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Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Stephanie Lahr, President of Artisight, is promoting the concept of Smart Hospitals and ambient technology's role in improving healthcare delivery.  Hospitals can use sensors, cameras, speakers, microphones, and screens to address the increasing complexity of patient care while allowing clinicians to focus on patient care. These technologies are designed to integrate seamlessly into the clinicians' workflow with a focus on process automation and applying AI to drive the convergence of technology and medicine.  

Stephanie explains, "A Smart Hospital is a hospital that is equipped with sensors and other kinds of elements that can capture information based on what's happening in real-time and leverage that information in real-time to help automate communication, automate documentation, and send signals. So, in your own home, you might think about a smart home where your thermostat has different elements that can sense when there's no one in the house, and it will change the temperature to be more economical."

"Those kinds of things we can do in a hospital by having sensors, things like cameras, speakers, microphones, potentially temperature sensors, and other things that capture information in real-time and then can do something with that information. We can leverage technology to a greater degree in hospitals, knowing that we want to have that information, but historically, what we've done is capture that information through manual means."

"When a patient is wheeled into an operating room for a surgical case, it is a requirement currently that an individual goes over to a computer system and marks a box that says the patient has now entered the room. We need to track closely how long a patient is in an OR for a variety of quality purposes. What a Smart Hospital would do, is allow sensors, things like computer vision to capture that ambiently in the space, so when the camera senses and sees that a patient in a bed is entering an operating room, we can automate that documentation."

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