Understanding the Differences Between Medical and Consumer Grade Devices

When it comes to selecting the right hardware for clinical staff in senior living organizations, the choice between medical grade and consumer grade devices is a pivotal one. The difference between these two categories is not only significant but also has a profound impact on the investment and efficiency of point-of-care (POC) devices.

The Existence of Medical Grade Hardware

Initially, the existence of “medical grade” hardware may come as a surprise. However, as you delve deeper into the specifics, the importance of such a category in the healthcare industry becomes evident. Learn more about medical grade devices here.

The Unseen Advantages of Medical Grade Devices

Medical grade devices offer numerous advantages over their consumer-grade counterparts. For instance, they lack exposed ports and are made of materials that can be sterilized, catering to the unique privacy and hygiene needs of the healthcare industry.

The difference even extends to the touchscreens, where medical grade screens can withstand more abuse and don’t necessarily require an exposed finger to respond.

The Cost Factor

When considering the total cost of ownership and the higher frequency of replacing consumer-grade devices, it becomes clear that medical grade devices are the more economical and reliable choice in the long run.

Raising Awareness and Making the Right Choice

This infographic aims to raise awareness about the crucial differences between medical and consumer-grade devices. For a more comprehensive guide to selecting the right POC device for your organization, consider downloading our in-depth eBook here.

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Thank you and happy hardware hunting!

Medical Grade vs. Consumer Grade