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HP helps healthcare providers around world go digital

HP has announced that it is working with healthcare providers across the globe to improve their operational and business processes through the HP Digital Hospital Solution. The HP Digital Hospital Solution is an integrated set of technologies and services from HP and its partners that allows healthcare providers to deliver better service to patients by aligning technology with business and patient priorities. Examples of healthcare institutions around the world that are going digital to improve patient safety and achieve their operational goals include: The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (Leicester, United Kingdom) sought to design, implement and manage a fast, reliable and secure communications infrastructure. Leveraging HP’s experience in digital hospital design and implementation, the Trust deployed a network composed of wireless network infrastructure and voice communications. The network is helping healthcare professionals in retrieving and sharing patient information quickly. Further investment also is planned to enable the tracking of mobile equipment and key assets, monitor patients remotely and collaborate more efficiently for effective patient care. The program is designed to support the delivery of electronic patient records, clinical, operational and business systems. The Akershus University Hospital (Oslo, Norway), which opened this month, is set to become one of Europe’s most technically advanced hospitals. HP has outfitted the hospital with a high-performance digital network, security infrastructure, teleconference and video conference systems, as well as desktop and printing facilities. By going digital, Akershus also hopes to become one of the most patient-orientated and cost-effective hospitals in Norway. The hospital expects to reduce operating costs by at least 20% and leverage its digital network system to enhance service and treatment methods. Additional information on the Akershus digital hospital implementation is available in this video presentation, delivered at the HP Health and Life Sciences Symposium. Asklepios Kliniken (Hamburg, Germany) is developing some of the most advanced hospitals in Europe through its Asklepios Future Hospital (AFH) program. Based on its OneIT concept, Asklepios has partnered with HP to deploy seamless, interoperable and secure communications across its network. This solution ensures that all medical devices within the hospital are connected with a central, digital clinical information system. As a result, Asklepios has realised a decrease in doctor workload, reduction in duplicate patient examinations and improvement of documentation quality. The University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) in Ann Arbor, Mich., USA, is working with HP to develop the business and technology requirements for the future CS Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital. In addition, UMHS is uating several components of the HP Digital Hospital Solution to build on the architecture, including increased two-way communications by key stakeholders (patient, clinician and support staff), as well as increased integration of its communications, information, administrative and facilities systems. This enhanced integration is designed to help improve patient care and organizational efficiency. London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), located in Ontario, Canada, recently deployed HP’s technology to digitally track the location and use of infusion pumps within one of its hospitals. This asset-tracking system allows its clinicians to spend less time searching for equipment and more time with patients. It is expected to increase patient safety by ensuring that the right infusion pump is in the right treatment ward, and that the use of the pumps already purchased by the hospital is maximized. This frees up capital dollars for other projects. HP and LHSC also are working on new initiatives as LHSC readies its new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion. Latin American General Hospital in Lagos de Moreno (Jalisco, Mexico) was outfitted with the latest in server, PC and mobility solutions from HP to improve real-time delivery of critical information, while reducing costs associated with printing and imaging. These solutions are focused on several departments

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