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Frankfort Regional Adds Infotainment System to Patient Rooms

Frankfort Regional Medical Center has announced the installation of 51 ConnectMeTM touch screen patient terminals in several of its patient rooms, contracted through Connected Patients, LLC. With this installation, patients will have access to hospital information and entertainment options free of charge.

The company’s user-friendly ConnectMeTM terminals were installed bedside mounted on an articulating arm, and are readily useable by patients and their families. The ConnectMeTM terminal has an LCD touch-screen with large, easy to use virtual buttons. The multifunction ConnectMeTM computers improve the patient experience by providing them with continuous access to the internet, email and social networking, games, and movies-on-demand. The system can be viewed at http://connectedpatients.com/connectme-overview.

“We are pleased to partner with Connected Patients, LLC and their ConnectMeTM system,” said Chip Peal, Chief Executive Officer. “The system is easy to use and offers many ways to keep our patients more connected with their family and friends, reducing their stress and improving their overall sense of well-being. And, integration of real-time survey tools will help our staff deliver the exceptional care we strive for.”

The ConnectMeTM system’s modular software architecture gives hospital administrators the flexibility to customize the delivery of content within each facility, even down to a single room. Doing so ensures that each ConnectMeTM terminal is delivering the needed information in the most effective way possible to meet the demographic and other unique attributes of a particular patient population. The proprietary system also easily allows for future integration with newly developed or other third-party applications, ensuring that the system remains modern and adapts to current needs and regulations.

ConnectMeTM terminals were installed in the following areas of the hospital – Emergency Department (4), Center for Women’s Health (14), 3rd Floor (31), and 4th Floor – Infusion Services (2).

"We couldn't be more excited about our partnership with Frankfort Regional Medical Center," said Dan Hollingshead, President and CEO of Connected Patients. "From the very beginning of this engagement we were impressed with their focus on the patient and ways to improve their stay. Our ConnectMe system has a strong track record of fulfilling this shared goal and we look forward to working with Frankfort Regional to deliver an exceptional customer experience."

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