The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation inside healthcare, turning into a strategic a part of enhancing care.
As a preview of his HIMSS23 presentation, Dr. Jong Soo Choi, info expertise lead at Samsung Medical Heart, mentioned SMC’s embedded expertise with MobiHealthNews by way of e-mail.
MobiHealthNews: How has Samsung Medical Heart shifted its expertise use over time?
Dr. Jong Soo Choi: To commemorate its twenty fifth anniversary, Samsung Medical Heart in Korea launched the slogan “Care collectively, blissful collectively” in 2019, signaling a brand new path for the establishment. A key technique below this slogan is the institution of a cutting-edge clever hospital, which requires the appliance of fourth industrial revolution applied sciences to reinforce the affected person expertise and journey.
Specifically, leveraging these superior applied sciences can assist acquire and analyze affected person information in real-time, enabling better-informed choices by medical professionals and customized therapy plans for sufferers.
As Samsung Medical Heart prepares for digital transformation, it has found that the path it seeks to pursue aligns nicely with the idea of HIMSS DHI [Digital Health Indicator].
MHN: What is going to your panel at HIMSS23 spotlight, and what do you hope the viewers beneficial properties from the dialogue?
- Acknowledge that hospitals want digital transformation.
- Focus on the idea of HIMSS DHI in hospitals.
- Determine [how] the idea of digital transformation is interoperability.
- Clarify person-enabled well being relies on affected person journey, enhancing affected person engagement and affected person satisfaction.
- Focus on how predictive analytics brings comfort to sufferers and operational efficiencies in hospitals.
MHN: Dr. Do Hoon LIM and Dr. Wonchul Cha will be a part of you for this panel. What matters will they highlight?
Choi: Professor Do Hoon LIM, MD, PhD [will discuss] predictive analytics of hospital operations. Samsung Medical Heart, a big complete hospital, is going through overcrowding attributable to an inflow of sufferers, inflicting lengthy wait occasions and delays for affected person admissions, and making it troublesome for severely in poor health sufferers to obtain well timed CT and MRI exams.
As a way to enhance affected person outcomes and cut back wait occasions, the hospital developed a system that makes use of predictive analytics to make real-time choices based mostly on medical information. This method additionally permits docs to share sources and make changes as wanted.
Moreover, the hospital developed AI-based predictive fashions to regulate staffing and sources to adapt to altering situations. The predictive fashions embrace a fundamental one to foretell the variety of outpatient visits. The implementation of those predictive analytics has resulted in each qualitative and quantitative enhancements in affected person satisfaction and hospital productiveness.
Professor Wonchul Cha, MD, PhD [will highlight an] AGV robotic for medical-materials logistics with IoT [internet of things] and interoperability. The AGV robotic was piloted in a single ward in February 2021, and based mostly on the success of the pilot it was expanded to 2 extra wards, with three robots in September 2021.
At the moment, six robots are delivering medical supplies to twenty wards. The robots comply with magnetic traces on the ground to maneuver round, and have Lidar sensors to forestall collisions. The algorithm for predicting the required portions for every ward can be improved and utilized to all wards. The usage of the robots has decreased the work hours for nurses, elevated job satisfaction and allowed for extra patient-directed nursing actions. The venture has additionally obtained an award from the Minister of Well being and Welfare and the “Fourth Industrial Revolution Grand Prize.”
MHN: How does HIMSS DHI help within the strategy of implementing new expertise?
Choi: The present scorching buzzword should be “chatGPT,” however within the healthcare business, the buzzword is undoubtedly “digital transformation.” Among the many digital transformation tips supplied by varied organizations for hospitals, the HIMSS DHI tips are probably the most well-organized.
The DHI guideline framework consists of 4 pillars: Governance and Workforce, Interoperability, Individual-Enabled Well being and Predictive Analytics.
On the upcoming HIMSS 2023 International Convention, Samsung Medical Heart will current its expertise using predictive analytics to supply comfort to sufferers and healthcare professionals, and share the patient-journey-based method to supply quick access to affected person info, from reservation to discharge, selling affected person engagement. Sharing outputs and outcomes by this method will present a possibility for different hospitals to enhance and contribute to constructing a greater healthcare ecosystem.
The HIMSS23 session “Digital Well being Transformation together with HIMSS DHI: The first Step” will happen Wednesday, April 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. within the McCormick Heart, South Constructing S105C.
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