brand value of your institution.

Spoke Benefits

Reduce cost of ownership, increase revenue and achieve rapid ROI

  • Minimal capital expenditure to access Krixi CareTM
  • Generate revenue from reimbursement for stroke admissions, suspected stroke admissions and treatment.
  • Increase revenue by retaining higher severity cases and transfer of appropriate patients only.

Optimize Emergency Room management

  • Avoid EMS bypass and stop losing patients to larger facilities, farther away.
  • Achieve a better case mix and improved case mix index (CMI) from appropriate admissions and, consequently, increase revenue for all DRGs.
  • Get 24x7x365 access to specialists in your emergency room.

Build a sustainable, profitable Telemedicine and Telestroke program

  • Develop strong, integrated, long-term referral relationships with hub hospitals.
  • Achieve stroke center certification.
  • Build better patient relationships by bringing care close to home, where it should be.

 

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  ASR is a leading e-health, Telehealth and Telemedicine Provider.  We also integrate and supply Telehealth Carts and Telemedicine Carts.

Contact us today for a free consultation

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare Systems of all sizes. We are an award winning Healthcare IT company that knows Point of Care and Telemedicine. With over 25 years combined experience Point of Care, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.

Let us help you cut costs on equipment and create more revenue.

See our 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

 

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 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

TeleHealth and Telemedicine Solutions from ASR

December 17, 2013

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ASR markets TeleHealth Cart solutions with the best technology available.  Starting with an AccessPoint base cart, our technicians install a monitor or dual monitors, a VESA mounted Camera bracket, shelf for a codec and drawers for other instruments.

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Whether we install a CISCO, Polycom or other video conferencing package, the end result is a valuable tool for any Health System.

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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 is helping Healthcare providers transform their processes. We are a Point of Care company that knows IT and knows Patient Care. Our solutions are unrivaled within Point of Care for Patient Safety, Patient Privacy and Health System efficiencies.

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.  Contact ASR today for a personal consultation and evaluation of your Point of Care process.

See our 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.

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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

AccessPoint from Metro – Available Now

July 1, 2013

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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

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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.

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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

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

Point of Care and Antimicrobial – COWs or WOWs Need Antimicrobial or Microban Keyboard / Mouse

May 5, 2012

Computer on Wheels or Workstation on Wheels are the main component in Point of Care within a Health System. Moving from room to room, these devices can carry and transfer bacteria.

Antimicrobials are materials that are used to restrain the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi that dwell on non-living objects and surfaces, which cause odors and stains.

What parts of a COW or WOW get touched? Keyboards, Mouse, Med Drawers and Cart Handles/Worksurface.

Flo Healthcare puts an Antimicrobial, Microban, into the paint on their COWs. Their Med Drawers also have Microban.

That leaves the Keyboard and Mouse. ASR and Flo now offer a completely washable Keyboard and Mouse that have Antimicrobial built in. These are made by Seal Shield, who are well known for their innovative products for Healthcare.

Call us for a customized plan to keep your COWs or WOWs clean and disinfected!

ASR will help you upgrade to a washable keyboard and mouse with Antimicrobial properties. This is an important step in Infection Control.
Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

Scroll through the ASR Blog for more information about Maintaining COWs, Cleaning COWs and Supporting COWs in your Health System.

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Mobile Carts – Optimizing Their Purpose and Stabilizing Connectivity

January 31, 2012

ASR is assisting our Healthcare Clients with their existing Mobile Carts…of any manufacturer…in keeping up with current Technology.

We have discovered that existing Point of Care Mobile carts often are slow (because of aged Technology) and have connectivity issues (because of dated Wireless components)

The solutions we have for Flo Healthcare, Stinger, GE Medical, Ergotron, Rubbermaid and other Computer on Wheels manufacturers are simple: Replace the old technology with a new Technology with low power usage, low heat output, robust processor, minimum 4GB RAM, current wireless Technology and have a 3 year Warranty.

Imagine this:
NO MORE COMPLAINTS FROM NURSING ABOUT SLOW CARTS OR DROPS

Atlanta and surrounding area clients, contact us for a complete turn-key on site solution using our technicians. We will evalutate your current platform and make a recommendation for Technology. Call us for more details.

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers because we are an IT company that knows IT and knows Healthcare. We are your best source for all Healthcare carts.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com.