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Embedded Intel® Architecture - Simplifying the Integration of Point-of-Care Clinical Information and Patient Entertainment

JAOtech Uses Embedded Intel® Architecture

Simplifying the Integration of Point-of-Care Clinical Information and Patient Entertainment

Today as people’s expectations with regards to multimedia access continue to intensify, hospitals and clinical care environments are looking more and more into investigating and addressing the multimedia requirements needed to take patient care in to the future. Patients now want more than just a hospital television with standard channels. They want individual bedside terminals that provide state-of-the-art entertainment and communication facilities. The deployment of terminals in a hospital-based environment can help ensure that a hospital stay becomes less monotonous and time consuming, resulting in increased patient comfort and satisfaction.

However, there are other significant benefits to be gained. Bedside terminals also help achieve greater efficiencies by deploying staff in such a way so as to ensure that new and more efficient procedures can be more easily implemented. While a hospital will ultimately be judged on the quality of medical care it provides, looking ahead, as patients’ needs continue to evolve, they will also be evaluated on the quality of multimedia access and other services they offer.

In fact, other healthcare environments such as diabetes/dialysis clinics, retirement homes, hospital waiting rooms, etc., will be judged on their ability to provide similar multimedia services. However, that is only part of the story. A smart terminal system also can positively impact on the role of medical staff members within a hospital environment. The capability to access all patient information at the bedside while talking to a patient, to display an ECG profile, or to discuss the specific treatment pattern based on a MRI image can be considered extremely beneficial by medical staff members.

Today Intel® architecture-based platforms are enabling leading-edge companies such as JAOtech to accelerate the delivery of feature-packed patient bedside terminal solutions. That’s all due to Intel’s scalable family of processors that can support the various networking protocols, software stacks, and multiple I/O interfaces essential for current and future bedside terminal designs.

Read the full JAOtech Case Study.

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