Philadelphia hospital to have smart patient rooms

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital installing voice-recognition technology

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia will have cognitive hospital rooms to give patients more control over their hospital stay, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

With in-room speakers with voice-recognition technology, patients can control features such as light, window blinds and temperature.

Patients can also inquire about the facility or get background information on doctors.

“Being in a hospital can often be a hectic, anxiety-ridden, or even intimidating experience for patients and their loved ones,” Neil Gomes, vice president for technology innovation and consumer experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, said in the article.

Read the article.


October 21, 2016

Topic Area: Information Technology

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