Smart Hospitals are more than digital hospitals. They are much more than just paperless hospitals. In fact, they are more than technology.
The implementation of smart hospitals requires a comprehensive strategy, holistic vision, alignment with business goals, and understanding of cutting-edge technology. It needs a strong framework that can bring all these together – the framework has to be flexible, scalable, and future-ready.
Smart Hospital Strategy
A comprehensive strategy for smart hospitals takes a holistic view of healthcare to meet the dual objectives of patient care and hospital performance. Beyond just digitization, the strategy considers hospital processes, staff, patients, and technology to automate existing workflows, and improve data availability, clinical outcomes and hospital efficiencies.
Smart hospitals bring together the right technologies to solve the most pressing problems. They take advantage of the latest technology developments in areas such as wearables, sensors, connected devices, RFID, Face recognition, analytics, mobility, cloud, interactive kiosks, wireless technology, etc, to make healthcare better.
Smart hospitals are built on modular software solutions. Each component of this solution addresses a specific set of requirements. Hospitals can leverage such tried and tested components individually as well as collectively. This is a step-by-step approach to digitization that can start with familiar solutions such as electronic health records, HIS, mobile apps, etc. and keep expanding.