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New Hospital Aims to 'Transform Patient Care' With IPads and Apple TV

No one looks forward to a hospital stay, but the tech amenities at Jacobs Medical Center could make visits more comfortable for patients. With an iPad and Apple TV in every room, patients will be able to control room settings such as temperature, lighting and window shades, the hospital says. They can access games, log into their own social and entertainment apps, and control the TV. The iPad also provides access to a patient's electronic medical records, including information such as medications, caregivers' names, diagnostic data, and upcoming lab work or medical procedures.

New Hospital Aims to 'Transform Patient Care' With IPads and Apple TV

The new facility, which is affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is scheduled to open next month.

"Our goal is about the patient experience. The patient is dealing with an awful lot as they’re staying at our hospital, and we want to make it as comfortable a stay as possible," said Marc Sylwestrzak, director of IS experience and Web services at UC San Diego Health Sciences.

Sylwestrzak spoke at the Jamf Nation user conference held this month in Minneapolis. Software maker Jamf specializes in Apple management, and UCSD Health Sciences is a user of its Jamf Pro (formerly called Casper Suite) platform.

As Jacobs Medical Center prepares to open, Sylwestrzak looked back at the year-long process that led IT to select iPads, Apple TV and the Jamf management platform.

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The new facility, which is affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), is scheduled to open next month.

"Our goal is about the patient experience. The patient is dealing with an awful lot as they’re staying at our hospital, and we want to make it as comfortable a stay as possible," said Marc Sylwestrzak, director of IS experience and Web services at UC San Diego Health Sciences.

Sylwestrzak spoke at the Jamf Nation user conference held this month in Minneapolis. Software maker Jamf specializes in Apple management, and UCSD Health Sciences is a user of its Jamf Pro (formerly called Casper Suite) platform.

As Jacobs Medical Center prepares to open, Sylwestrzak looked back at the year-long process that led IT to select iPads, Apple TV and the Jamf management platform.

Read Full Article

New Hospital Aims to 'Transform Patient Care' With IPads and Apple TV