2020 is only a year away and yet so much of the next decade’s remarkable promise is already visible. America’s hospitals have been plugging into the technological revolution that is connecting patients and professionals more powerfully than ever. The smart hospital market was worth over $17 billion in 2017 and there are projections of it growing to more than $62 billion by 2023.
Our recent blog detailed ways your facility can keep its hardware current, but even with best practices, the connected hospital is a constantly evolving target. There’s been a lot of progress in the last few years that has redefined smart hospitals, but a few hallmarks are:
These developments are boosting hospital performance by maximizing cost efficiency, minimizing errors, and taking communication between patients, physicians, and staff to the next level. This streamlines overall service and mitigates the kind of issues which cost professional’s valuable time and facilities their profits.
What are some of the upcoming trends which will further evolve the definition of a smart hospital?
It’s an amazing future where doctors and patients won’t even have to be in the same country, or ever meet at all. A great deal of the load that weighs medical professionals down and hampers efficiency seems poised to be lifted. One part of the hospital will have to work harder than before, however. The responsibility of successfully handling this overwhelming amount of data will depend on the reliability of a hospital’s wireless network.
The cloud will be a critical component in the function of every smart hospital. Eighty percent of wireless operations employed today will be obsolete in 18 months, so being on the cutting edge is vital to mission success. A large hospital can depend on as many as 85,000 connected devices and the advent of 5G mobile connectivity is going to push every hospital’s network to its limits.
Projections for 2020 see the 5G network supporting more than 20 billion connected devices and 212 billion connected sensors, and enabling access to 44 zettabytes (that’s 44 trillion gigabytes) of data gathered from a wide range of devices – from smartphones to remote monitoring equipment.
Partnership with 7SIGNAL will ensure your wireless network is always operating at maximum efficiency, no matter its workload. Our proactive monitoring troubleshoots any performance issues which could impact your service, aiding your IT team in maintaining a powerful and consistent wireless connection. We pride ourselves on providing a service that will fix problems before anyone even complains about it.
Prepare for the connected future now. Get in touch with us to find out more about securing your hospital’s network performance.
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