Jaotech Obie Smart

JAOtech Obie Smart

More than 600 JAOtech Obie Smart Terminals, for use by clinicians and patients, have been installed at the Centre Hospitalier de la Region d’Annecy in South East France.

The deployment of the 17-inch all-in-one terminals, which provide medical staff with secure access to clinical data at the patients’ bedside, is believed to be the largest of its kind in France.

The staff access the terminals using their personal ID badges, which then allow them to view the relevant patient records and data alongside the facility to prescribe treatments for delivery by the hospitals fully automated pharmacy.

Prescriptions are then delivered automatically to the ward through an automatic system of robots which the hospital has implemented as part of its digital hospital concept.

Dr Jacques Gaillard, head of the hospital’s infectious disease ward said: “This is a completely new environment for us, it’s something very innovative that changes the way we work. We have instant access to the complete set of records and data relating to each patient, putting us in a position to make a full clinical assessment on the spot.

He added: “Using the prescription system, we can immediately take that assessment forward and prescribe the most appropriate treatment from the range of options that we have available at the hospital. Our clinical assessment, together with any treatment provided, can then be recorded on the spot rather than leaving this as a task for later.”

The terminals also double up as digital entertainment and communications systems, providing patients with digital TV and internet access and allowing them to access hospital management functions.

Warren Kressinger-Dunn, managing director of JAOtech, said: “Electronic medical records are becoming more and more sophisticated in European healthcare organisations, and the installation at Annecy illustrates how JAOtech terminals are a key link bringing those records to the point of care when consultations are taking place.”

Last December JAOtech opened a technical centre in Paris following growth of the JAOtech products. The technical centre offers local language technical support to installers and users of the bedside terminals.