When it comes to healthcare, a slight fault in the accuracy of information or a delay in the transmission of it can mean the difference between life and death. As such, it is critical for medical equipment to employ reliable storage devices for operational tasks such as quick OS/application loading and secure patient data logging.
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the healthcare industry on a global scale. The demand for medical equipment has reached all-time highs, with organizations scurrying to secure what they need in order to diagnose and treat patients properly. At the same time, since the quality of this equipment cannot be compromised, it has put great stress on both medical providers and manufacturers.
SP Industrial is proud to deliver NAND flash and DRAM products that are trusted for use in critical medical equipment including ultrasound machines, CT scanners, AEDs, and nurses’ stations. As these types of equipment place significant demands on the components that they employ, our solutions are regularly trusted for data security, reliability, security, and longevity within these life-dependent applications. But, how has the healthcare industry evolved and which of our products can augment its productivity?
The Industrial Revolution of the mid-1700s brought new economics and epidemic patterns to the people, which formed the basis of healthcare 1.0, focusing on public health solutions such as germ theory. The emergence of mass-production in the early 1900s brought healthcare to 2.0. Bigger hospitals and better medical education were established, with doctors being trained under specialties for higher treatment quality. In the 1980s, computer sizes shrank, which allowed for fast development of computer-based devices and information technology, leading healthcare to 3.0. In the last decade, the initiation of smart medicine and technologies has introduced the arrival of healthcare 4.0.
With today’s advancements in automation and data exchange techniques, the Industrial Revolution as we once knew it has transformed into its 4.0 version. With a new brain and new hands, the 4.0 era introduces smart medicine and smart hospitals, brought on by new inventions and concepts such as the IoT, cyber-physical systems, and cloud computing. The “new brain” includes advancements such as precision medicine, artificial intelligence, and telemedicine, while the “new hands” includes wearable devices, robots, and 3D printing. The digitalization of healthcare is expected to facilitate more informed decision making as well as significant gains in efficiency and cost control.
With the ongoing pandemic shaking the world’s equilibrium, SP Industrial is committed to personnel on the frontlines. We want to ensure that health care providers are fully equipped during these difficult and uncertain times. With capacity to ramp up supply at any time, we can help medical equipment manufacturers endure supply shocks during times of uncertainty. Flexibility and reliability are at the forefront of our business model; we offer a wide range of high quality solutions ranging from flash cards to SSDs, all of which are optimized for the significant demands of medical equipment.
As people depend on medical equipment during the most vulnerable moments of their lives, the integrity of data in the healthcare industry is of the highest importance. Equipped with Sudden Power-Off Recovery (SPOR) firmware, our SLC730 and MLC330 flash card series meets the superior standards required of medical equipment. Furthermore, the advanced fidelity file writing algorithm will ensure accuracy of ECG and CPAP data logs. Meanwhile, a low power consumption and crash prevention architecture will ensure optimal power supply and steady operation of handheld devices.
Legacy medical devices still fulfill an important role in all healthcare systems. When equipment dated 10 years or older is being used, compatibility issues are bound to arise. To combat this, SP Industrial’s CFI790 flash card supports a wide range of SLC capacities and features superior electrical signal compatibility. In addition, PE cycles up to 100K guarantee the best performance from the investment. It removes the guesswork by seamlessly integrating with a system that consists of a mix of both older and newer equipment.
Medical imaging is an extremely important and widely-used element in healthcare practice today, and it’s only expected to become even more valuable as the 4.0 era progresses. In the United States alone, more than 62 million CT scans and 69 million ultrasounds are performed annually. The dependence on medical imaging has forced medical equipment manufacturers to look for strategies that help minimize downtimes and increase efficiency. Appropriate components make a difference; equipped with high-endurance pSLC technology, our MDA350/550 SSD series can maximize the reliability of ultrasound machines. Our MEC350 and MED350 SSD series can optimize CT scan volume data acquisition via high capacities and sustained fast write speeds.
In order to satisfy a wide range of customers, our line of DRAM products comes in various sizes and specifications. From DDR4 to DDR, speeds of 2400MHz to 3200MHz, low latencies of CL17 to CL22, and capacities of 4GB to 32GB, our diverse range of options can cover any need. This is enhanced further by a complete range of specifications: SODIMM, UDIMM, VLP UIDMM, ECC SODIMM, ECC UDIMM, and ECC RDIMM. Our DRAM products have been trusted in many different types of medical equipment, including but not limited to: drug dispensing machines, hemostasis systems, and endoscope devices.
Finally, SP Industrial recognizes and supports the fact that medical equipment is a long-term investment. Therefore, a long-term stable supply of internal storage components is very important. As a result, in addition to ensuring supply, we also guarantee the promise of Fixed BOM management and firmware to reduce the risk of running out-of-stock and to prevent medical equipment from encountering compatibility issues. We have a proven track record for providing this service with respiratory care devices, mobile dialysis systems, cardiotocography monitors, histopathology devices, and more.
Healthcare 4.0 is poised to be an era of big revision of previous technologies, one of which is artificial intelligence, which will ultimately lead the people to a new world that places a greater emphasis on advanced and continuous learning. At the same time, the digitalization of healthcare will continue to raise demands for storage devices with boundary-pushing capacities and performance. With our trustworthy line of SSDs and flash cards, SP Industrial is prepared to support the growing demands and technological advancements of the healthcare industry.