CARY – Amid mounting fear and confusion related to the coronavirus outbreak, TeleHealth Services has produced a video message to help hospitals inform patients and visitors about the virus, and how to prevent its spread.

The brief two-minute video created by TeleHealth Services’ Client Outcomes Team uses guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and federal “plain language” guidelines for clarity.

It is now available on-demand for hospitals across the country to display on patient room televisions and in other locations such as waiting rooms, lobbies, and cafeterias.

It comes as North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Tuesday to prevent further spread of the disease.

“We provide hospital patients and visitors with educational health information every day,” said TeleHealth Services General Manager Kevin Colores, in a statement. “Our Outcomes Team did a tremendous job responding quickly to help our hospital customers share information from the CDC experts about the virus, symptoms, how it is transmitted, and best practices to prevent spreading the disease.”

TeleHealth Services is a provider of audio/visual solutions to enhance the patient experience, with an estimated 2,500 healthcare clients nationwide. It is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation (TLC), a subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation, a $52 billion Fortune Global 500 company based in Japan.

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