Yonsei Medical Rolls Out Plan to Become a Smart Hospital
Yonsei Medical Center is accelerating its establishment of a smart hospital by expanding the online medical system for the convenience of medical staff, patients, and guardians.
Yonsei Medical Center announced on the 25th that it has recently upgraded its internal online work tool, Microsoft Teams, to create an online medical service foundation that can communicate with medical staff, patients, and caregivers. Following the video rounds for inpatients introduced in September last year, the digital communication system will be expanded to the entire hospital.
Now, Severance Hospital supplies online essential medical services such as emergency room guardian counseling, quarantined patient interviews, and inpatient rounds. This is believed to increase the work efficiency of doctors and nurses as well as medical staff and improve the convenience of patients and caregivers.
An online consultation system will be introduced for smooth communication between medical staff and guardians at the emergency treatment center. Parents had difficulties scheduling consultations with the medical staff when access to the emergency room was restricted and limited. The emergency treatment center-only counseling system introduced the ability for medical staff and guardians to consult with patients online, and the ability for guardians to also write consent forms.
In the case of isolation wards, online rounds are also planned to be conducted. Until now, medical staff wore personal protective equipment and met patients in person. After a pilot project at Gangnam Severance Hospital, it will be expanded to Severance Hospital and Yongin Severance Hospital.
It has also become easier for medical staff to make phone calls to patients and guardians. Until now, medical staff that needed to change outpatient reservations, prepare for treatment, and consult inpatients, had to search for their phone number and make a direct call. They can now make a call to the patient's PC just by clicking on it after searching.
Communication between medical staff has also become easier. Doctors and nurses request inpatient injections, treatments, and tests from interns through the messenger app, and interns can share their work progress with other medical staff. Through this, it was possible to secure systematic treatment and safety for patients.
Lim Jun-Seok, head of the digital health department at Yonsei Medical Center, said, “Utilizing an online system, we have created a convenient medical environment for all medical staff, patients, and guardians to prevent COVID-19 infection. I look forward to it,” he said.
Source: Shin Jae-In from Digital Daily Reporter (March 25, 2022)