Modern-day hospital technology improves everything from the child’s stay and experience to safety and comfort level.
FREMONT, CA: Being rushed to the hospital is a traumatic event in a child’s life. But, today, hospital administrators take tech trends into consideration in order to make the treatment experience better for children and their families. Technology is also helping doctors perform pediatric care more efficiently and safely while delivering quality healthcare than ever before. As child healthcare shifts to a model of any-time, any-place care, it is significant to recognize the important technologies that will empower this evolution and work seamlessly towards their application into different care settings.
• Faster Care
For children, injuries can happen at any time, and hospital staff needs to be ready to manage them to ensure optimal health outcomes. In such circumstances, faster care is essential to save the lives of children injured. Some hospitals are using technology that informs the wait times in emergency rooms. This can assist parents in deciding where to take their child for the fastest care possible.
• Effective Communication
Children and their parents need to know that their concerns will be addressed quickly. Advanced hospital technology aims to streamline and accelerate communication between everyone involved. Thanks to advanced communication technology, doctors, nurses, and health professionals can immediately be informed about a child’s condition in real-time. Technological advancements include wearables that can monitor various aspects of a child’s health.
• Enhanced Safety
Technology-focused safety enhancements will give the patient and their family better peace of mind and help health professionals provide better, more informed care. Voice-based systems can be used in intensive care units as a way of receiving necessary information hands-free, which supports treatment.
• Fun and Games
Children who stay in the hospital for several days need more than just great healthcare, and they need distractions and entertainment. Augmented reality apps can help transform the hospital into a world of wonder for the child. Virtual reality is being designed to distract children while they’re under treatment.