As we progress in the twenty-first century, people become increasingly impatient. In the business of modern medicine, every moment counts. Some technology exists to facilitate healthcare in the twenty-first century.
Accurate testing and dispensing are affected by supply shortages of materials like pipettes, sterile water, and reagents. Last year, ninety-nine percent of hospitals reported procurement challenges. Once materials are acquired, they should be transported as quickly as possible.
One technology that can ease transportation is pneumatic tube systems. Since the late nineteenth century, they have been used to transport medicinal and organic materials.
Their advancement has led to less reliance on human couriers. Why rely on human couriers when emergency testing wait times are halved?
A hospital’s subway system is one way to describe a pneumatic tube system. Tubes connect every floor, wing operating room, and nurse station of the medical facility. Carriers are moved with compressed air. Transfer Units handle line changes, sensors make sure each page reaches its correct destination, and Traffic Control Units store up to six cargo packages in transit from faster “Xpress lines.” Additionally, particle filters remove dust and pollen from the system, delivery stations slow packages for a smooth arrival, and security features keep materials secure.
Source: Swisslog Healthcare