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October 13, 2008

CareView Brings Internet Service to Oklahoma Medical Center

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

CareView Communications reportedly has entered into an agreement contract with Hillcrest Medical Center, a 607-licensed bed tertiary medical center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Under the pact, Hillcrest will offer the CareView system in its patient rooms as well as additional areas throughout the hospital.
Officials at Hillcrest say they’re seeking to improve the quality of medical care provided to its patients, and that CareView Communications is pushing the center toward its goal.
“At Hillcrest Medical Center, we strive every day to provide quality clinical care in a healing environment for our patients, and their family and friends. We already have several new and innovative programs and initiatives in place to ensure that we are delivering the highest level of quality care to our patients, and our new partnership with CareView further illustrates our vision,” said Steve Dobbs, chief executive officer at Hillcrest.
CareView’s proprietary high-speed data network system that may be deployed throughout a healthcare facility using an existing cable television infrastructure. It supports CareView’s Room Control Platform and complementary suite of software applications, designed to streamline workflow and improve value-added services offered to customers.
Real-time bedside and point-of-care video monitoring and recording improve efficiency while limiting liability, according to the company.
With this system, doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers can efficiently and cost-effectively monitor, treat and visit patients. They also can implement audit tools to ensure that quality standards are being met and safety measures are being complied with.
The agreement also dictates that the hospital give patients and visitors the ability to access on-demand high-speed Internet and first-run movies in their rooms. Also, family members and friends will now have the ability to use the Internet to monitor, visit, and correspond with their loved ones at Hillcrest.
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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan