International Hospital Federation Awards deadline extended to 3rd June

Due to overwhelming demand, entry submissions for the 2019 International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards has just been extended to 3rd June. Hospitals and health service providers can still nominate their outstanding and innovative projects and programs.

The IHF Awards Committee announced that the extension of the deadline of entries is to give more organizations an opportunity to nominate exemplary programs that deserve international recognition.

There are four categories in total:
1. IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award
2. IHF/Bionexo Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
3. IHF/EOH Excellence Award for Leadership and Management in Healthcare
4. IHF/Austco Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care

The Awards is open to all public and private healthcare provider organizations. The submission process is simple and at no cost. Interested organizations only need to create an account in the IHF Awards website to accomplish the entry form.

Winners will be awarded in front of industry peers at the Awards Ceremony during the 43rd IHF World Hospital Congress in Muscat, Oman in November.

The 2019 International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards is sponsored by Dr Kwang Tae Kim, Austco, Bionexo, and EOH. For more information and to submit entries visit https://congress.ihf-fih.org/ihf_awards

About the International Hospital Federation (IHF)
Established in 1929, the IHF is an international not for profit, non-governmental membership organization. Its members are worldwide hospitals and healthcare organizations having a distinct relationship with the provision of healthcare. IHF provides its members with a platform for the exchange of knowledge and strategic experience as well as opportunities for international collaborations with different actors in the health sector. IHF recognizes the essential role of hospitals and health care organizations in providing health care, supporting health services and offering education. Its role is to help international hospitals work towards improving the level of the services they deliver to the population with the primary goal of improving the health of society.

Original news can be found at: hhmglobal.com

Hill-Rom expands digital health capabilities in new global collaboration with Microsoft

Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC), a global medical technology company, announced on January 8, a collaboration with Microsoft to bring advanced, actionable point-of-care data and solutions to caregivers and healthcare provider organizations.

Hill-Rom, a global medical technology company, announced on January 8, a collaboration with Microsoft to bring advanced, actionable point-of-care data and solutions to caregivers and healthcare provider organizations.

The combined offerings, using Microsoft Azure®, are intended to dynamically analyze real-time sensing data from medical devices and historical medical record information, and communicate potential patient risk and hospital protocol actions directly to caregivers at the point of care.

The solutions combine Hill-Rom’s deep clinical knowledge and streaming operational data from medical devices, and Microsoft’s cloud, including Azure® IoT and Azure® Machine Learning, to help drive enhanced patient outcomes. The Hill-Rom® digital solution offerings will be available to hospitals beginning later in 2019.

“Information and connectivity are critical to providing quality healthcare, reducing length of stay, driving efficiencies across the healthcare continuum and providing clinical and economic value,” said Hill-Rom President and CEO John Groetelaars. “Our collaboration with Microsoft will help clinicians identify, communicate and mitigate patient risk in real-time, advancing our vision of connected care to address customer challenges and enhance patient outcomes.”

Hill-Rom’s connected solutions will integrate data from the company’s medical devices (including smart hospital bed systems, vital signs monitors and other connected devices) and hospitals’ electronic medical records through a common gateway infrastructure.

The combination of medical device data and Azure Machine Learning will help assess and analyze critical and secure information at the bedside, delivering actionable insights to clinicians that can help reduce costly complications and enhance efficiency and patient outcomes.

In addition to localized and cloud-based patient risk identification and communications, the collaboration with Microsoft offers hospitals simplified installation, integration, information security and support while enabling scalability and flexibility for IT departments across the globe.

“Microsoft’s AI capabilities make Azure an ideal platform for Hill-Rom’s new digital offerings. The powerful combination of Hill-Rom’s proven applications with Azure will help empower organizations across all industries, and especially in the health market,” Chris Sakalosky, Vice President, US Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft Corp.

Original news can be found at: thearabhospital.com