Medical Monitors for Today’s Healthcare Needs: Introducing the Dell Medical Review 22 Monitor

The healthcare environment is like no other workplace, and with the unique requirements of caring for another person, it’s no wonder it has evolved with highly specialized IT hardware and solutions that differ from traditional offices and corporate environments. Every day, healthcare IT decision makers, from small private practices to clinics to large hospital settings, face the choice of balancing the need to provide exceptional patient care with limited budgets and strict compliance standards.

From a monitor perspective, most of us can get by in our daily jobs with one or two of the many award-winning monitors Dell has to offer for your office environment. As for the professional who specializes in color-critical work, Dell’s premium UltraSharp line of monitors with OLED, 4K and 5K resolution offer the very best in monitor performance, so it’s fitting that a healthcare professional would also want a specialized products from Dell.

At the 2015 Radiology Society of North America annual conference, we introduced the 24-inch Medical Review 24 Monitor (MR2416), and today we’re pleased to announce our follow-up to that product, the Medical Review 22 Monitor (MR2217), a more compact 21.5-inch monitor. Dell jumped into the medical imaging market with the MR2416 and focused on delivering top “features designed to make daily usage easier for healthcare workers, including an active screw-on cable clip to secure cables within the housing as well as mechanical pop-up Power and OSD buttons on the side of the monitor, designed to be easy to find even with gloves on.”(InfoTech Lead). Upon release, DOTmed praised the MR2416 for meeting the day-to-day needs of healthcare professionals and helping improve practice – from better diagnosis, improved patient care and sanitation.

With soaring prices on medical monitors and the need to meet IT compliance standards, it’s highly possible that a healthcare IT decision maker’s constrained budget might lead to non-medical monitors being used in healthcare environments and potentially hindering medical professionals from provide the best care possible. Through our Dell Medical Review Monitors and our partnerships, we can address the entirety of a facility’s medical display needs with the reliability of the #1 provider of monitors worldwide for the past two years and in North America for the past 16 years.

Now with Dell’s Medical Review Monitors addressing the needs within clinical care and diagnostic review use[1], the MR2416 and MR2217 feature the following:

  • DICOM calibrated – with Dell’s expertise in display technology, the MR2217 is DICOM Part 14 calibrated for consistent grayscale and image viewing with a matte screen and backlight stabilization that maintains calibration. This 16:9 monitor is also small enough to fit in the tight spaces of an existing workspace or on a workstation on wheels and features a unique cable clip that makes it even easier and safer to transport. We even designed it with raised buttons specifically to make it easier to operate while wearing gloves.
  • Aligned with infection control initiatives – like the MR2416, our newest medical monitor has a light-colored exterior, making it easy to see blood stains and contaminants, and the monitor’s smooth, ventless design minimizes dirt and contaminant trapping. The MR2217 is easily cleanable to be consistent with infection control protocols.
  • Ease of Use and compliance – when showing a patient x-rays or other medical images using a typical commercial monitor, healthcare professionals have to reorient the patient. To address this, the MR2217 has a 60-degree swivel for easy viewing from any angle. In addition, the hospital-grade IEC60601-1 power supply is safe for use near patients.

With its accessible price, superior screen performance and unmatched reliability with Dell’s three-year Advance Exchange Service, the Medical Review 22 Monitor is another example of how Dell monitors are easy-to-use and designed with customer-focused innovation so healthcare professionals can focus on their most important customers.

[1] Products are not designed or intended for use in primary medical image interpretation.

About the Author: Bert Park