Patients confined to a hospital bed at Arizona’s Mercy Gilbert Medical Center could find their stay less boring and hospital information more accessible thanks to the multimedia centers Skylight Healthcare Systems is currently installing.
Interactive patient systems provider Skylight, and Catholic Healthcare West have secured a contract for the installation of Skylight’s Access Interactive Patient System in the under-construction Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.
Skylight says it is wiring the facility with a state-of-the-art network infrastructure including digital connections to nearly every patient room, offering modern entertainment and information resources to patients and visitors.
Skylight says standard hospital television monitors will be transformed into multimedia centers, empowering patients with a direct connection to health education resources and entertainment amenities with a push of a button.
The company claims its Access system will allow Mercy Gilbert Medical Center patients, families and visitors to be entertained with feature films on demand, digital music, television channels, email access and interactive games. Furthermore, it intends to provide patients with on-demand control to view key hospital information, watch a library of patient education videos, plus a forum to provide real-time feedback and make room comfort requests on their own – all from the in-room television.
David Schofield, president and CEO of Skylight, said, Access has proven to increase both patient satisfaction and nursing job satisfaction, and aids the hospital staff by allowing nurses more time to do what they do best – care for patients.