Digital Display System Specialist Jayex Launches Med-Extranet Online Media Library

By Jayex, PRNE
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jayex Enables Healthcare Organisations to Educate Patients Through Med-Extranet Material Displayed on Waiting Room Screens

LONDON, January 19, 2011 -, the healthcare digital display system
( specialist, today
announces the launch of Med-Extranet (
); its online healthcare media library. Med-Extranet offers hospitals,
clinics, and GP surgeries online access to educational videos, digital
posters and public service announcements that can be displayed on patient
waiting room screens (

Med-Extranet is a free service available to Jayex customers that enables
healthcare organisations to replace old-fashioned, paper-based notices and
posters and deliver tailored healthcare information via digital screens in
the waiting room. Through designated Med-Extranet logins, healthcare
organisations can select from a range of highly intuitive videos produced by
NHS Choices, IDS UK and GasSafe which address key issues, such as diet,
symptoms of illness or raising awareness on the dangers of carbon monoxide
poisoning. The service also allows organisations to choose from a wide
selection of electronic posters promoting national services, campaigns and
health & well-being information.

Bob Marsh, Director, Jayex, comments, "Healthcare organisations are under
increasing pressure to improve patient throughput without impacting upon the
quality of care delivered. Furthermore, the government-led changes across
healthcare as a whole will place further demands on clinician's time and
resources. As such, healthcare professionals have less time to educate
patients on other healthcare issues than that of the nature of their

Marsh continues, "Educating patients whilst they wait is an attractive
offering for practice managers, chief executives and clinicians, who can
select information pertaining to issues relevant to their local area via
Med-Extranet. For example, an outbreak of swine flu in a particular region
could trigger the practice manager to search and select within Med-Extranet
for educational videos detailing preventative measures. The Med-Extranet
content can then be showcased on waiting room screens. This enables patients
to understand how to avoid catching the virus and minimise widespread
infection through the Med-Extranet online media library."

Presented on the Jayex digital display system, Med-Extranet content can
be combined with patient call information as well as easily configurable
messages that can promote community care services and/or information on
cancelling unwanted appointments to reduce the number of Did Not Attends

Marsh adds, "In today's 24×7 society, individuals have extremely busy
schedules and tend to plan appointments around work or social commitments.
Patients often want to be diagnosed, treated and prescribed as quickly as
possible; the opportunity with Med-Extranet to educate patients via waiting
room screens in the idle time from arrival to being called by the GP or
clinician is compelling."

Marsh concludes, "With Jayex's digital display system offering an
educational and preventative approach to healthcare through Med-Extranet, the
NHS can improve health awareness, drive down unnecessary appointments and
reduce DNAs; whilst encouraging patients to take control over their own
health issues through the power of knowledge."

About Jayex (

Established in 1978, Jayex is a pioneer in the field of programmable
digital display system technology with over 23,000 customers worldwide in all
business market sectors. Jayex specialises in delivering workflow management,
touch screen solutions, waiting room screens and patient call displays to
over 6,000 healthcare organisations in the UK.

Offering a full range of products and support services, Jayex provides
off-the-shelf as well as custom-designed solutions incorporating the latest
innovations and advances in technology. The Jayex product range comprises:
Med-Extranet, Touch Screen Self Check-In Kiosks, Patient Call Displays, LCD
Digital Signage, Queue Management Systems and indoor and outdoor LED
displays. Jayex has also established strong strategic partnerships with
vendors such as IBM, EMIS, InPS, TPP, iSOFT and Siemens.

Jayex Technology Limited is a subsidiary of Jayex Group Limited,
headquartered in London, with offices in Paris.

    For more information please contact:

    Krista Le Beau / Lauren Hayward
    The itpr Group
    Tel: +44(0)1932-578800

For more information please contact: Krista Le Beau / Lauren Hayward, The itpr Group, Tel: +44(0)1932-578800

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