Miami VA gets touchscreen monitors for patients


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The Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has partnered with Maryland-based GetWellNetwork to deploy more than 230 touchscreen monitors in all inpatient rooms at the Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center.

The $2.4 million project, which began June 25, is the first of its kind in South Florida.

“We are proud to be the first VA in Florida to be using this system,” said Paul Russo, director of the Miami VA Healthcare System. “VA has always been very forward thinking in using technology to better serve our Veterans, but this system brings everything all into one place in a very easy to use way.”

The touchscreens will allow veterans to access television, movies, patient education and the Internet, along with will connecting to the patient monitoring system allowing for pain management, ordering meals, communication with medical staff and medical education sessions based upon each individual patient’s need.

“As part of the VA’s commitment to patient and family-centered care, Miami VA Healthcare System is transforming the way health care is delivered for Veterans in South Florida,” said Michael O’Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. “We are both excited and humbled to partner with the Miami VA Healthcare System in their efforts to advance patient-centered care for our Veterans and their families. Our work together will help Veterans engage actively in their health journey, along with their families and the staff who serve them.”

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