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  • Writer's pictureShiva Prakash M C


India is one of the country with the second largest population in the world, being a home for around 1.33 billion people and hospitality can be one of the major fields in such scenarios. At present, the country’s birth rate is around 18.2 for every thousand inhabitants with an average life expectancy of 69.7 years, which is still lower than the global average of around 72 to 75 years. Meanwhile, the death rate is around 7.3 for every thousand inhabitants. So, in order to take care of a country with such a huge population, the hospitals should be well advanced with an implementation of latest technologies.

As we all know, Some of an individual hospitals are facing lack of advancement in technologies. In order to meet the rising standards of competition and novelty, Here are some of the advanced technologies ranging from an electronic health records to imaging technology based on financial, patient safety and regulatory factors, which can be implemented at various hospitals to improve the patient care.

1. Electronic Health Record (EHR) System

EHR is one of the most advanced technology in terms of medical field which has acquired more attention than any other existing technologies. It is basically designed to store the records of health information in digital format. It mainly includes past medical history, vital signs, diagnosis report, treatment plans, medications, lab results and imaging reports.

It can also help in tracking of patients shifted from one location to another at much more easier way with a help of information stored in EHR. The power of an EHR lies not only in the data it contains, but also how the data is shared. EHR provides an instant access to authorized persons across health organizations and help them in proceeding with their clinical decisions wisely.

2. Surgical and Service Line Technologies

When it comes to a surgical technologies within hospital, it may include digital surgery, robotic systems, imaging technologies and transformation of surgical spaces projected to become more ubiquitous. The next-generation devices contributes to the rise of “digital operating room”, which aims at integration of images, information, work flow available in hospital and operation theaters.

Such integration can distribute and record information while adding an intelligence. It is expected that digital surgery will contribute to the quality of surgery. Especially, an introduction of augmented or artificial intelligence (AI) will be a major step forward.

3. Hybrid Operating Rooms (OR)

Operating rooms (OR) are one of the most critical areas in hospitals and some of the crucial components of operating rooms are surgical lights, simple operating tables and critical surgical devices. In order to increase the demand for an operational efficiency and precision, the adoption of automated and sophisticated technologies like surgical robotics, high-resolution displays, surgical navigation systems and well-integrated network infrastructure has to be carried out.

The usage of such technologies may result in smarter, effective and less risky for patients and provides a new era of innovation for surgery. One can also control the robotic cameras with an eye movements, as they move into the patient’s bodies through tiny incisions. While, the usage of navigation systems can reduce the risk of complications and improves the safety and quality of surgeries.

4. Ultrasound Imaging Device (Sonography)

Ultrasound imaging is a medical device which uses sound waves to produce the pictures of an internal structure of the body. It is mainly used to diagnose the causes of pain, swelling, infection in an internal organs of the body and also to examine a baby in a pregnant women. Ultrasound scanning is a safest and noninvasive technique which does not use any ionizing radiations.

Most of the people associate with an ultrasound scanning during pregnancy, which scans to provide an expectant mother with the first view of her unborn child. Advancements in ultrasound technology includes three-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound that formats the sound wave data into 3-D images.

5. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IOT)

In this modern era, the customers will expect to interact with hospitality companies across a variety of digital channels and in turn expects the rapid responses. Of course, having staff monitoring for all of those channels and delivering the swift responses is highly difficult. So, this is where chat-bots and AI comes into picture. Chat-bots is a computer program that simulates a natural human conversation which is able to understand the questions easily and provide the responses instantaneously with a help of pre-set answers. It in turn reduces the burden away from the customer service staff and also improves the experience for customers.

On the other hand, Internet of Things (IOT) enabled devices have made remote monitoring in healthcare sector possible, unleashing the potential to keep patients safe and healthy. It mainly involves an extending internet connectivity to everyday objects, devices and appliances. IOT devices tagged with sensors are used for tracking real time location of medical equipment like wheelchairs, nebulizers, oxygen pumps and other monitoring equipment which results in reduced cost, faster disease diagnosis with a help of continuous monitoring. Data generated through IOT devices helps in effective decision making and also ensures smooth healthcare operations with reduced errors.

Please share your reviews on upgrading the existing technologies at hospitality and ensuring to provide best treatments for the people.

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