March Networks, a provider of IP video solutions, announced that MedWest Health System, an affiliation of three-hospital campuses in North Carolina, has standardized on the company's VMS to enhance safety and security, and guard against false liability claims. The solution enables MedWest to centralize video management and respond more effectively to emergency situations with its live monitoring capabilities. It also allows the healthcare center to deploy a IP video network while protecting investments in existing analog cameras.
“Our goal is to be this region's healthcare provider, therefore we needed a solution that delivers the advances in IP video surveillance and a clear ROI,” said Jason Woodbery, Director of Security for MedWest. “The March Networks solution not only ensures that we can maintain the highest security standards, it also provides us with significant operational benefits. It's easy to maintain and operate, and video evidence from the systems has been instrumental in resolving multiple incidents.”
Working with March Networks solution provider Intelligent Access Systems, MedWest deployed a VMS solution that integrates server platforms with the preconfigured VMS software and network camera connection licenses to ensure installation and optimum performance. It is also using encoders and hybrid recorders to bring its existing analog cameras onto the IP network and support new network cameras in some locations. Access to archived video evidence, as well as live video streaming from cameras covering its emergency rooms and behavioral health unit, are tightly restricted.
“Medical institutions worldwide are under increasing pressure to find new efficiencies in the face of rising healthcare costs and declining reimbursements,” said Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer, March Networks. “They are also dealing with numerous security-related issues, such as costly equipment theft and liability claims. Our IP video solutions can help these institutions realize substantial savings by providing HD video evidence and enterprise-class system management, as well as the ability to transition cost-effectively to IP video networking.”