It’s More Than Just a Television
Imagine having the Internet, video games, information about prescriptions and medical procedures, movies, your favorite TV show, and music to relax to, all right at your fingertips – right at your hospital bed.
Infotainment (Information-Entertainment Systems) will be offered to patients when the new 108-bed Northwest Pavilion at
Using the Infotainment network, patients can:
Order a video about the medical procedure they are about to undergo
Log into the Internet to further research their medical condition, check their e-mail or surf the Web
Play video games
Listen to music
Use the network to order meals from the hospital menu
Patients will be able to use a wireless keyboard to choose programming, order an educational video or access the Internet.
“People today need access to information, they want to be informed about their health care, and we’re putting it at their fingertips,” said
“If someone is having a gall bladder operation, they can dial up on their TV information about the operation, and they can watch an operation like the one they’re going to have performed,” Littleson said.“Then they can go on their bedside keyboard and go on the Internet to research more on gall bladders, all from their hospital bed.”
After debuting in the new wing, the network will be added to the rest of the hospital.