Today, TeleHealth Services, a provider of hospital televisions and interactive patient engagement solutions, announced through their partnership with Samsung, the completion of a new patient engagement solution called SmarTigr. The solution utilizes the Smart TV functionality of the Samsung healthcare televisions combined with the clinical features of TeleHealth’s iTigr patient engagement solution. With the upcoming announcement of the meaningful use stage 3 criteria, innovative hospitals are going to have to increase the engagement with their patient, increase patient satisfaction, and also to expand the integration points to provide a more engaged patient. This solution provides all of those benefits, while cutting the cost of these systems by 50%, making it even more palatable for hospital’s budgets.
The new SmarTigr patient engagement solution is designed to lower the cost of hospital patient interactive systems while expanding both clinical and non-clinical applications available including electronic whiteboards, patient portal registration, internet access, and additional patient education and entertainment options. Innovative advances in interoperable TV and Tigr patient engagement systems make it not only possible, but very practical for hospitals.
“Any hospital can get started quickly and powerfully,” said Dan Nathan, senior vice president and general manager of TeleHealth Services in a statement. “The process is now simplified with a Tigr system and selecting the right TV every time hospital televisions are purchased. Samsung’s new Hospital Smart TV allows TeleHealth Services to bring a sophisticated interactive patient care platform to every hospital utilizing their existing wiring and without the use of a set-top box. This significantly streamlines the implementation while providing substantial cost savings. The new functionality supports hospitals in meeting Meaningful Use criteria, establishing efficiency in communications between patients and clinicians, and advancing community health programs.”