As a preview of his HIMSS23 presentation, Dr. Jong Soo Choi, info know-how lead at Samsung Medical Middle, mentioned SMC’s embedded know-how with MobiHealthNews through electronic mail.
MobiHealthNews: How has Samsung Medical Middle shifted its technology use over time?
Dr. Jong Soo Choi: To commemorate its twenty fifth anniversary, Samsung Medical Middle in Korea launched the slogan “Care together, happy together” in 2019, signaling a brand new course for the establishment. A key technique underneath this slogan is the institution of a cutting-edge clever hospital, which requires the appliance of fourth industrial revolution applied sciences to boost the affected person expertise and journey.
Particularly, leveraging these superior applied sciences will help acquire and analyze affected person knowledge in real-time, enabling better-informed choices by medical professionals and personalised remedy plans for sufferers.
As Samsung Medical Middle prepares for digital transformation, it has found that the course it seeks to pursue aligns well with the concept of HIMSS DHI [Digital Health Indicator].
MHN: What’s going to your panel at HIMSS23 spotlight, and what do you hope the viewers beneficial properties from the dialogue?
- Acknowledge that hospitals want digital transformation.
- Focus on the idea of HIMSS DHI in hospitals.
- Determine [how] the premise of digital transformation is interoperability.
- Clarify person-enabled well being is predicated on affected person journey, enhancing affected person engagement and affected person satisfaction.
- Focus on how predictive analytics brings comfort to sufferers and operational efficiencies in hospitals.
MHN: Dr. Do Hoon LIM and Dr. Wonchul Cha will be part of you for this panel. What subjects will they highlight?
Choi: Professor Do Hoon LIM, MD, PhD [will discuss] predictive analytics of hospital operations. Samsung Medical Middle, a big complete hospital, is going through overcrowding resulting from an inflow of sufferers, inflicting lengthy wait occasions and delays for affected person admissions, and making it tough for severely ailing sufferers to obtain well timed CT and MRI exams.
With a purpose to enhance affected person outcomes and scale back wait occasions, the hospital developed a system that makes use of predictive analytics to make real-time choices primarily based on medical knowledge. This method additionally permits medical doctors to share assets and make changes as wanted.
Moreover, the hospital developed AI-based predictive fashions to regulate staffing and assets to adapt to altering situations. The predictive fashions embody a fundamental one to foretell the variety of outpatient visits. The implementation of those predictive analytics has resulted in each qualitative and quantitative enhancements in affected person satisfaction and hospital productiveness.
Professor Wonchul Cha, MD, PhD [will highlight an] AGV robotic for medical-materials logistics with IoT [internet of things] and interoperability. The AGV robot was piloted in a single ward in February 2021, and primarily based on the success of the pilot it was expanded to 2 extra wards, with three robots in September 2021.
Presently, six robots are delivering medical supplies to twenty wards. The robots observe magnetic traces on the ground to maneuver round, and have Lidar sensors to forestall collisions. The algorithm for predicting the required portions for every ward can be improved and utilized to all wards. Using the robots has diminished the work hours for nurses, elevated job satisfaction and allowed for extra patient-directed nursing actions. The mission has additionally obtained an award from the Minister of Well being and Welfare and the “Fourth Industrial Revolution Grand Prize.”
MHN: How does HIMSS DHI help within the means of implementing new know-how?
Choi: The present scorching buzzword should be “chatGPT,” however within the healthcare business, the buzzword is undoubtedly “digital transformation.” Among the many digital transformation pointers supplied by varied organizations for hospitals, the HIMSS DHI pointers are essentially the most well-organized.
The DHI guideline framework consists of 4 pillars: Governance and Workforce, Interoperability, Particular person-Enabled Well being and Predictive Analytics.
On the upcoming HIMSS 2023 World Convention, Samsung Medical Middle will current its expertise using predictive analytics to offer comfort to sufferers and healthcare professionals, and share the patient-journey-based strategy to offer easy accessibility to affected person info, from reservation to discharge, selling affected person engagement. Sharing outputs and outcomes by means of this strategy will present a chance for different hospitals to enhance and contribute to constructing a greater healthcare ecosystem.
The HIMSS23 session “Digital Well being Transformation together with HIMSS DHI: The first Step” will happen Wednesday, April 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. within the McCormick Middle, South Constructing S105C.