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New generation of bedside terminals empowers patients while in hospital
Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Kortrijk, Belgium, 17 November 2015 — Healthcare imaging specialist Barco is pleased to announce the launch of a new generation of bedside terminals for installation in the patient room. The JAO terminals, specifically designed for use in a clinical environment by patients as well as clinical staff, offer touchscreen access to hospital systems and innovative triple-play solutions for a better hospital experience.

Patient focus and satisfaction have become a meaningful target for healthcare organizations today. With this increased focus on patients, healthcare providers need to go the extra mile to cater to their patients’ needs. Interactive services at the bedside – including high-quality entertainment, communication, education, and feedback options – are the first steps towards increasing patient focus and allowing healthcare providers to position themselves for success. 

“JAO bedside terminals provide patients with secure, touchscreen access to numerous entertainment options and clinical applications (e.g. medication information…), personalizing their experience and empowering them to take control of their health journey”, says Graham Grover, Barco’s General Manager for Interactive Patient Care. “We are seeing that patients who are actively engaged throughout their hospital stay typically experience greater overall satisfaction, which can also positively influence their clinical outcome.” 

Ultimate infotainment 
JAO brings patients everything they need for an incredible infotainment experience. Thanks to this bedside device, patients won't have to miss their favorite TV or radio show while in the hospital. They can surf the net, play games, order video-on-demand, and much more. The terminals’ full HD video playback capabilities and HDMI input to connect game consoles, Bluray players, smartphones, or tablets all contribute to keeping patients happy during their hospital stay. 

Designed for the patient bedroom 
Featuring antibacterial plastics, an easy-clean design, and a front screen that is IP65 rated, JAO bedside terminals fully comply with the latest hygiene and safety standards. They can be ordered with a smart handset, featuring an integrated keypad and optional nurse call button to boost patient comfort even more. 

Thanks to the integrated smart card and RFID reader for patient authentication, patients can access a host of personalized services, such as meal ordering, medication information, and information about the care team. 

Customization program
JAO terminals have been designed by experts in software for interactive patient care. Barco’s offering includes a software development kit in order to develop the perfect solution for any patient room. With Barco’s Custom Configuration Program, every bedside terminal can be customized to match specific needs. 

Discover JAO at Medica
The new JAO Smart Terminals will be on display at Medica, Düsseldorf, 16-19 November, in Hall 15, booth B21. 

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.051 billion euro in 2014. 

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