New platform launches in India to enable paperless hospitals
Digital health venture KareXpert has built a new cloud-based platform with built-in electronic health records (EHR) that will enable hospitals in India to go paperless.
The platform is AI-ready and can perform specialty functions to support doctors, nurses and patients on mobile and desktop devices, including CPOE (computerized physician order entry) and MAR (Medication administration request), telehealth, pharmacy management, and a COVID-19 Outbreak Management Platform.
KareXpert comes with a pre-integrated data lake, where the hospital's AI data model of choice can be used, enabling it to research by having a single data view of all anonymised patient records. It is hoped this will help with identifying disease patterns and inventing new clinical and treatment procedures, while keeping patient data safe.
It has also been designed to assist hospitals with multiple locations, with an integrated EHR per patient in real-time, and supports pre and post-surgery workflows.
Nidhi Jain, CEO and founder of KareXpert Technologies, said of the technology: "KareXpert's NDHM ready, AI-ready, and highly secure EMR/EHR solution has brought a new wave of innovations. It is providing doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers a means for high-quality patient care at affordable prices. The hospital will become future-ready for AI/ML technologies using KareXpert's Healthcare Data Lake."
India's first fully paperless hospital was opened in 2019 by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modhi. Medical staff at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Science and Research (SVPIMSR), a hi-tech government hospital that offers free treatment to people on low incomes, carry tablets to access information.
The digital integration of EHR meets the aims of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) launched by the Government of India, which seeks to improve access to healthcare by digitising the sector.
KareXpert, based in Gurugram, south west of New Delhi, previously partnered with the Indian Government to provide advanced telemedicine services to communities in Uttarakhand, a rural location in the Himalayan region where people are forced to travel long distances to access medical care.
Schneider Electric's intelligent patient room: need to know
Schneider Electric has launched a virtual showcase that features its new "intelligent patient room". What is it exactly?
Who: Schneider Electric is a multinational that develops energy and automation solutions for many different industries - including hospitality, education, defence, and healthcare. Founded in 1836, today it is a Fortune 500 company, and it currently provides technology to 40% of hospitals around the world, among them Penn Medicine, one of the top hospitals in the US where Schneider's EcoStruxure for Healthcare is deployed, an IoT solution.
What: Schneider has launched its Innovation Experience Live Healthcare Lab, an immersive experience that takes visitors through a demonstration of a hospital, including the doctor’s office, the operating room, and the intelligent patient room.
The room features a digital patient footwall - a touchscreen that creates a single reference point for patients, families and healthcare providers, by incorporating care information, entertainment and environmental controls all in one place. A separate digital patient door display has important information for healthcare staff.
All Schneider's equipment is low-voltage, and integrated so that the patient room, clinical needs and IT are all seamlessly connected, what Schneider calls a digital “system of systems.”
Why: Mike Sanders, Customer Projects & Services in Healthcare Innovation at Schneider Electric, explains: “The hospital of the future will need to put the patient experience at the forefront, using innovative and connected systems to provide superior in-hospital care experiences.”
“With the shift to remote work and business brought forth by the pandemic, we knew that we needed to invest in a new virtual experience that showcases our vision for a truly integrated healthcare experience. We believe our intelligent patient room is the solution that our healthcare partners and customers have been looking for, and we’re excited to offer a way for them to experience it no matter where they are in the world.”
Where: The virtual experience was modelled after the new innovations installed at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, the first real-world installation of Schneider Electric’s fully integrated intelligent patient room technology. It is currently being hosted at the company’s St. Louis Innovation Hub and Innovation Executive Briefing Center (IEBC) facility.