Folcrom is of course proud of every installation of our hospital bedside arms around the world, but when it is a dedicated children’s hospital it is extra special.
When Children’s Hospital in Sheffield, UK, was founded in 1876 the idea of having a bedside terminal was very far away. To provide its young patients with entertainment, education and communication and give medical staff quick access to patient information, in 2012, the hospital equipped 140 beds with the great JAOtech Smart Terminals from one of our worldwide partners BARCO.
The solution will allow medical and nursing staff to increase the time they spend on patient care, thus giving patients more individual attention by providing quick and convenient access to the records and data they need – and eliminating the long-standing problem of limited space at nursing stations,” explains Russell Banks, Head of IT at the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
The software solution was delivered by ANS Group in partnership with Provision Network, the system was rolled out across all 140 bedside terminals at the hospital, as well as on other computers used by clinical staff at nursing stations and in offices.
ANS Group installed an authentication module and some specialist client software on each terminal, to provide clinicians with fast access to a clinical desktop by inserting their Connecting for Health (CfH) smart card into the JAO smart card reader and entering their password.
The JAOtech Smart Terminals supplied to the hospital are specifically designed for the hygienic and noise-free environment of a hospital ward, and use an intuitive touch screen interface. In addition to the patient records, they offer patients radio, TV, Internet access and telephony, as well as computing facilities and an education service to ensure that essential learning is available to long-term patients, so they do not fall behind on schooling and can develop their skills. The all-in-one terminals are fanless, use wipe-down anti-bacterial plastics and are sealed front and back to IP65 and IP64, which protects against dust and water.
All these great functions needs to be easily accessible to the patient, visitors, nurses and doctors in different positions throughout the day. Equally important, when not being used, it needs to be quickly fold away so it does not obstruct other activities.
About ANS Group
ANS Group is a technology infrastructure specialist in the provision of hardware, software and 24/7 managed services to Enterprise businesses. Operating within both public and private sectors, its leading and award-winning solutions are offered in four key areas; Data Centre, Networking and Security , Unified Communications and Collaboration and Managed Services.
Based in Manchester, ANS Group delivers consistently high levels of customer service through all project deployments and ongoing support to its 400 plus client base. Working closely with key partners Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware and Smart Identity allows ANS Group to offer an unrivaled level of expertise and experience in the multifaceted industry of IT. www.ansgroup.co.uk.
About Quest Software, Inc.
Quest Software, Inc., a leading enterprise systems management vendor, delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases, Windows infrastructure and virtual environments. Quest also provides customers with client management through its ScriptLogic subsidiary and server virtualization management through its Vizioncore subsidiary. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 100,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at www.quest.com.
JAOtech is a market leader in the design and manufacture of a high performance, innovative range of embedded Smart Terminals™. JAOtech patient entertainment and point-of-care terminals are CUL60601 and CUL60601-1 compliant by design, and over 35,000 have been installed in hospitals worldwide in partnership with approved technology partners. The terminals provide a core solution for a host of interactive healthcare applications providing secure access to Electronics Medical Records (EMR) and offering triple-play solutions for patient entertainment. JAOtech is dedicated to the betterment of healthcare IT. JAOtech was purchased by BARCO.