Healthcare IT provider CareView Communications is to install its CareView system in Palmetto Health Richland hospital in South Carolina, US, for a six month trial.

The real-time video monitoring system connects the patient to a nursing station, allowing for continual observation.

It is hoped that the product, which will be installed in 82 beds, will allow Palmetto Health Richland to maintain quality standards, and efficiently and cost-effectively monitor and treat patients.

CareView CEO Samuel Greco said the company is confident that the CareView system will exceed expectations in the pilot programme and that Palmetto Health will deploy it throughout their facilities.