Philips Korea and Gwangmyeong Hospital of Chung-Ang University have joined hands to build a smart hospital where ICT-based digital healthcare solutions were introduced.
Related to this, both sides signed an MOU in a ceremony on Dec. 3. A company official said, “As demand for medical services has soared due to the prolonged COVID-19 crisis, the risk of burnout and infection among medical staff is increasing. In this situation, the importance of smart hospitals using digital healthcare technology is emerging as a solution to reduce fatigue of medical staff and minimize the possibility of infection.”
Key areas of bilateral cooperation include the establishment of a digital transformation roadmap for Chung-Ang University's Gwangmyeong Hospital through design thinking-based workshops, the formation of a "Smart Hospital Solution Design Committee" and the optimization and upgrading of digital healthcare solutions at Gwangmyeong Hospital.
Philips Korea plans to help Gwangmyeong Hospital successfully introduce a smart hospital based on its cooperative experience in building smart hospitals at home and abroad.
Meanwhile, Gwangmyeong Hospital, which is scheduled to be completed next year, plans to operate specialized centers such as cancer center, cardiovascular center, digestive center, respiratory center, and spinal and joint center based on analysis of the characteristics of patients in the southwestern part of the capital, including Gwangmyeong City.
CEO of Philips Korea Kim Dong-hee said, "It is an honor for our company to contribute to help Gwangmyeong Hospital make its first step toward becoming a smart healthcare leading hospital that provides more effective medical services to patients.”