How CrossChx's Internet of Healthcare will change the sector
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We all know about the Internet of Things (IoT). Now it’s finally time for the Internet of Healthcare (IoH).
Columbus, Ohio-based identity resolution provider CrossChx has put together plans to develop a connected IoH framework for the healthcare sector, which will allow the production of several new innovations that have been on the table.
The company will partner with former Health and Human Services chief technology officer Bryan Sivak, as well as former chief medical officer Dr. Jacob Reider.
“Today, the Internet of Things is connecting everything from washing machines to door hardware, but healthcare has continued to operate in silos,” said CrossChx CEO and co-founder Sean Lane. “We are building the Internet of Healthcare to seamlessly connect information, creating what you can think of as a single IP address for every patient.
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“With their combined experience, Bryan and Jacob will help us bring the modern day internet to healthcare,” said Lane. “Our goal is to make it so your experience is much more modern in the hospital.”
Last month, CrossChx launched its digital check-in for hospital waiting rooms called ‘Queue,’ which is expected to reduce wait times by an average of 80 percent.
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The system has already been installed in over 250 U.S. hospitals, representing 36 million patients. Marietta Memorial Hospital in southeast Ohio has averaged less than five-minute waits since implementing the technology.
The combination of a secure sign-in and a fingerprint system for uniting and correcting a patient’s electronic medical records called SafeShx reduces errors and provides managers information on workflow speed.
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Using the fingerprint solution, the hospital staff is able to confirm patient identity both quickly and accurately. According to CrossChx, nearly 10 percent of all medical records are duplicates which can be created by misspellings or typos.
Dubai's new smart neuro spinal hospital: need to know
We take a look at Dubai's new smart hospital.
What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah. It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots.
Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005, Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day.
Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital.
Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.
Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.
"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”