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Master plan Smart Hospital: well-connected is half cared for

03.09.2018

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The vision of the Smart Hospital: the intelligent interconnection of physician, patient and machine.

The hospital of the future – today

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Surgical robots not only make the human's work easier, but also make the surgery more precise, which leads to considerably fewer complications.

Vision versus reality

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The electronic health record is regarded as the cornerstone of the Smart Hospital. The digital availability of all patient information could optimize many hospital processes.

Dr. da Vinci and Professor Robot?

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The personal contact between physician and patient will probably not be replaced by a machine in the future. The aim of the Smart Hospital is rather to optimize processes through digitalization that are time-consuming for humans and slow down patient care.

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