An intelligent integrated system to leverage the healthcare industry

November 3, 2016

Healthcare organisations and service providers can capitalise on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with the latest intelligent wireless and automation solutions that unleash a new generation of consumer-facing services and business models.

Smart building solutions to provide power generation in hospitals and health centres to ensure the flexibility needed to control and save energy usage in the most critical medical environments and structures.

Automations to improve hospitals efficiency together by catering patients needs 

  • Operational continuity and energy management are probably the most relevant issues in this sector: power failures and downtimes must be absolutely prevented to avoid situations that can affect vital
  • Fault monitoring

–    The fault monitoring unit evaluates the information and reacts on it

–    Integration of mobile phones (via KNX telephone gateway) or PC with visualisation software for data logging possible

  •  Light control

–          Switching and dimming locally, groupWise or centrally

–          Time and presence controlled

–          Constant light control

–          Integration of DALI

–          Light scenes

  • Shutter/Blind control

–          Shutters and blinds with lamellas

–          Curtains and windows

–          Control depending on wind, rain and sun

–          Sun shading control

  •  Room temperature control

–          Heating with radiators and floor heating systems

–          Cooling with fan coil units

–          Ventilation

–          Integration of air quality measurement (CO2, Humidity)

  •  Security

–          Special sectors in a hospital have to be secured: stock for medicines, pharmacy, technical rooms

The future in healthcare industry powered by IIoT

  • Connect any wearable or portable device to the cloud, pull and analyze collected patient data in real time
  • Monitor patients at home using live video and audio streaming
  • Monitor vital health indicators collected by portable devices such as smartphones and tablets
  • Set intelligent emergency notifications sent to a physician or family
  • Charts and diagram visualization based on data collected from health monitoring devices
  • HIPAA-compliant authorization processes and data exchange
  • Data collection and real time data analysis Smart consoles to allow patients to track their treatment process and communicate with clinicians or the world
  • Real-time staff location data to manage workforce efficiently
  • Integrate monitoring devices with analytics software throughout a hospital to provide physicians with greater visibility into patient’s vitals
  • Implement in-hospital patient flow management system to effectively track patient status, location, and treatment schedule
  • Set emergency alerts, with escalation, triggered by data collected from patient monitoring devices
  • Remotely monitor and configure an automated drug delivery system
  • Collect and regulate building’s environmental characteristics, such as temperature, humidity, pressure, noise, etc.
  • Implement a medical asset management solution to allow hospital staff to quickly locate equipment, track maintenance status, ensure availability and transparency of the purchasing process
  • Pharmacy inventory management with RFID and other tagging technologies

Current smart happenings in healthcare industry

Smart hospital functions such as connected rooms, smart alerts and notifications, electronic medical record management, and smartphone-based assistant applications for caregivers shall revolutionise of the future of the healthcare industry.

Some hospitals have begun implementing “smart beds” that can detect when they are occupied and when a patient is attempting to get up. It can also adjust itself to ensure appropriate pressure and support is applied to the patient without the manual interaction of nurses. Another area where smart technology could be an asset is coupled with home medication dispensers to automatically upload data to the cloud when medication isn’t taken or any other indicators for which the care team should be alerted.

Are you looking to improve the efficiency of IIoT in your business . Learn how Anglo African team can help you to implement an IIoT strategy for your enterprise needs. The Anglo African team is fully committed to helping you in achieving your  new vision to drive operations to the fullest potential. For specific queries, get in touch with Navin by calling on: 2331636 or via e-mail at navin.mautbar@infosystems.mu .

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