SANTA ROSA, Calif. — CareNetTV Inc., a company dedicated to creating evidence-based patient/family education content for hospitals and urgent-care centers, announced its decision to partner with Planar Systems Inc. at the digital signage Expo last week.
“When we decided to offer our patient and family education guides for the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units on networked digital signage, we established a comprehensive range of technical criteria and service standards that only a few companies could meet,” said CEO Robert Sampson, RN. “Many months of surveys, meetings, demonstrations, testing, and analysis have culminated in our enthusiastic decision to partner with Planar.”
Planar’s CoolSign 4.0 software allows the integration of Adobe Flash templates into the content, which Sampson said will allow CareNetTV to simplify the process of updating content for the hospital administration and staff.
CareNetTV evolved from the real need for better patient information and education in hospitals and urgent care centers. Sampson developed one of the core programs, the ED STAT GUIDE, over a period of years while working as a registered nurse specializing in emergency services and critical care. With each generation, this bilingual product has evolved to educate patients and visitors, improve employee work-flow, mitigate risk and liability, reinforce patient safety, and support institutional identity and branding.
Together with John Rives, owner of DiscWrite CD Promotions, he formed CareNetTV, which — along with producing patient education videos and presentations — now offers a full line of customizable, branded digital signage templates for hospitals. These templates have a simple web-based user interface that allows administrators or staff to easily update the content on all hospital signage from their computers.