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Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Says Sharp Displays are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Says Sharp Displays are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Business Environment Challenges
When the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) opened its doors in August of 2018, it began with a vision “to be the nation’s leader in training caring and expert osteopathic physicians.” In order to help fulfill this ambition, the Meridian, Idaho-based school looked to install high-quality monitors around campus to enhance the learning experience for its students and instructors.

ICOM required numerous sturdy, high-quality monitors in a variety of large sizes—while remaining within the school’s budget. Because precision is of the utmost concern when it comes to medical training, there is a general push in the healthcare industry to use 4K resolution displays. ICOM sought alternative 1080p resolution solutions that also offered crystal clear images. The monitors had to be big enough for 80 to 100 students to view in a laboratory without crowding around them. In addition, they needed to be durable enough to run for long periods of time since they were also to be used for digital signage purposes throughout the campus. 

"These monitors are of such high quality that our users don’t miss having 4K displays, and the price point was much lower."

Brian Atkinson, ICOM IT Director


Organization
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM)

Challenges

  • Instructor needed to see the presentation in an auditorium without turning his or her back to the students 
  • Up to 100 students in a lab had to see the displays without crowding around
  • Getting high-quality screens throughout the school that are expected to last many years without issues—all within the school’s budget

Solutions

  • A 90" Class (90 1/64" diagonal) “confidence monitor” in the auditorium that allows the instructor to see the presentation’s content without turning around
  • Lab students can see minute details of manipulations through various large monitors
  • Some 56 monitors in four sizes are used in various areas on campus for a variety of purposes

Results

  • ICOM’s staff members and students are happy with the quality of the monitors’ images. 
  • The integrator received positive feedback from the school