You’ve probably heard a lot lately from healthcare technology companies about digital transformation. And with good reason. As a 2019 report by McKinsey & Company points out, despite all the ways that technology has transformed how people shop, bank and travel, “it has yet to make major inroads into how they receive healthcare.” At Hillrom, what sets us apart is that we’re not only talking about it, we’re taking real steps to help our customers go digital.
Consider what Hillrom has achieved in the past year alone. A year ago, nurse call was the main solution in our digital portfolio. Now, with the acquisition of Voalte and more recently, Excel Medical, we’re offering comprehensive clinical communications at the point of care, medical device integration (MDI) capabilities, alarm and alert management, and machine-learning algorithms that enable hospitals to leverage enormous amounts of patient data.
We’re building out advanced interoperability between numerous hospital systems, using an MDI layer to tie together data from smart beds, physiological monitors, electronic health records, nurse call and more. By partnering with technology leaders such as EarlySense® for contact-free, continuous monitoring on our Centrella® Smart+ Bed, we’re empowering caregivers to detect patient deterioration sooner by sending near-instant heart rate and respiratory rate alerts. Plus, our collaboration with Microsoft® lets us analyze patient data from medical devices and historical medical record information, and communicate potential patient risks directly to caregivers at the point of care.
Using Voalte mobile devices as the end point for vital patient data, our customers can make major strides toward a digital future that helps improve efficiencies for their clinicians and enhance care for their patients. You can see how all of these technologies work together at HIMSS20 in Orlando, March 9-13, at Hillrom Booth 811. Schedule a demo to see how a 100-year-old company is Advancing Connected Care™ with a complete suite of digital products, and how your healthcare organization can yield big results by implementing a digital strategy.
Trey Lauderdale is VP and GM of Care Communications at Hillrom.