Hanwha Techwin, a supplier of IP and analog video surveillance solutions, has announced that it has integrated its intelligent IP cameras with Epic Systems’ remote sitting video platform.
According to the company, this integration will enable hospitals to undertake 24/7 centralized patient monitoring and conduct remote observation of high-risk patient rooms, acute care patients and specialized units.
Epic is a global provider of health information technology and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to hospitals, health systems and other medical facilities. The Epic EHR software is designed to help healthcare facilities handle the day-to-day clinical operations and management of patient records and enhance patient care.
The integrated system features a specific Hanwha pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera. This type of specialized camera will enable hospital staff to remotely check in on patients and keep an eye on various in-room equipment and monitors using custom presets to move the camera lens to specific areas of the room.
The integration also includes two-way real-time audio and communication from the remote sitter platform workstation to the patient room. The companies say that the speaker and microphone will be ceiling-mounted in each room and connected to the remote sitter platform. This will give the hospital the ability to quickly give audible notifications and instructions to the patient in bed from the remote sitter platform.
Hospitals can also configure the remote sitter system to be used with a video mobile cart unit with a Hanwha camera, speaker and microphone and other features added as needed.
Hanwha will assist hospitals and their systems integrators with deploying the necessary hardware and licenses and final configuring and programming.