With the approaching of aging society, the market demand for intelligent medical industry is higher and higher. It is not only actively promoted by ICT industry, but also accelerated by conservative medical institutions in recent years. It is hoped that the introduction of intelligent medical can not only reduce the demand for human resources, but also improve the medical quality and improve the relationship between doctors and patients.
However, in the development of smart medicine, in addition to the upgrading of medical equipment and environment in the past, how to apply different technologies to the actual medical environment has become the focus of discussion between the ICT industry and medical institutions. It is not only that various businesses actively introduce and promote smart applications through alliances and other ways, but also that more and more businesses are specialized in system integration for the medical industry.
It is pointed out that the Chinese industrial computer (IPC) industry has regarded the medical industry as a key market for the future application and development for many years. With the maturity of communication, computing and other related technologies, the scope of application will be expanded from the traditional large-scale medical equipment, such as mainboard, bedside information system, medical trolley, handheld medical record equipment, medical equipment, medical equipment, etc The application of information billboard system in outpatient calling or operating room is gradually extended to all fields of medical institutions.
However, when it comes to the medical industry, the industry also believes that in the past, engineers’ thinking purely from the hardware side is not applicable to the medical field, because the medical industry is more and more concerned about the comfort of patients in the medical process and the convenience of equipment users, in addition to personal life. If we can’t understand the characteristics of the medical industry, powerful products alone can’t meet the needs of the medical market.
For example, for entering the smart medical market, Advantech has been aware of the trend that embedded applications will be widely used in the medical industry since more than 10 years ago. It is not only engaged in the development of related hardware devices, providing solutions for the integration of software and hardware, but also through partners to create SRP to help hospitals create all kinds of smart medical services that meet the needs of hospitals. Advantech was recently awarded the best hospital Technology Application Award by MedTech breakthrough awards in 2019 for assisting Erasmus University Hospital to build a digital operating room.
In addition to the examples of overseas markets, Yiyang has joined hands with domestic hospitals to integrate Internet of things, AI image recognition, self driving and other technologies, and combined with operating room workflow, medical information and other systems to launch AI intelligent handling robot for operating room equipment handling, which can automatically transport sterilized and sterile equipment without changing the existing space line of the operating room.
Others, such as smart medicine cabinet and smart drug delivery system, have been introduced into different medical institutions with the cooperation of various industries. The industry pointed out that the market of smart medicine has taken shape, and cross industry cooperation with medical institutions or integration of professional systems with the help of the industry will accelerate the introduction of the most suitable applications into the field.