Moving to a smart era of hospital infrastructure with Saga University

The Department of Information Science at Saga University is focusing on the construction of hospital infrastructure information systems related to medical, welfare, and nursing care.

The Department of Information Science at Saga University was established in 1989 and offers courses to students which surround mathematics, data sciences, and computers. With Information and Communication Technology (ICT) spreading widely throughout the medical field, with almost 80% of hospitals having introduced Hospital Information Systems, the University is focussing on building these information infrastructure systems to help transform the delivery of healthcare.

This booklet explores what ‘smart’ hospitals are, and how data and IoT can be utilised to create world leading healthcare systems.

Making a smart hospital

In order to make a hospital smart, ‘data’ acquisition is of prime importance. Here, Saga University delves into what ‘smart’ means for hospitals, looking at the benefits of non-invasive technologies for the measurement of vital signs, the potential of electrodes and sensors, and the benefits of different kinds of communication methods.

Hospital infrastructure and communication environment

The booklet explores new concepts of communication applications in healthcare. The use of IoT, data, and AI is set to contribute to quick and accurate analysis of Big Data, as well as support with inventory and work procedures, as well as for physicians regarding warnings and advanced notices.

Measurement and communication technologies are also explored, such as miniaturisation of devices, the extension of the lifespan of battery cells, and how technologies can help monitor blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation rate.

Find out more about the modernisation of hospital infrastructure in this eBook from Saga University.


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