Technology Articles and Applications in Healthcare & Security!
The livestream of the Think WIOT Day Healthcare & Security revealed how extensively wireless IoT technology is able to accompany processes in hospitals, laboratories or emergency clinics. Traceability, unique identification, and real-time localization are technologically possible in combination with wireless sensing and artificial intelligence. In short, technologically, much more is possible than is currently being implemented in hospitals today.
Even if paper is no longer standard equipment, processes are still manual and analog, and are not centralized. Aarhus has a University Hospital that uses RFID to monitor medical equipment and its transport, as well as RFID-enabled employee badges to track possible chains of infection between patients and nurses.
This Issue's Focus
- HID Global - Solutions in the Fight Against COVID-19
- Rheinland Klinikum - From Cyberattacks of the Past to Cybersecurity of the Future
- Identiv - Pharmaceutical Temperature Control of Vaccines
- Elatec - Secure Access to Medical Records, Devices and Supplies
- Borda Technology - Revolutionizes the Healthcare Industry with IoT
Digitalization is essential in times of increased traceability, identification, hygiene requirements and fast data transfer. Hospital staff and management must make decisions and plan investments for digitization. This topic is high on the agenda. Asklepios is a prime example of digitalization in the area of sterile goods transport. Every year, 1.1 million medical items are cleaned, disinfected and delivered in accordance with the highest hygiene standards in the central station with the help of RFID tracking.
A second key aspect is time. Should specialists spend time sifting through materials or finding out when supplies will be delivered, or whether the OR schedule can be changed at short notice? I believe that these activities must be digitally supported. Time can definitely be saved if IT takes over process control. However, this only works if goods and equipment can be identified and located.
Furthermore, the IT of every clinic must be protected to the highest degree against external manipulation. Dr. Höffgen makes this clear in the interview. He uses the example of the Rheinland Klinikum to describe the attacks on the Lukas Hospital in Neuss, in 2016. Digitization and protection against manipulation therefore always go hand in hand. The Hospital Future Act (KHZG) takes this into account, as 15 % of the 4.3 billion euros in funding is allocated to IT security.
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