U.S. Health-Care Provider Taps Canadian IP Firm

MedWest Health System has chosen March Networks to standardize their “VideoSphere” video management system.
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MedWest Health System, an affiliation of three hospital campuses in North Carolina, has implemented March Networks, a global provider of intelligent internet protocol (IP) video solutions, to standardize the health-care provider’s “VideoSphere” video management system (VMS), March Networks says in a written statement.

MedWest tapped March Networks’ VideoSphere to enhance safety and security, and guard against false liability claims. The solution enables the health-care provider to centralize video management and respond more effectively to emergency situations with its live monitoring capabilities.

VideoSphere also allows the health-care center to deploy an advanced IP video network while protecting investments in existing analog cameras, said March Networks, which is located in Ottawa, Canada.

“Our goal is to be this region’s leading health-care provider, therefore we needed a reliable, scalable solution that delivers the latest advances in IP video surveillance and a clear ROI,” says Jason Woodbery, MedWest’s director of security. “The March Networks solution not only ensures that we can maintain the highest security standards, it also provides us with significant operational benefits,” he said, adding, “It’s easy to maintain and operate, and video evidence from the systems has already been instrumental in resolving multiple incidents.”

“Medical institutions worldwide are under increasing pressure to find new efficiencies in the face of rising healthcare costs and declining reimbursements,” said Net Payne, March Networks’ chief marketing officer. “Our IP video solutions can help these institutions realize substantial savings by providing high-definition video evidence and enterprise-class system management, as well as the ability to transition cost-effectively to IP video networking,” he added.