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AVI-SPL Hospital Monitoring Solutions

Last month, I introduced you to AVI-SPL’s award-winning medical team. I also mentioned a few of the solutions we’ve produced to improve healthcare outcomes.

Today, we’re going to look at two of those solutions: Mommy’s Hear™ and Critical Area Monitoring solution (CAMS™).

Mommy’s Hear

Mommy’s Hear gives parents the ability to interact live with their babies via video while they are undergoing treatment in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With Mommy’s Hear, Parents and other family members can remotely view and monitor their child’s progress using any personal computer or smart phone. This NICU monitoring system allows mothers and fathers  to speak to their children as well. Studies show the introduction of sounds like the mother’s voice reduces cardio-respiratory events common to premature infants and can aid in the child’s development while promoting bonding when parents can’t be at the hospital.

Critical Area Monitoring System™

The Critical Area Monitoring Solution (CAMS™) ensures the safety of patients from a centralized location. This is a networked-based, standalone IP video monitoring system that empowers healthcare providers to monitor patients and see that they receive the care they need.

The base system CAMS features a remote camera control station that supports dozens of HD static cameras whose images can be viewed in any combination on a 23-inch touch-screen display. In full-screen mode, the camera’s built-in microphone becomes active, providing one-way audio to the charge desk’s computer speakers. Inside the OR, an LED light on the camera informs occupants the room is being monitored. For privacy, these features can also be disabled.

Click the links to learn more about Mommy’s Hear and CAMS.  For any questions, call us at 866-559-8197 or fill out our contact form.

Meet the AVI-SPL Medical Group

Operating roomLast week, I let you know that AVI-SPL’s medical team won two of 37 awards handed out by Commercial Integrator magazine at InfoComm 2013. Those wins are a validation of the effort the group has put into creating solutions that improve the delivery of care in healthcare facilities.

What makes AVI-SPL Medical so special among other solutions providers? Expertise and dedication are a couple of the reasons that spring to mind. For over a decade, the team has specialized  in audio and video  solutions for:

  • Integrated operating rooms
  • Intraoperative MRI surgical suites
  • Specialized procedure rooms
  • Interactive medical collaboration

AVI-SPL Medical helps remove silos that separate surgical services, IT departments, and telehealth outreach programs. With the ongoing analog-to-digital conversion taking place in forward thinking hospitals, we’re helping hospitals embrace the efficiency of IT/AV convergence, so that healthcare providers can benefit from networked audio and video in places like the OR.

In future posts, I’ll  look at how the medical group is addressing the needs of different healthcare constituencies, including hospitals, practitioners and IT.

Go to the AVI-SPL Healthcare page and take a look at the audio visual solutions that improve clinical care and information sharing.

If you would like to learn more about what we offer, and how AVI-SPL solutions can help your healthcare facility, call 866-559-8197 or fill out our contact form.



AVI-SPL Connects the Community: Healthcare

Each environment has unique challenges that require specialized solutions. This week in our AVI-SPL Connects the Community series, CW Koellman, vice president of sales, AVI-SPL Medical, discusses trends and challenges in healthcare environments, specifically operating rooms.

The AVI-SPL Medical team has spent the last 13 years designing and integrating solutions that make it easy for doctors, surgeons, nurses and other healthcare staff to collaborate during operations.

Collaboration is a key consideration in hospital AV solution design. Traditional video conferencing connects video codecs to each other. Our Medical team created a video collaboration solution that, in essence, connects control systems to each other. When you connect two of our end-points, each end has complete access to the far-end sources. “So if I’m in an OR in New York and I’m connected with an OR in Los Angeles, I can see and hear everything that the surgeon in Los Angeles can see,” said Koellman. “I’ve got a touch panel in New York and it shows me all the sources that are in that other room in Los Angeles. And while I’m talking to that other surgeon, I can pull up any source that he/she can see. Nobody else does that, and our team has been doing it for a long time.”

Connecting systems throughout the hospital and beyond saves time and gives patients access to better care. For example, when an OR connects to Pathology, the pathologists get to see everything that’s going on in the OR. The surgeon can send a specimen to pathology, then the pathologist can look at it under a digital microscope and the surgeon can look at it (via video) at the same time. The technology makes it so the pathologist is an active participant in the OR without having to physically be there.  While he is a surgeon is doing surgery, that pathologist can consult with the surgeon about what he/she is seeing on that live video feed. With these network-based systems, collaborators can be down the hall or across the country and have identical interactions.

In addition, these highly-customizable IP-based solutions dramatically reduce the space requirement in operating rooms, which is always at a premium. Integrated OR systems allow nurses to quickly change the configuration of the room to accommodate different surgeons and/or procedures. Faster room-turn times means more procedures can be completed each day, which is better for both patients and the medical center.

Unlike other medical system providers, our solutions work with all medical AV technology. “Another one of our primary advantages is we are totally 100 percent agnostic.  I don’t care what camera or microphone you’ve got, I don’t care what any of the devices are in that OR, we can interface to them,” Koellman said. Our solutions incorporate sophisticated signal-conversion systems to connect any device to the system and to easily route those signals across the network to end-points throughout the facility and beyond.

These collaborative systems also allows for interactive learning. Lecturers can connect to multiple ORs from the lecture hall and switch between the audio and video feeds on the fly. The same systems that allow surgeons to remotely consult with specialists also connect students to OR video and audio feeds in real-time in the classroom.

When working with surgeons to design an integrated OR, our team focuses on what the surgeon is trying to accomplish, what’s lacking in the current system and what does the doctor want the system to do that it doesn’t do now. By starting here, our team creates a solution-focused system that’s easy to learn and simple to operate.

Join us at InfoComm 2013 to see how we connect these environments in booth #2381. During the show, we’re launching several exciting new solutions, so be sure to stop by to experience these systems in person. Can’t make it to the show? No worries! We’ll be sharing demo videos on YouTube all week long.

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