Patient Infotainment Terminals
Patient infotainment refers to a variety of bedside terminals that allow patients to do anything from watching movies and TV, making phone calls, playing games, or communicating via the Internet. They can also be used for email, web browsing, accessing hospital intranets, or if medically advisable, even work. Infotainment terminals may also be used to alert staff, call for help, and operate beds, lighting, curtains, and other installations. Infotainment terminals may be used not only by patients, but also by medical staff and care providers. The latter may use them to look up electronic patient records, lab results, tests, monitor vital signs and other signals,document observations and changes, and more. What this means is that a single integrated solution can provide digital entertainment and clinical services, as well as communication to the point of care.