Considerations when implementing smartphones in hospitals

Date: November 15th, 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Virtual panel discussion

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As automation and technology continue to transform healthcare, attention is turning to smartphones in hospital settings. Deploying smartphones to help manage the provision of care in a hospital can deliver significant benefits but there are considerations to take into account before proceeding.

Join industry professionals in a live virtual panel discussion regarding what technology decision-makers should consider when implementing smartphones in a hospital setting.

Hear from Adrian Hutchinson, chief nursing and information officer at Royal Children’s Hospital, Neil Cook, network team lead at Royal Melbourne Hospital, and Patrick Premnath, system administrator at ACT Health.

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By watching this virtual panel discussion, you will learn more about:  

  • how to define the hospital’s smartphone needs  
  • undertaking proofs of concept/trials  
  • ensuring voice-grade Wi-Fi  
  • network considerations  
  • the importance of ensuring interoperability with existing platforms (including messaging, alarms, task management, EMR etc.)  
  • mobile device management considerations  
  • the cutover process  
  • change management/user acceptance/user training/ongoing user support  
  • other key learnings. 

Presented by

Adrian Hutchinson – CNIO – Royal Children’s Hospital
Adrian is the CNIO, Director of Nursing Informatics and Manager of Clinical Technology at RCH Melbourne and lectures at the University of Melbourne as an Honorary Fellow in the School of Nursing. He is currently immersed in the Parkville Connecting Care Project, extending the instance of RCH EMR to three different hospitals. He is a strong advocate for mobility in healthcare and is currently working on a Unified Communication strategy at RCH to implement a single device for all communication and clinical documentation.
Neil Cook – network team lead – Royal Women’s Hospital
Prior to joining The Royal Women’s Hospital, Neil was working at Austin Health in the Technical Services Team managing the Network and Telecommunications infrastructure. He has worked on various IT implementation and redevelopment projects, responsible for coordinating the IT infrastructure rollout within the Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre and complete network refresh and upgrade at The Royal Women’s Hospital. He has been heavily involved in the implementation of two different EMR platforms at each organisation.
Patrick Premnath – system administrator – ACT Health
Patrick is the director of the Critical Systems Team within the Digital Solutions Division in ACT Health. He manages a small highly technical team who look after several government critical systems for Canberra Health Services. He has worked closely with all infrastructure ICT projects for ACT Health since 2015 and is currently managing the Spectralink Versity handsets and SOTI MDM.

For more information, contact Connected Health.