Serving the largest group of cardiac patients in South Korea, the department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Chonnam National University Hospital in Gwangju offers adult and pediatric surgical services including coronary revascularization, vascular surgery and surgery for congenital heart disease. Over the years, the hospital has taken steps to reform the facility into a smart hospital by adding state-of-the-art equipment and information systems to provide more efficient services, keep patients better informed and more effectively train staff.
Cardiac surgeon Dr. Song Sangyoon performs a high volume of operations so considers it essential to keep staff up-to-date on the latest techniques and procedures. To find a more efficient way to provide training, he searched for a high quality video recorder stable enough to live stream surgeries for viewing anywhere within the facility, while simultaneously recording video files for later use. A technician is not always available during surgeries so it is imperative that the equipment is easy to operate by anyone and that recorded files are easily accessible.