NOR-COM understands the need for audio-visual systems in the healthcare industry. NOR-COM has installed high-end board rooms and training rooms in numerous hospitals and non-profit healthcare institutions. Operating rooms, briefing rooms, videoconferencing suites, telemedicine, collaboration areas, and waiting rooms are common places that you will not only find audio-visual solutions, but these rooms are only possible because of audio-visual technologies. Below is a sampling of audio-visual solutions within the healthcare industry:
Audio-Visual Operating Room
Many hospitals often require the ability to broadcast a surgery to both doctors and students, for their training and continuing educational purposes. These surgeries can be broadcast locally within the hospital to training rooms or videoconferenced to universities and other learning institutions. Multiple cameras can be mounted around the room to pick up various angles of the surgery. Speakers mounted throughout the room allow students or other doctors in remote locations to ask questions during the surgery. Microphones installed in the room allow surgeons and nurses to respond to those questions along with providing the ambient noises heard in the operating room. LCD displays in the room allow the surgeons and the room operator to monitor what it is being sent to the viewers. The operating room is fully governed by an integrated control system.
Another application for AV operating rooms is the ability to monitor the operating rooms from an administrative location. This allows hospital management to view and record, any and all live surgeries instantly, then save the data for insurance, teaching and evaluation purposes.
AudioVisual TeleMedicine and Collaboration
Hospitals can integrate audio-visual technologies in order to meet the growing need of telemedicine and collaboration. Audio-Visual technology allows for teleconsultation, sharing of x-rays, microscopes, tumor samples, and lab results between hospitals over video links. This style of telemedicine allows hospitals to reduce wait times for surgery, increase collaboration with leaders in their fields, and increase the quality of patient care. Doctors from various hospitals spanning over great distances now have the ability to meet instantly without travel and make decisions over video communications.
Telementoring is another option that links two or more medical professions via video for interactive, full duplex instruction in an actual procedure or face-to face mentoring and consultation without direct patient interaction.