U.S. digital signage solutions company Noventri recently announced that Meritus Medical Center, a 257-bed community hospital located in Hagerstown, Md., has chosen Noventri to upgrade the center's in-room patient television channel.
Meritus Health is a regional health system serving the tri-state area including Washington Count in Maryland, Franklin and Fulton Counties in Pennsylvania and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. It features a new, 257-bed community hospital located in Hagerstown offering health services including primary care physician practices, specialists in disciplines from obstetrics to cardiology, and satellite services from diagnostics to durable medical equipment. The 1 million-square-foot campus includes a medical mall with specialties and services that complement the hospital's efforts to provide quality care across the spectrum, the announcement said.
Meritus Medical Center set up a new patient television system to launch with the opening of the newly relocated hospital in December 2010, to improve patient communication and satisfaction. After experience with the PC-based patient television system they had purchased, the hospital continued to search for a solution that was easier to manage and offered higher reliability, according to Noventri.
"Along with the move to the new hospital came more responsibilities," Jim Slemp, from the center's information systems department, said in the announcement. "We naturally needed to find systems that would require less time and complexity to operate."
In each of the patient rooms, the Noventri Eco-Series digital signage solution displays information for the patient to see. "Noventri Suite software and the Eco-Series SF-200 players are easy to use and enable us to get the message across," Kyle Haught, multimedia specialist for the hospital, said in the announcement.