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Here’s where ‘Smart Hospitals’ will make big tech investments in the near future

Dec 10, 2017
Here’s where ‘Smart Hospitals’ will make big tech investments in the near future

Most U.S. hospitals have a broad portfolio of digital technologies already in place and other innovations in early development or deployment stages, but far fewer qualify as so-called smart hospitals.

What actually distinguishes a hospital or health system as smart rather than merely digital is, of course, a matter of some debate. Frost & Sullivan in a Thursday report laid out a definition of its own:

“Smart hospitals optimize, redesign, or build new clinical processes, management systems and potentially infrastructure, enabled by underlying digitized networking of interconnected assets, to provide a valuable service or insight, which was not possible or available earlier, to achieve better patient care, experience, and operational efficiency.”

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