We wanted to see what would get us the best value for money without compromising on quality. After an extensive comparison between several manufacturers, Sony BRAVIA 4K professional displays came out on top.
Coordinator of Technical Application Management Operations, Education and Research, Erasmus MC
Founded in 2001, Erasmus MC University Medical Center in Rotterdam is recognised as a leading innovator in healthcare. Offering high-quality clinical treatment and care for patients, it’s also a centre of excellence for medical education and world-class research.
Digitalised healthcare journeys are an increasingly common aspect of the modern world for patients and staff. As the Netherlands’ largest university hospital, Erasmus MC knew that it needed to modernise its own IT operations to offer seamless content and information sharing.
It was also imperative for Erasmus MC that staff and students should be able to collaborate and connect with colleagues on different shift patterns, between operating rooms, as well as being able to collaborate with other medical institutions remotely for advice on specific cases, and to assist the organisation’s commitment to open and insightful knowledge sharing.
Previously Erasmus MC was reliant on different brands of display screen installed in lobbies, public areas, operating theatres and meeting rooms. This meant that digital pathways used to share information were complex and confusing, with unreliable connections and incompatible content sharing functions. The hospital’s old screens were also only functional 16 hours a day, despite the need for a round-the-clock information sharing and display capability.
Working with audiovisual solutions expert Schaay-AV, Erasmus MC has overhauled its display technology implemented across the hospital campus to increase the efficiency of its operations.
High-brightness 55” BZ40 Series BRAVIA Professional Displays installed in communal areas make information accessible 24/7 to patients and employees. They’re complemented by 65”, 75”and 85” BRAVIA BZ40 Series displays in meeting rooms and operating theatres. The large, high-contrast 4K screens can be used for internal MS Teams meetings, as well as for external collaboration with other hospitals such as multidisciplinary consultations.
Erasmus MC chose to work with Schaay AV, selecting Sony products because of the best-in-class technology and reliability they offered. The hospital enjoys peace of mind that its digital information system will be operative at all times, with Schaay AV on hand for prompt technical support if any issues occur – vital in a mission critical healthcare environment.
“We had to look at what was the best fit for our hospital. One of the most critical requirements as to provide clear information and direction for our staff, patients and visitors” says Ivo Baumann, Coordinator of Technical Application Management Operations in Education and Research at Erasmus MC. “We wanted to see what would get us the best value for money without compromising on quality. After going through an extensive comparison from several manufacturers, Sony BRAVIA 4K professional displays came out on top.”