The Advanced Role of Professional Displays in Healthcare: Panasonic Looks at the Big Picture

Panasonic_logoAdvances in technology and evolving hospital missions have created a paradigm shift for decision makers, investing in hospital-grade display solutions that extend beyond the basic entertainment function

Panasonic, a provider of professional plasma and LCD display and digital signage solutions, today announced the release of a white paper exploring the role modern flat panel display technology can play in supporting the core mission of hospitals and other healthcare facilities to improve patient experience and care outcomes. The report is being released during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 20 – 24, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV and will be available exclusively at the Panasonic booth (#3907) during the show. Following HIMSS, the white paper can be downloaded from the Panasonic website.

The white paper “Digital Concierge: Flat Panel Display Technologies In Hospital Settings Serve As Ubiquitous Point Of Interaction Among Patients, Families, Healthcare Professionals And Hospital Administration,” highlights the growing market and application examples for professional display technology in healthcare. The study, authored by BizTechReports, found growing evidence that taking a strategic and integrated approach to deploying a professional display solution, in tandem with other clinical and digital signage applications, creates a real value proposition for hospitals and healthcare facilities.

In today’s hospitals, where new health reform guidelines and value-added functionality like digital signage and clinical display applications are transforming the healthcare display space, even consumer-grade flat-panels are not enough. Advances in technology and evolving hospital and healthcare missions have created a paradigm shift for hospital administrators, facilities directors and other decision-makers, who now are investing in hospital-grade display solutions that extend beyond the basic entertainment function.

“Panasonic recognizes the power and potential of professional display technology. In today’s high-tech hospital environments, professional displays can be leveraged to increase communication and collaboration hospital-wide,” noted Brian Simmons, Panasonic Healthcare Area Sales Manager. ”Panasonic commissioned this white paper, in an attempt to share a deeper understanding of how digital signage and display technology can impact a healthcare organization, with healthcare administrators, IT managers, AV departments and stakeholders.

Whether hospital-grade or professional, flat panel displays are not simply tools for infotainment or digital signage. These displays represent an opportunity for healthcare providers to engage with patients and their families to advance the core mission of a hospital facility, which is of course, to take care of patients and help them to achieve healthy outcomes.

Download the Full Report

The white paper will be exclusively available at the Panasonic HIMSS booth during the show. Following the show, the report will be available for download from the Panasonic website at: http://www.panasonic.com/business/toughbook/pdf/PSC_Digital_Concierge.pdf.

Visit Panasonic at HIMSS (booth #3907)

During the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Panasonic will highlight its LRH30 Series of hospital-grade, in-room patient displays and digital signage solutions. The company’s booth will also feature areas attempting to replicate various hospital environments, including a nurses station, operating room, lobby, patient room and conference room. In these environments, Panasonic will showcase its full suite of healthcare solution, including Toughbook and Toughpad mobile computers, projectors, medical-grade monitors and recorders, full HD visual communication systems and surveillance cameras. Booth visitors will have the chance to win prizes including a Panasonic Toughpad, a 50” Panasonic VIERA® HDTV, and several smaller instant giveaway items.

Panasonic Solutions for Business

Through its broad range of integrated business technology solutions, Panasonic empowers professionals to do their best work. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to reach their full potential, achieve competitive advantage and improve outcomes. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC).

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About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC), and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking (http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.aspx). As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

Contacts

Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic
Courtnee Coburn, 415-365-8534
courtnee.coburn [at] cohnwolfe.com
PSC.PR [at] cohnwolfe.com

Source: Panasonic