Using Video Cameras in Healthcare to Improve Care

I must admit that I didn’t know exactly what I was getting into when I scheduled this video interview with Paul Baratta, Business Development Manager for healthcare at Axis Communications. However, I was intrigued by the idea that they were using thermal cameras in healthcare to detect various healthcare incidents.

The great news is that Paul Baratta really opened my eyes to a lot of possibilities for how various cameras (standard and thermal) can help a hospital work more effectively. Along with talking about the thermal cameras they’ve implemented in hospitals, we also talk about other ways that cameras can help an organization run smoother and more efficiently. Think about a video camera monitoring an IV bag. That’s cool tech. We also talk about the privacy issues related to cameras and the privacy benefits of using thermal cameras. Plus, I ask Paul about the cost and ROI of cameras and whether they’re reasonable for every size healthcare organization or not.

Needless to say, after this interview, I’m even more confident that video cameras are going to be an important part of the wired room in healthcare. To see what I mean, check out my interview with Paul Baratta from Axis Communications.

Let me know what you think of the use of video cameras in healthcare. Do you disagree with any of the comments I or Paul shared? Do you see other applications where video cameras could make a difference in healthcare organizations? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments or on Twitter with @HealthcareScene.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.