This year's Intelligent Health Pavilion™ showcased at HIMSS16 by the Intelligent Health Association, reflected a broadened approach to include all facets of patient healthcare; not only in the hospital, but in outpatient environments and in the patient’s own home.
The pavilion was designed to showcase the continuing evolution, development and proliferation of technologies for the full continuum of healthcare, from the hospital to the home. Our goal is to help raise the level of awareness of technologies that make healthcare more efficient, effective and comprehensive via wireless information delivery, as well as medical devices, wireless sensors applications and Auto-ID and RFID/RTLS platforms. The integrated technology and solutions displayed and demonstrated at the pavilion were designed not only to improve patient care in the hospital, but to assure the wellness of that patient even after he or she goes home. Special emphasis was put on the importance of IoT ( the Internet of Things) and how it is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare delivery.
This year the Intelligent Health Pavilion™ allowed visitors to view technologies, in action, that improve wellness in a variety of settings. These included the traditional patient care and treatment environment, such as the OR, ICU, ED, Intelligent Doctor's Office, Med-Surg, Patient Smart Room, Labor and Delivery, as well as pharmacy, supply chain suite and the i-HOME™ Intelligent Medical Home.
The pavilion provided demonstrations of diverse technologies and systems, and how they can be integrated through a series of use case demonstrations highlighting the impact in workflows, patient care and data sharing between the home and the healthcare provider.
The latest design of the Intelligent Health Pavilion™ is the result of close partnerships with physicians, nurses, administrators and industry to showcase how existing and emerging technologies can be combined and integrated most effectively in the real world.
This year’s pavilion experience contributed to the Intelligent Health Association mandate to continue delivering educational programs to the healthcare community, as well as to sponsor research and collaborate with standards bodies to ensure technologies provide the benefits most needed in the healthcare community.
WHAT IS THE IHA ALL ABOUT?
The Intelligent Health Association™ (IHA) is the only, international, technology centric, vendor neutral, and technology agnostic, educational organization driving the adoption of new technologies in the global health and wellness community. The IHA is the home for all health and wellness technologies that include, but are not limited to:
• Wearables in Healthcare
• Smart Clothing
• MEMS and Sensors
• Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices
• Auto-ID, RFID, RTLS
• BLE, NFC
• All RF / wireless technologies
• 3-D printing for Medicine
• Embedded devices
• Smart Clinical and Medical Devices for mHealth and Telehealth
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