As a hospital IT administrator, you know that these facilities are nothing without the people who work inside them. But as you also know, the healthcare technology in patient rooms, is pretty important, too, and in this slideshow, we examine some pretty poor examples of it… And pair those with much, MUCH better ones.
Whoever made the hospital technology investments in these examples really lost out, but the real losers are, of course, the patients. It isn’t clear in some of these pictures if the tech was installed by an actual systems integrator or a business owner who wanted to save some cash. (This story premiered on our sister site, Commercial Integrator).
A useful resource for hospital IT admins:
In addition to training people, you’re responsible for all the hardware and security systems, such as access control, surveillance cameras, alarms and emergency notification systems.
Each presents its own unique specifications:
- Do you go with simple key cards?
- Do you install metal detectors?
- How are the surveillance cameras monitored?
- How many outlets will you use for your emergency notification systems?
And, don’t forget, everything needs to work together, including any pre-existing hardware there may be.
This free download, “The Technology Manager’s Guide: Tips for Buying Campus Safety Technology” walks you through the process of outlining an RFP.
Related links for healthcare technology:
- 3 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Boosting the Healthcare Tech Field
- 3 Ways Tech is Taking Over Healthcare
- Robot Nurse: How the Moxi Robot Won the Hearts of Real Caregivers and Patients Alike