UC Irvine Medical Center opens interactive patient unit: 3 details  

University of California Irvine Medical Center has opened a 16-bed unit that features patient rooms with interactive tech systems, including digital white boards that display EHR data. 

Three details: 

1. The medical center tapped smart hospital tech provider SONIFI Health to help launch the  patient unit, accelerated by about a month to make room for  more patients  during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2. Each digital whiteboard in the patient rooms is integrated with the medical center'sEpic EHR system, allowings patients and families to view real-time updates about their specific condition, care team and care plan and other information. 

3. The rooms also have interactive televisions that allow clinicians to access the most up-to-date information on the patient's health and give patients the ability to view educational resources about their care plan and tools to communicate with their clinical team. 

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