The CFO’s Guide to Healthcare IT

Modern medical computers have two methods of creating an antimicrobial shield — either a spray-on antimicrobial coating or by mixing antimicrobial properties right into the plastic housing of the computer’s case. Both work in a similar way, by creating an environment that is hostile to the growth of bacteria, using elements that physically destroy the cell membranes of affected bacteria. However, that’s where the similarities end.

Spray-on antimicrobial coatings can be worn away by time and regular cleaning, both of which are in no short supply in a hospital. Modern computers like the CyberMed line feature antimicrobial plastic that doesn’t get worn away by erosion or cleaning solutions.

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