Digital transformation in healthcare, the hospitals of the future

Human and business activity has undergone great progress as a result of digitalization, which is expanding towards the use of machine and system intelligence. Therefore, it is essential that society and its organizations reinvent themselves and transform their processes to optimize their results.

Digital transformation is a process that integrates digital technology into all aspects of the business/organization. It is directly linked to business KIPs, which makes it a fundamental part of the business plan.

It should be noted that digital transformation can be extrapolated to any sector, so today we are going to talk about the application of new technologies in the healthcare sector.

Smart hospitals

Digital transformation is an essential tool for increasing the effectiveness of preventive and care actions, improving sustainability and increasing process efficiency.
Smart infrastructure technology for hospitals leverages data from OT and IT systems to create smart environments that support the entire patient recovery process, as well as helping the center’s management to have improved management, giving rise to the hospitals of the future, also known as Smart Hospitals.
To better understand this new concept, we must pause for a moment on the term Smart City, which has its main driver in the use of innovation and technological potential as tools for transformation and improvement of quality of life.

In a smart city, the implementation of sensors and IoT devices are responsible for collecting data, facilities, traffic systems, security, supplies, etc. to be processed and sent to specific management platforms, where they can be visualized, analyzed and even operate in real time the facilities of a building or different areas of the city.
In the digitization process lies the technological endowment of buildings. It is at this point that the monitoring of hospital centers comes into play to regulate the performance and optimization of their resources and improve staff productivity and customer service.

To this end, new technologies have become the basis of healthcare digitization, as they make it easier for organizations to save money and achieve sustainability when implementing their IT infrastructures.

In this sector, it is essential to focus on artificial intelligence (AI), mainly because of its deep and automatic learning capacity. This branch of AI, known as Machine Learning, makes it possible to detect anomalies and make medical predictions by means of a diagnostic and analytical system. For this, machine learning must work hand in hand with Big Data, as it requires huge amounts of data to achieve the implementation of predictive medicine.
Among the objectives of the digitalization of the healthcare sector is to offer customers personalized and efficient assistance and, thanks to the monitoring of all its systems and interconnectivity between its employees, to improve all internal and external processes.

Advantages of digital transformation in hospitals

As we have seen, new technologies have been a turning point in the healthcare sector. The digital transformation of hospital centers is the new healthcare revolution, which considerably benefits both parties: patient and center.

Patient care and assistance
The digital medical record, direct communication between patient and doctor, and the agility adopted by the latter in decision making thanks to IoMT (Internet of Medical Things), provides the patient with a good experience in their medical care, due to the unique and personalized attention received.

Facility management
The implementation of IoT sensors in the hospital’s assets and facilities, connected to a centralized platform, allows management and control from an operations center, achieving energy efficiency and sustainability, as well as optimized organization and process management.
Therefore, the correct use and implementation of artificial intelligence, the internet of things and advanced analytics in hospitals, provides centralized control and proper management of resources, resulting in an improved patient experience and greater efficiency in the administration of the center.

Do you want to know how far centralized control goes in a hospital?

Nexus Integra has already implemented its software platform at La Fe hospital in Valencia. Now this complex -which we could consider a micro city- has a complete control that allows it to consult and operate in real time, each of the monitored devices of its entire infrastructure. In this way, it obtains an exhaustive and real knowledge of its operation.

From the Nexus Integra software, La Fe acquires a direct and centralized access to the air conditioning and comfort systems of rooms, the status of primary care, consumption and power and water supply, fire prevention systems, etc.. Achieving a substantial improvement in both administrative management and patient care.

 

Start now the digital transformation towards the Smart Hospital with Nexus Inegra.

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