Project Description

St. Joseph, Missouri

Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, has implemented a digital signage network throughout its facility to make the stays of patients easier and more productive.

Based on Keywest Technology’s digital signage software, the network plays back area-appropriate messaging on six 42-inch LCD flat screen monitors. Each displays content that’s pertinent to patients in those locations. For example, the sign in the emergency room and registration area passes on helpful information about registering for admission to the hospital. The sign in the cafeteria displays the days menu and healthy tips about a balanced diet. In OB/delivery, messaging offers tips for parents about newborns.

Heartland hospital creates and monitors playback on each monitor from a central studio where six additional LCD panels display what’s being fed to each monitor on the network. Two additional panels are used for building digital signage pages and playback lists with Keywest Technology’s MediaZone software. Graphics, video, text in separate zones are combined and scheduled from the central studio.

Since installing the system in October 2007, hospital administration has been particularly impressed with how the digital signage network addresses the specific informational needs of patients.