‘Smart hospitals’ are on the horizon

August 27, 2019

The next big advancement expected in healthcare facilities is the  “smart hospital,” according to an article on the Building Design and Construction website.

With multiple systems able to communicate with each other, such a building perform functions like another medical practitioner.

At the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, now under construction in Toronto, building systems and medical technology will be linked.

For instance, when a patient’s monitor detects a heart attack, it will send a silent alert to critical care response team members equipped with wearable location services badges. The badges will automatically override elevator controls, giving team members quicker access to the patient’s floor.

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