New Technologies comes in with a quick pace when it comes to healthcare and fits in well with the current healthcare system moving along with this process Stanford University has built a new hospital that is connected with technology for each and every task in the building except treating patients as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
“Hospital in your hands like your smartphone”
The new hospital designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects which took 10 years and $2.1 billion to built is located at the Stanford Health Care campus in Palo Alto, California. It includes 368 private rooms with features like an intuitive keypad for patients to choose entertainment options and also the option to control temperature, lighting and window blinds from their beds.
Innovative features of the Hospital:
Robotic Pharmacy: The best feature of the new futuristic hospital is that it has a pharmacy that is run by Robots means Robots will pick up your medicines will be packed and delivered by automated guided vehicle, another type of robot, to dispensing stations throughout the hospital.
Another fleet of 23 automated guided vehicles are available that are programmed to assist with laundry delivery and trash disposal.
Internet of Things: The new hospital is equipped with sensors that can track the location of staff and equipment in real time which improves efficiency and inventory control. It can support up to 120,000 connected devices while streaming 4K high-definition video. All MRI equipments and other systems will be integrated with one another in new ways.
Remote Monitoring: To provide safe and swift monitoring to patients doctors and nurses will be able to monitor multiple patients from a single remote location and the alerts and alarms will go directly to secure mobile devices that will be used by nurses and doctors which will help to stop sounding high-pitch alarms — reducing noise levels.
The expensive cost of this hospital is also a concern will this technology work as smooth as promised.