Setting a Model for the Digital Hospitals of the Future
A hospital in Dubai is doing things that until recently were only seen in fiction. Using the latest technology, from Google Glass to 3D printing, the Suleiman Habib hospital has been dubbed ‘the hospital of the future’ yet again as it continues to treat patients with some of the latest and best that medical tech has to offer.
Here’s an example: going for an MRI or CT scan is not most people’s idea of a fun afternoon, and research has shown that the environment patients are treated in can have a big impact on their health. That’s why, at Suleiman Habib, you can customize the ambiance by choosing from different decors in the scanner.
Other than making patients feel more at ease, the technology permeating every room in the 200-bed facility enhances diagnostics, improving performance, helping lower costs, and ultimately making the hospital a better place for doctors, radiologists, and patients alike.
Emergency Medical Technicians en route to the emergency room use Google Glass to communicate with on-site doctors through real-time video and voice calls, providing up to the minute information regarding the condition of a patient allowing the in-house team to correctly prepare for the patient’s arrival.
The convergence of technology, design, and medical expertise has made the Suleiman Al-Habib hospital in Dubai the only hospital of its kind in the region.
Harnessing the power of the Industrial Internet, which we report on regularly on The Pulse, the integration of medical equipment, medical data, and IT systems gives doctors powerful tools to improve outcomes for patients and improve their stay in the hospital.
Doctors can share medical imaging results and other diagnostic data with experts located anywhere on Earth for a second opinion, to get the most accurate diagnosis and the best treatment possible for their patient. This ‘digital hospital’ is also a place where patient records, tests, treatment plans and other information is secure but always at hand for caregivers across the facility.
Suleiman Al-Habib Hospital is the Habib Medical Group’s flagship facility, located in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC). DHCC is a growing regional hub for healthcare that also serves the large and growing population of citizens and residents living in the UAE.
“As a leading provider of medical healthcare in the region, Dr. Suleiman Al-Habib Medical Group is proud to operate this cutting-edge Digital Hospital that is home to some of the most innovative digital technology and comprehensive patient-centered solutions available in the world,” said Nasser Al Huqbani, President and CEO of the Suleiman Al-Habib Medical Group. “Our technology partner, GE, has once again demonstrated their commitment to supporting us in our ongoing endeavors to offer superior healthcare services to the community.”
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This article was originally published on The Pulse.