Technology Partner: Imatis
Imatis is a leading provider of innovative software solutions for the healthcare industry. Imatis
products focus on connecting people, information, processes, and systems within a healthcare
organization to achieve truly integrated healthcare systems.
The infotainment market began as a replacement to TV sets in hospital patient rooms. As technology
developed, the focus grew to include clinical access and connectivity to hospital information
systems (HIS). The industry is now demanding integrated portals that can provide patient applications
such as meal ordering, patient blogs, and a nurse call system; serve as platforms for viewing
X-rays, scans, and patient charts; be adapted for customized ward or department-specific services;
and provide hospitals with a method to create an electronic medical record (EMR) as mandated by
more and more government health care agencies. This is all in addition to serving entertainment
needs like TV, radio, video, internet, console gaming, telephone, instant messaging and VOIP.
Imatis has developed into the clear leader in the global market for infotainment in the healthcare
industry. They provide an integrated application system, IMATIS Ludus, which runs on Advantech
Patient Infotainment Terminals like the PIT-1502. They recently installed 300 of these terminals in
St. Olav's University Hospital, in Trondheim, Norway, as part of a technology refresh. St. Olav's
is a state-of-the-art hospital which was built with digital healthcare technology from the ground up.