Barco has partnered with Hospedia to introduce the CareConnex, a patient entertainment system that also doubles as an interface for clinicians to access electronic medical records and internal hospital information systems.
The system offers a choice of monitors to install in patient rooms, some being touchscreens as large as 18.5″. The hospital can install all kinds of apps onto the system and even make money by offering entertainment and educational materials and running ads through 3rd party partners. Patients can play games, watch movies, order food, and communicate with nurses right from Barco’s hanging Smart Terminals. They can also learn more about their condition, review results of their tests and imaging studies, and provide feedback about their stay.