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Cart electronics and fire safety: Smart design makes a difference

Posted by Matt Rossini

Medical computer cart fires are top-of-mind with our customers these days. What’s the simplest check you can make to determine risk of fire in your powered carts?

Check the location of your cart electronics.

If the cart’s inverter/charger is located in the base of the cart, the unit’s cooling fan can easily clog with dust and dirt from your hospital floor – and increase your potential risk of cart fires.

How pervasive is the problem? One IT director we spoke with referred to some of his hospital’s old powered carts as ‘vacuum cleaners’. More ominously, power system dust contamination was one potential cause of cart fires cited in a recent FDA letter on the topic.

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Topics: UL500, UL300, Lithium Iron Phosphate, LiFePO4, JacoOne, JacoOne-10, JacoOne-20, Reliability

The Best Service Plan is a Trouble-Free Product

Posted by Matt Rossini

An annual service contract can provide peace of mind – at a price, usually high. Jaco offers a better way: Products so durable and reliable, and backed by such powerful warranties, they don’t require service contracts. Our customer data backs this up:

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Topics: UL500, UL300, service and support, JacoOne, Comfort Glide, Reliability

Made in America: What it means to you

Posted by Matt Rossini

With Memorial Day just behind us, and Independence Day on the horizon, it’s a good time to discuss something that makes Jaco rare in our industry: Every Jaco product is designed, manufactured, and supported in the U.S.A. In fact Jaco has been manufacturing right here in Franklin Massachusetts for more than 45 years.

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Topics: JacoOne-10, JacoOne-20, Made in America, Comfort Glide, Reliability

The FDA Letter on Battery-Powered Carts: Important Information to Know

Posted by Tom Bagley

Last December the Food and Drug Administratio (FDA) released ‘Potential Problems with Battery-Powered Mobile Medical Carts in Health Care Facilities that May Result in Fire: Letter to Health Care Professionals'.The extent of the problems and the danger they pose are summed up pretty well in these two paragraphs from the letter:

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Topics: power blade, power systems, awareness, lithium power, safety, JacoOne-10, JacoOne-20

Jaco Releases Comfort Glide Lift Technology™

Posted by Mark Scapicchio

Game-changing ease of height adjustment, with a 10-year warranty, now available on Jaco One medical carts

Franklin, MA, May 8, 2017 – Jaco, manufacturer of a complete line of point-of-care computer medical carts and other products for electronic health records (EHR), has released its Comfort Glide Lift Technology, an ease-of-use breakthrough available exclusively on Jaco’s flagship Jaco One medical cart series. Jaco previewed Comfort Glide at HIMSS 2017, March 19-23 in Orlando.

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Topics: EHR, mobile computer cart, JacoOne-10, JacoOne-20

Jaco Inc. Unveils Seven Point-of-Care Innovations at HIMSS 2017

Posted by Matt Rossini

New products and product concepts will increase nurse comfort, support continuous patient care, simplify compliant med administration, and more

Orlando, FL and Franklin, MA – 02/19/17: Jaco Inc., manufacturer of a complete line of point-of-care computer medical carts and other products for electronic medical records (EMR), rolled out seven (7) new products and product technologies at the 2017 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL. More than 40,000 healthcare industry professionals are attending the conference to gain expert insights into innovations and best practices for improving health through IT.

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Topics: power blade, himss, WS-14, powered, medical cart, computer cart, EHR, himss17, ws-16, cart storage, JacoOne-10, JacoOne-20

New Jaco One Cart: Customers Ask, and Jaco Delivers

Posted by Matt Rossini

Next-gen medical cart offers effortless operation, simplified maintenance, and low cost of ownership in response to inputs from nurses, IT and hospital management

Franklin, MA – 2/24/2016:  Jaco Inc., manufacturer of a complete line of point-of-care computer medical carts for electronic medical records (EMR), introduced Jaco One, its next-generation flagship cart for hospitals and clinical care facilities. Jaco One’s innovations – many developed in direct response to input from customers – include truly effortless worksurface height adjustment, dramatically simplified access to electronics for faster and easier servicing, and a top-to-bottom reduction of potential failure points that will maximize uptime and add years to the working life of the cart.

“The Jaco One Cart is the result of our conversations with nurses, IT staff and hospital management, listening to their needs and their ideas,” said Jaco CEO Fred Rossini. “We feel we’ve built a cart that offers nurses  unprecedented ease of use and infection control – and a cart that will look and perform like new for many years and require minimal service, giving IT and hospital staff the best overall value and the lowest cost of ownership.”

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Topics: power blade, himss, press release, powered, EHR, JacoOne

Jaco Sponsors Nursing Management Congress October 13-17 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Posted by Matt Rossini

As one of the industry's leading nurse executive conferences, Nursing Management Congress offers a truly personal setting for nursing leaders to exchange ideas and learn from one another on how to make improvements in everyday clinical workflow and to improve the quality of patient care.  This year's conference include numerous preconference workshops.  For example one workshop is focused on finance, where nurse managers will learn how to calculate and justify staff, capital equipment and supplies to maintain a high level of patient care.

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Topics: conference, nursing informatics, EHR, Nursing Management Congress

Jaco Exhibits at the ANCC National Magnet Conference in Atlanta, GA October 7th-9th- Booth 716

Posted by Matt Rossini

Over 7,000 nurses and nurse executives will be gathering for their annual conference to celebrate Magnet Recognition, a program that recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practices.

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Topics: conference, ANCC, nurse, Magnet Conference

ABC News Covers Risk of Lithium Ion Batteries in Aviation

Posted by Marcel Woodman

On December 2nd 2014, ABC Nightly News featured coverage on how lithium ion batteries can pose a fire risk on passenger airplanes. There are multiple documented cases of explosions resulting in airplane crashes that have been traced back to transportation of lithium ion batteries and the use of lithium ion batteries in aviation electronics. As reported in the telecast, The FAA found back in 2010 that lithium ion batteries are highly flammable and capable of self-igniting. Although aviation regulations have been established to prevent the potentially life-threatening transportation and use of lithium ion batteries there still remains major concerns over the adherence to federal regulations as well as concerns of regulations established by the international community.

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Topics: power blade, powered, power systems, lithium power, Lithium Iron Phosphate, LiFePO4

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