Hospital beds are like airplane seats; nobody wants to be in a hospital bed -- just like nobody wants to be stuck in an airplane seat for hours on end. In reality, there is no “first-class” hospital bed. We are seeing hospital beds becoming more and more expensive, but none of the changes truly benefit the patients. If we treat our hospital beds like airline seats, then we must give our patients entertainment, something to help the time pass more quickly.
In today’s age, technology changes rapidly. Tablets are becoming not only more sophisticated but also more ubiquitous and affordable. Using tablets in a hospital environment can be an excellent investment toward upgrading aging equipment into a cutting-edge facility. With tablets, patients can access entertainment, meals, assistance, education about their treatment, music, pain management and communication directly from their beds. The multifaceted functionality of tablets makes it one of the most useful tools a hospital could implement for greater patient satisfaction -- which ultimately results in better HCAHPS scores. These include everything from patient orientation upon admission, to video monitoring, to room control. The tablet can prove the ultimate resource for the entire patient stay, from admission to discharge.
If you go online and search for a tablet in a hospital bed, the patient is always holding it. It’s simply unrealistic, especially for a hospital-owned device, due to the fact that tablets can break or get stolen. Similar to hospital bed cables, a hospital has to budget at least three or four tablets per room per year because they get damaged or lost. With all of that in mind, HatchMed invented the Talon Mount.
The Talon Mount: Your Solution To Patient Convenience & Comfort
Talon is a tablet mount that prevents loss, theft, damage, all while improving accessibility to the tablet in a hospital bed. Talon’s unobtrusive mounting system makes it easy to mount directly onto the bed rails, IV pole, wheelchair, or anything a patient might need. It is durable, cleanable, and offers the option of locking the hospital’s tablets in place, or providing a mount for patients who want to bring their own device.
HatchMed first formulated the idea of the Talon Mount when a hospital in Compton, California needed 500 tablet mounts. This hospital had bulletproof glass in the waiting room and offered the kind of environment where a tablet would presumably receive the most abuse and run the highest risk of theft. After a year-long trial of the Talon Mount, no tablets ended up stolen or broken, and they also improved patient outcome and satisfaction.
The Talon Mount places a tablet in a hospital room in a way that finally makes sense. It puts tablets in the most convenient place for patients that is still out of the way of healthcare staff. It is easy to place, tighten, lock and adjust. Furthermore, you can customize it for length, color and hospital branding. Additionally, it comes with an unmatched five-year warranty.
The innovative Talon Mount brings back comfort and convenience to the patients -- and the entire hospital benefits from that.