Driving Healthcare IT to the Front-Line through Innovations

John Chuang, President, ONYX Healthcare
John Chuang, President, ONYX Healthcare

The use of mobile healthcare apps have surged globally since the COVID-19 pandemic. Its sporadic rise during these unprecedented times has no doubt added strain on the healthcare providers and hospitals, but also gives an insight into the gaps that technology can fill. For example, home health and remote monitoring apps have been a trend that offered patients the convenience to proactively manage their health while concurrently allowing physicians to improve efficiency and clinical decision making. “By using home monitoring devices via Bluetooth to collect patient data and providing data analytics through cellular or wireless communication to cloud servers, healthcare professionals can easily conduct trend analysis from central management systems for post-discharge and long-term care monitoring,” suggests John Chuang, President, ONYX Healthcare.

Since inception, Onyx Healthcare has been offering solutions that are reflective of the company’s collective experience and dedication to the healthcare IT industry to discover many glaring gaps which can be addressed with technology. “As a subsidiary of ASUS Group, ONYX is able to procure technology at the very cutting edge and find ways to apply this to medical technology. Using our 15 years of medical design experiences, we leverage ASUS’ embedded computing technology to design and manufacture medical grade (UL60601-1) fanless AiO system platforms and embedded boards,” adds Chuang.

Today, the professional medical IT company is renowned for its medically certified healthcare computing solutions that assist workflow in operating suites, nursing stations, patient wards, ambulatory care, and administration.  By leveraging years of experience in providing trusted, innovative solutions with customer centric designs, ONYX Healthcare offers healthcare IT solutions for mobile nursing, patient engagement, telemedicine, and additional IT equipment to facilitate and connect workflow and data access in a hospital setting. Onyx Intel® Atom™ and Core™ i-series based patient engagement IoT terminal (ONYX-1022/1222/1531/BE182) are two of the company’s flagship offerings that are designed to integrate with field telemetry devices to enable real-time patient monitoring and data analytics. The solutions have the ability to interface with patient monitoring devices, and patient engagement IoT terminals integrated with an interactive patient nurse call system function and entertainment system to improve in-patient experiences and satisfaction.

Further, to encourage patients to proactively self-manage health conditions at the post-discharge stage, the platform includes interactive content for patient education. The real-time patient data monitoring feature helps assist physicians with clinical decision making. “These features are beneficial particularly for preoperative preparation and post-operative recovery monitoring. These have been two major deployments that guarantee to improve in-patient workflow effectiveness,” says Chuang.

ORION hospital IT management software is another offering of ONYX Healthcare that is also geared towards delivering hospitals’ IT department with critical advantage in operational accessibility, efficiency, and convenience via a single platform. This device management system is programmed to enable basic device logging, event triggering, grouping, location identification, and device performance tracking for devices within Onyx iHIP connected device network.  Devices within Onyx iHIP device connected networks can be configured and tagged individually, in groups, or globally with real-time monitoring of each device’s activities.

In addition to their repertoire of offerings, ONYX Healthcare has been active in the development of many medical AI acceleration platforms that can be used for computer assisted surgery in surgical navigation and planning, diagnostic imaging in computer aided detection, computer aided diagnosis, and endoscopy.  The platforms can also be applied to bioinformatics in next generation sequencing and drug development. “We owe it entirely to the acumen and involvement in the healthcare IT industry that has given us the opportunity to discover and develop a network computing platform that can contribute to healthcare Internet of things (IoT) to facilitate the adoption of AI or even artificial intelligence of things (AIoT),” beams Chuang. “Our experience in embedded computing technology serves as the building blocks to work with OEM and healthcare IT businesses develop their products.

For the future, ONYX Healthcare is focused towards developing solutions that leverage historical data or the retrospective data that require huge data storage or computing resources to allow users to gather rich streams of data and gain insights on current practices and potential improvements in healthcare.