Cerner launches first hi-tech hospital room
Dubai, June 1, 2009
Cerner, the leading global provider of healthcare IT (HIT) solutions, has launched Cerner Smart Room, the first HIT development of its kind in the Middle East.
The typical hospital stay for most patients includes medical staff coming in and out of their room at seemingly random times, doctors and nurses writing notes in a paper chart and basic TV with lots of re-runs. This is what people experience during their hospital stays.
But now, with its Smart Room, Cerner is changing the experience of the average hospital stay. Imagine knowing when your doctor was scheduled to come for a visit or when the laboratory was coming to draw blood.
What if you could see a photo and bio of the nurse appear on a flat-screen TV at your bedside as soon as she walks into the room? How about being able to access your personal health record and information about your health condition on that same TV screen?
“The Cerner solutions in the Smart Room give patients access to their health information to help them be active participants in their care, improves patient communication with healthcare providers and provides education and entertainment,” said Richard Berner, Cerner Middle East vice president and general manager.
“This helps make the patient’s stay in a hospital a little more comfortable while at the same time improving patient safety and clinician satisfaction.”
The Smart Room incorporates technology and workflow solutions to improve patient care and clinician efficiency.-TradeArabia News Service