The HiMed Cockpit allows patients to make phone calls, watch TV and movies, listen to the radio, surf the web and play games. It also includes a Wi-Fi hotspot providing Internet access for notebooks, smart phones and other devices.
The Cockpit incorporates hospital information services (eg, meal selection), lighting controls, and the nurse-call system.
That's how the patient sees it. But the Cockpit also acts as an access point for medical and nursing staff.
Smart card controlled access allows retrieval of medical images and diagnostic tests, and other information.
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"We are able to choose cutting-edge tools that would help deliver clinical excellence and assist in improving patients' overall hospital experience, while reaping the operating economies that technology brings. HiPath HiMed is a key element of this approach," he added.
Edgar Giesel, SEN Group general manager for Australia and New Zealand, said "Macquarie University Hospital is the hospital of the future, and a wonderful showcase for the role of HiPath HiMed in tomorrow's e-health enabled healthcare system."
"It assists the hospital in realising the goal of electronic medical records, which is an important part of the Federal Government's health reform agenda," he added.