Iasis extends CareView contract

Iasis Healthcare has expanded and extended a six-month “test” contract with a Texas company, an agreement that provides patients with  high–speed data networking service in two of the Franklin-based hospital owner's facilities.

The service is designed to improve care by giving patients expanded communication and entertainment options.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The contract between Lewisville, Texas-based CareView Communications, Inc. and Iasis was initiated in November 2011. The cable– provided communication is now available to only a certain number of “select beds” within Iasis’ larger system of 20 hospitals, entities containing a collective total of approximately 4,400 licensed beds.

"After achieving such demonstrable results, IASIS intends to use CareView’s full suite of services including nursing modules, that facilitate and monitor rounding,“ Tedd Adair, Iasis’ vice president of clinical operations, said in a company statement.