Medgadget has long chronicled the flow of hospital-based technology into the clinic and the home. This news fits the trend: Now you can watch hospital TV, from the comfort of your own computer! GE has rolled out “The Patient Channel” on the web:
Programming on the channel covers a wide spectrum of topics including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, cancer, asthma, smoking cessation, parenting, health/wellness, and other healthcare topics. The goal of the channel is to educate patients and their families and to increase their awareness of medical issues and treatment options. The educational content is meant to stimulate communication with healthcare providers, improve the ability to make informed decisions, and promote a sense of empowerment at the time when accurate information is most needed.
We had it running in the background over at the Medgadget home office. The bland music, slow talking, and stories about vegetables and chemotherapy lulled us into a stupor. In short, they’ve captured the vibe of hospital television perfectly.
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