The appeal of commercial apps to provide health information ‘on the go’ has motivated researchers to utilize commercial apps for behavioral interventions that incorporate proven health behavior changes techniques (BCTs) such as self-monitoring, real-time feedback, social support, and rewards.” 1

HCI interactive whiteboards, tablets and televisions are powered by Android apps for patient satisfaction and hospital efficiency.

Android technology and apps have become ubiquitous.

The Android app platform is the most popular smartphone platform on the market today. In fact, 80% of smartphone users have Android devices, with over 1.4 billion in use, and rising. In a nutshell, Android is popular. It’s also very flexible, due to its open-source platform. Android device users can download apps from the Android marketplace, third-party sites, or create their own apps. As of today, there are over 2.96 million Android apps available. The power of Android has and will continue to have a profound effect on our world, especially when AI and app developers combine forces for more intuitive capabilities.

Better Patient Education supports patients to better understand their prescriptions to avoid sentient events.

Apps in Hospital Settings

Social Channel access on HCI's BedMate Tablet TV, providing Android apps for higher patient satisfaction

There is no doubt most people understand “apps”. Android App technology used in smartphones has been adopted into tablets and televisions over the past several years, being used for everything from gaming to financial management to sophisticated personal health and fitness monitoring and security management. Websites now need to be “mobile-friendly,” requiring the use of some type of Android app or other similar technology to be useable on smartphones. In 20119, there were more than 204 billion app downloads. Chances are, you’re reading this on a mobile device. Apps are ubiquitous. And now, HCI uses the power of the Android app to support patients and the healthcare industry.

HCI Apps give healthcare providers with powerful tools in patient care, staff engagement and reporting

HCI has adopted this app technology with its Android-powered Interactive Whiteboards and interactive televisions in order to provide greater flexibility and scalability to healthcare providers, and help them “future-proof” their investment in technology. Interactive whiteboards are a perfect model for hospital technology adoption – doing a task better, faster, at less cost, with improved connection between patients and staff. Combined with apps, the power of interactive technology helps engage patients and staff at much higher rates.

Power of Apps with Data Analysis

HCI healthcare products use the Android platform as a basis for developing patient care and monitoring solutions to help providers increase patient throughput, lower costs, and above all, provide the best levels of care possible. By incorporating Android app technology, HCI provides powerful, detailed patient data to healthcare providers in real time, which in turn helps them make better fiscal and human resource allocation decisions. MediaCare, the enterprise-wide integration platform, drives our apps and features for an integrated loop of patient care.

MediaCare connects with existing hospital or healthcare facility systems, like the EHR, ADT, RTLS, BMS, EVS, LADP, PAC and more – to display a patient’s vital statistics and allow clinicians to perform rounding and patient scheduling more effectively and efficiently. Patients can place self-service requests and order retail and food items from the bedside. In conjunction with MediaCare, the healthcare apps HCI develops leverage the full power of Android to help patients achieve their best recovery and give providers data for reporting and scheduling.

HCI Image View app brings PAC scans right to the patient whiteboard for consultation and illustrating complex conditions and treatments.
The HCI Image Viewer app brings PAC scans right to the interactive whiteboard in a patient’s room.

Interactive, Touch-Enabled Whiteboards and Tablets

The purpose of HCI Interactive Whiteboards and Tablets is to replace outdated dry erase boards and align communication between Care Teams and patients.

Using Android technology, HCI Interactive Whiteboards for the Hall, Patient room and Nurse’s Station pull information directly from a patient’s EHR to provide clinicians with vital statistics and scheduling, discharge goals and daily pain and movement goals. Nurses and Clinicians can perform touchscreen rounding and pain reporting and record results digitally, and respond quickly to alerts. Since we can tailor any display to a facility’s specific requirement, providers can configure the displays that work best for their patients and staff.

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Interactive Patient Televisions Harness Intuitive Technology

HCI Interactive Patient RoomMate and BedMate  Televisions
The RoomMate Patient TV is Pillow Speaker controlled,
while the BedMate Tablet TV is controlled with touches to the capacitive, Haptic Touch screen.

HCI Interactive televisions like the RoomMate or the BedMate Tablet TV have a TV tuner – to play cable channels; in-house network programming like Welcome videos; streaming content with Internet access; games and patient education – more than you would expect from a standard TV. But it does a lot more than that, too. They have built-in web browsers with no extra boxes or computers. Patients can surf the Web right from the TV, play movies on demand – from the provider network, flash drive or hard drive – or take advantage of entertainment and health education options with Android apps. The power of Android at work.

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