Hospital Keyboards for Infection Control

Medical devices, such as stethoscopes, and other objects found in hospital, such as computer keyboards and telephone handsets, may be reservoirs of bacteria for healthcare-associated infections.” [1].

Hospital keyboards are a proving ground for all kinds of bacteria. HCI Health-Key keyboards cane set to alert after a specific number of touches.

Hospital infection control is a high priority in healthcare facilities. Keyboards in particular can easily spread communicable diseases and cross-contaminate other surfaces – including people. Armed with this knowledge, HCI designed the Health-Key series of medical-grade hospital keyboards in collaboration with a major hospital for both patient room and clinician workstation use.

HCI Health-Key Keyboards support infection prevention with unique features not offered by other manufacturers. Hospital keyboard, patient keyboard, research keyboard, infection control keyboard

Designed specifically for the healthcare environment, Health-Key Hospital Keyboards can be set to automatically alert after a specific number of touches, so you can track and monitor cleaning schedules. The tempered glass surface allows full key functionality, but the entire keyboard is sealed to IP67 (water resistance) standards. Health-Key Keyboards are so tightly sealed, they can be placed in a dishwasher without any loss of functionality and without destroying the internal circuit boards. These exclusive keyboards are ideal for use in patient rooms, labs, with Internet-connected TVs, and with clinician workstations.

How are HCI keyboards different?

  • There are numerous connection options for HCI Health-Key hospital keyboards.
  • Three models are available, with a choice of connections: wired and wireless, Bluetooth and Wifi.
  • Two models feature a quick-charging battery having up to a 30-day life, and the Model 3 has a USB-C port wired connection.
  • All models feature large, graphic keys and a numeric keypad.
  • The Model 3 Keyboard features numeric keypad conversion to a trackpad with right and left mouse click, and include auditory touch cues, which can be silenced with a single touch.
  • All models feature Haptic Touch, and are sensitive to weak finger touches and the use latex gloves.
  • The design and key size make it easy to use by patients and staff. These keyboards can be used as a peripheral with all HCI products.
Backlighting on the HCI HealthKey is useful for low light conditions.
The design and key size make the Health-Key easy to use in any conditions, with a backlit keyboard for low light conditions.

Schedule a demo to experience the HCI commitment to infection control and ease of use with Health-Key hospital keyboards.

[1] Messina G, Ceriale E, Lenzi D, Burgassi S, Azzolini E, Manzi P. Environmental contaminants in hospital settings and progress in disinfecting techniques. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013:429780. doi: 10.1155/2013/429780. Epub 2013 Oct 30. PMID: 24286078; PMCID: PMC3830765.