As technology becomes smarter, is your hospital keeping up?

6 minute read 29 Oct 2019
By Aloha McBride

EY Global Health Consulting Leader

Passionate about the delivery of safe, high-quality healthcare at a reasonable price. Innovator. Dog mom.

6 minute read 29 Oct 2019

In a smart hospital, people, their environment and systems are connected in real time and the data generated is used in intelligent ways. 

Traditional hospitals that successfully complete the transformation to a smart hospital can drastically improve the patient experience, personalize medical treatment, better utilize scarce and expensive resources, and greatly minimize errors.

Becoming a smart hospital goes far beyond going digital

To become a smart hospital, a few key questions should be asked.

  • In which technologies should we invest in the coming years and which solutions are the most suitable for us?
  • How do we use the data that is generated in our hospital in safe and meaningful ways?
  • What strategic impact does a transformation to a smart hospital have?
  • What demands does a smart hospital place on our digital infrastructure in general and on EHR in particular?
  • How can technology unburden our employees and keep them enthusiastic and motivated?
  • How do we involve our employees and motivate them to embrace new technologies and adjust their way of working?

This video provides a view of what the smart hospital looks like.

Summary

Smart hospitals improve patient experience, personalize treatments, better utilize resources and minimize errors.

About this article

By Aloha McBride

EY Global Health Consulting Leader

Passionate about the delivery of safe, high-quality healthcare at a reasonable price. Innovator. Dog mom.