Central Hospital Douai, France, Wins Two Prestigious Awards for Patient Multimedia Terminal

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A patient can now share pictures of a new baby, instantaneously from the maternity ward, for family outside the hospital to see. It also allows doctors to access patient files remotely, from the patient’s room.

GoBackTV, the innovative supplier of digital video headend and edge solutions, is pleased to announce that its customer, Centre Hospitalier de Douai, was recently honored with two major European awards for its Multimedia Terminal for patients and staff.

The first award, sponsored by the French Assemblée Nationale (National Assembly) and the magazine Acteurs Publics (Public Players), is the prestigious 2010 Victoires de l’Innovation Hospitalières (Victory in Hospital Innovation). The Victoires de la Modernisation de l’État 2010 (Victories of the Modernization of the State) recognizes those working to ensure a quality public service in hospitals.

For the second award, Le Trophée de l’Innovation Territoriales 2010 – TIC Santé Sociale (Territorial Innovation Trophy for ICT and Social Health) – CH Douai bested six other finalists in the ICT/Healthcare category.

CH Douai has deployed a state-of-the art bedside information and entertainment system, installed by French healthcare services operator Telecom Services. In addition to the digital TV, time-shifting and video on demand (VoD) services from GoBackTV, it enables patients to access high-speed Internet, email, phone and games via a single user interface running on touch-screen multimedia terminals. Hospital staff can also access clinical applications and patient records.

"I want to thank everybody for these awards - we at Douai are all happy and proud of this innovation and modernization prize,” comments Edmond Mackowiak, Directeur Général of Douai. “We installed a Terminal MultiMedia, which is a new technology, for the patients and hospital staff, with access to various TV, Internet and phone services. For example, a patient can now share pictures of a new baby, instantaneously from the maternity ward, for family outside the hospital to see. It also allows doctors to access patient files remotely, from the patient’s room."

“We congratulate CH Douai on the public recognition of its award-winning application of ICT technology for patient education, entertainment, and healthcare management,” said Rei Brockett, VP of Product Management and Marketing at GoBackTV. “What CH Douai has introduced is a great example of how modern healthcare is evolving, improving the partnership between patient and caregiver.”

About GoBackTV - GoBackTV delivers the digital headend solutions that television service operators need to rapidly introduce, quickly scale, and efficiently support the newest generation of digital video services. GoBackTV's RetroVue suite of products enables operators, hotels, and hospitals to cost-effectively support a wealth of stream-based personal-TV applications, including IPTV over cable, middleware, switched broadcast, time-shifting, VoD, Startover, Lookback, and network DVR.

About CH Douai – Central Hospital Douai operates in the most northern region of France, and is one of the newest state-of-the-art hospitals in the country. The 65,000 m² complex serves a population of 270,000 people, has 640 beds and 391 single patient rooms, and has the total of 450 multimedia terminals for the use of the patients and the hospital staff.

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