Auralia Hospital’s PMS allows the management team to view real-time data regarding operations within the hospital, current staff levels, use of resources including medical equipment and rooms, bed occupancy, patient flow times and doctors’ work-loads. This allows hospital management to plan and improve the use of hospital resources by making decisions using complete datasets, resulting in better overall healthcare performance and patient outcomes. Thus the digitalisation based economic benefits add up with the undisputable benefits for patients in a smart hospital.
In retrospect, smart technology including artificial intelligence (AI) is a relatively new technological advancement compared to other technologies available to us. Despite that being the case, it has quickly become one of the most dominant technologies out there in recent years. Why is that? The answer revolves around three main factors – comfort, leisure and safety.
The interaction of smart tech and each of the three factors mentioned above could easily form an article of their own, or have their multiple intersections discussed and debated. But for the purpose of this article, I will focus solely on the safety factor. Indeed, only recently, smart technology and AI played a pivotal part in the roll-out of the first COVID-19 vaccines, allowing World Health Organisation medical teams to forecast the knock-on effects and consequences of the various options available to them in relation to “who should get the first vaccines”. The ability to use smart tech and AI to forecast that elderly and health compromised individuals were most at risk without vaccination undoubtedly saved countless lives.
The Rise of Smart Hospitals
It was established in 2005 and is Irelands leading provider of cosmetic and weight loss surgery. The rise of smart tech within Auralia Hospital began in 2018, with the implementation of their cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Patient Management System (PMS). Wirelessly integrating their CRM and PMS with their