IBM will market and implement “smart room” technology developed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Created by UPMC three years ago, the high-tech SmartRoom was first deployed at UPMC Shadyside. As part of the set-up, clinicians wear ultrasound tags that identify them and display their names on a wall-mounted monitor visible to patients. At the same time, the SmartRoom infrastructure automatically provides clinicians with real-time patient information pulled from an electronic medical record, including allergies, vital signs, test results and medications that are due.
With technology like this, being a clinician will be so much easier. Even patients will surely love this. Does it include an alarm clock to remind me that its time to take my Dilaudid? One of the patients asked. The nurses were also looking for an electrified call bell button for needy patients. I guess those kinds of technology will never be approved by our FDA.
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