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Digital whiteboards are a perfect model for smart hospital technology adoption. When integrated with your existing hospital information systems, digital whiteboards increase team collaboration and reduce the amount of time caregivers spend on nonclinical work. Patients using digital whiteboards and tablets have access to the care and treatment information they want, when they want it, so they’re more engaged in their recovery and discharge wellness.

HCI offers smart hospital technology solutions with digital patient whiteboards, patient tablets and patient TVs.

Interactive digital whiteboards vs. traditional whiteboards

Patient dry erase boards are inefficient and cause patient confusion.

The dry-erase board, found in almost every hospital unit and patient room, is a long-standing communication tool used to display contact information, critical clinical information and patient assignments. But dry-erase boards require more time and effort than Nurses have available for making written updates and changes to patient information.

Dry erase boards in hospital Nurse Stations get far too complicated to accurately maintain day-to-day.

In a typical twenty-five bed acute care unit, it’s not uncommon for fifteen admissions, transfers and discharges to take place daily, and updating whiteboards is just a small part of that job. A patient’s status may change at any time – and so must the whiteboard. Caregiver assignments change multiple times per day – and so must the whiteboard. With so many moving parts, it’s simply not possible to keep information up to date using dry erase boards, markers and stickers. Interactive digital whiteboards provide advantages dry erase boards can’t match.

HCI digital nurse Unit Whiteboards behind hospital Nurse Stations allow caregivers to monitor and update patient information automatically.

Fortunately, today’s hospital information systems track the majority of patient information. Interactive digital whiteboards integrate with electronic health record (EHR) systems and other hospital information systems to update patient information accurately, automatically and in real time with a touch to the screen. As a result, they provide better care team communication and offer a safer, more engaging patient experience. Clearly, interactive digital whiteboards change the game.

Single source integration

HCI is your single source manufacturer for digital whiteboards and an integration platform that streamlines communications and workflows. The HCI patient engagement solution uses MediaCare, the industry’s leading platform-agnostic healthcare integration system, to seamlessly connect existing systems like Nurse Call, PACS, EVS, and more. The MediaCare solution digital whiteboards also contain RFID and NFC readers that integrate with your existing RTLS system to track people and assets. In addition, each digital device has a 10-point capacitive, Haptic touch screen, and built-in high resolution cameras, speakers and microphones. How does this benefit you? It means you don’t need to buy and maintain separate televisions, whiteboards, software, dongles or circuit boards to make it all work with your existing enterprise. The company offers all-in-one service and support with detailed workflow analysis up front.

Learn more about HCI integrated digital whiteboards and tablets:

Interactive Unit Whiteboard

HCI smart hospital nurse unit whiteboard for accurate patient monitoring.
  • Touch-enabled display monitors a group of patients in different areas from a single location
  • HIPAA-compliant patient ID and room or bed number
  • Visitor restrictions and a log of staff entry and exits
  • Care team identification
  • Care history
  • Digital patient protocols and restrictions
  • Built-in camera, microphone and speakers
  • Nurse Call Alerts: Displays as many Alerts as are needed for the patient
  • Integrates with EHR, Nurse Call, RTLS, ADT, LDAP, “Smart” Bed Systems, BMS, PACS, EVS and more
  • Nurse Call Companion feature to initiate video from the Nurses’ station to the patient
  • Portrait or landscape orientation
  • Configurable layouts, hospital colors and branding
  • Surgical scheduling module

Interactive Hall Whiteboard

The HCI Hall Whiteboard is a patient room digital door sign to display accurate patient data.
  • Touch-enabled display with LED frame, color-coded to Alerts
  • HIPAA-compliant patient ID and room or bed number
  • Display Visitor restrictions
  • Show digital patient restrictions and protocols such as Fall Risk
  • Built-in camera, microphone and speakers
  • Supports CleanCall for videoconferencing from outside the patient room
  • Care Team identification and “staff in room” notifications
  • Nurse Call Alerts
  • Bed Exit Alerts
  • RTLS Alerts
  • Wayfinding
  • Configurable hospital branding and colors
  • Message of the Day and digital art

Interactive Patient Whiteboard

The HCI hospital smart room solution featuring the digital patient whiteboard and patient TV.
  • Display a clinical summary
  • HIPAA-compliant patient ID with room or bed number
  • Care Team identification, staff entry and exit logs
  • “Staff in room” notifications
  • Care history with Next and Last Rounding
  • Lab and Consult requests and results
  • Built-in camera, microphone and speakers
  • Nurse and clinical notes displayed
  • InfoTile patient protocols and restrictions
  • Alerts with elapsed time
  • Patient education with library of health education content
  • Pain assessments
  • MyMedicines and prescription fulfillment
  • Bed and room status, EVS requests
  • Configurable by specialty and for hospital branding and colors
  • Portrait or landscape orientation

BedMate Patient TV Tablet

HCI BedMate bedside patient TV with touchscreen and display display.
  • Fully Integrated with MediaCare Interactive Patient Care Solutions
  • 10-Point capacitive, Haptic touch screen that’s sensitive to weak finger touches
  • Full videoconference capabilities for telehealth and and virtual family visits
  • Sturdy, hospital-grade ABS polymer case stands up to frequent cleaning
  • Touch-enabled access to educational content
  • Self-Service request and scheduling with auto-acknowledgement
  • On-site pharmacy fulfillment and medication search
  • Push surveys, notifications and reminders direct to patients; send mass notifications
  • Meal ordering, durable rental equipment ordering or retail items from retail spaces
  • Configurable banners, branding, colors and layouts by unit, department or specialty
  • Volume control, volume limiters and personal device ports (BYOD)
  • Mounting options available, including HCI Outreach Arm Mount and Bedside Mount
  • Access to streaming media, on demand movies and shows, podcasts, games, music and relaxation content

Nurse Station Tablet

HCI offers a digital Nurse Station tablet to monitor patients as a smart patient room and workflow solution.
  • The Nurse Station Tablet can be used as a standalone device, or configure it to mimic the Unit Whiteboard for decentralized Nurse Stations
  • Assign and monitor education compliance to support successful discharge
  • From the Nurses’ Station, video chat directly with patients in response to Nurse Calls
  • Secure videoconferencing and telehealth from the Nurses’ Station and bedside
  • Push surveys, notifications, reminders and announcements direct to Residents and Patients
  • Compact, lightweight, and easy to use and clean
  • Built-in swivel camera with privacy screen, built in microphone and speakers
  • 10-Point capacitive touch screen, sensitive to weak fingers, with high resolution and contrast
  • Sturdy, hospital-grade ABS plastic case stands up to frequent cleaning
  • “L” shape design for stability
  • Volume control and personal device ports
  • Customizable banners, branding, colors and layouts by facility, unit, department or specialty

Touchscreen Portable Tablet

The HCI portable tablet supports the overall HCI smart hospital room solution as an alternative option for patient entertainment.

Designed with the rehabilitation or long-term care and recovery model in mind

  • The HCI Portable Tablet is completely configurable for any setting or user needs
  • Support memory care and cognitive function with games, quizzes, multi-media and music
  • Provide menus, calendars, reminders, announcements and directories on the Home Screen for easy access
  • Incorporate specific ads to drive retail revenue and offer self-service ordering and fulfillment
  • Maximum flexibility and access to configurable apps
  • Built-in front camera with high resolution rear camera, built-in speakers and microphone
  • Crystal clear, high resolution, high contrast display
  • 10-Point capacitive G+G touch screen, sensitive to weak finger touches
  • Fingerprint-resistant brushed aluminum shell
  • Supports wired or wireless keyboards/mice; virtual keyboard
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Configurable icons, banners, branding, colors and layouts by facility, campus, unit, department or specialty
  • Fast charging battery

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Touch-enabled digital whiteboards outperform traditional dry erase boards

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Patients and families are familiar and comfortable with the appearance of a digital whiteboard, and find their displayed patient information reliable. Without a hastily scribbled instruction to interpret, patients can easily read the information presented. And since that information is updated in real-time, they know their care plan is accurate.

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Video patient education is more effective than printed paper content, which can be misplaced, discarded or left behind. As a result, patients view content at a higher rate, and have greater comprehension of the material. Visual education reminders for caregivers help them quickly assign new content and keep track of the content a patient has viewed.

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Room and Patient alerts are reported instantly, with elapsed time-to-response tracked. Patients have access to important information about their treatment and schedules they might not otherwise receive until the next clinical round.

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Automated updates reduce the time needed to collect patient data, find markers, clean boards and write information by hand. Integration with key hospital systems automates whiteboard updates, eliminating redundant nonclinical work.

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Information is reported in the same format no matter which caregiver is entering the patient data. Each member of the Care Team sees the same information and can update patient data for other clinicians to view in real-time. EHR integration delivers accurate, complete and consistent information, in real-time, to all connected HCI digital whiteboards through MediaCare.

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With digital whiteboards, all information is automatically retained in the patient’s EHR, so updates made to any of the connected devices reflect instantly on all connected devices. What’s more, information is available outside of the room or unit. For analysis, MediaCare provides granular and aggregated reporting for informed decision-making.

Proven ROI with digital whiteboards

Finally, it’s important to note that the HCI integrated platform does not require you to buy separate peripherals and software boards to make the system functional. Digital whiteboards pay for themselves through improved patient outcomes and streamlined workflows, with lower maintenance and replacement costs.