Smart hospitals to focus on patient-centric care
Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, and ThoughtWire, a provider of Digitsl solutions for the built environment, recently signed a partnership to create digitized, smart hospitals.
The companies said thst this new partnership will allow customers to take advantage of the connected hospital and achieve their digital strategy objectives through the implementation of ThoughtWire and Schneider Electric’s suite of solutions.
The partners highlighted that this new agreement addresses some of the biggest roadblocks to becoming a truly patient-centric digital hospital. Today, healthcare facilities are operated in silos with fragmented information available from a variety of different systems. There is very little connectivity between facilities management and clinical operations, according to the ThoughtWire.
“We’ve been working with our customers in healthcare for the past 10 years to orchestrate data from across critical clinical systems, OT systems, IoT devices, to build a real-time Digital Twin that makes it easier for clinicians to have full visibility into patient needs and the entire hospital workflow,” said Mike Monteith, CEO, ThoughtWire. “More recently, we’ve seen a need to connect aspects of building infrastructure like energy and environmental data to provide these insights about the care environment back to facilities teams.”
ThoughtWire’s Digital Twin enables Schneider Electric to improve patient outcomes with a data model of a hospital’s building systems, clinical and IT systems, IoT devices, workflows and people.
Franco Castaldini, Chief Commercial Officer, ThoughtWire, said. “This partnership represents an unmatched offering in terms of breadth and depth, providing the most comprehensive set of capabilities to create truly Digital Hospitals.”
Mike Sullivan, Building Segments President, Schneider Electric, said. “This partnership will further help Schneider Electric’s customers transform their hospitals and improve the lives of patients, clinicians, and staff.”
Schneider Electric combine energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.