Honeywell and Influence Healthcare International (IHI) are collaborating to advance the quality of healthcare through the deployment of cutting-edge technologies and next-generation end-to-end connected solutions.
The collaboration will combine Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions’ (SPS) global expertise in automation, mobile communication, productivity products and solutions, and cloud-enabled predictive analytics with IHI’s industry-leading healthcare transformation capabilities to create ultra-safe healthcare solutions.
Under the collaboration, IHI will be able to leverage Honeywell’s technology expertise for healthcare environments, including nurse call systems, RFID solutions, remote patient monitoring and mobile barcode scanners among others. IHI will provide its advisory services, operation transformation solutions and training, coaching and leadership consultancy.
Speaking to Omnia Health Insights, Miroslav Kafedzhiev, vice president and general manager for Honeywell SPS, High-Growth Regions, explains: “We are continuously exploring new opportunities to provide high-quality healthcare solutions and support healthcare sector participants by reducing costs, optimising hospital operations, and enhancing the overall patient experience in the region. The safe handling and monitoring of patients and healthcare staff are at the core of our operations.”
Honeywell’s solutions help keep clinicians, patients, general consumers and industrial workers safe, and address current as well as future challenges for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), among others.
“From check-in to discharge, our technologies equip healthcare providers to be more effective and efficient with the right mobile solution for patient data and communication. For example, Honeywell’s 2D imager quickly and accurately reads 1D and 2D barcodes on virtually any medium – vials, syringes, IV bags, patient wristbands and more,” says Kafedzhiev.
Honeywell is also advancing the mobility of nursing workflow processes with Healthcare Mobility, which has been designed specifically for the demanding healthcare environment. The solution connects healthcare professionals to all critical information, applications, and interfaces, when they need it, where they need it. It enables accurate, coordinated procedures such as vital sign parameters and medication control, eliminating inefficient work processes and reducing common errors.
“With simple reliable workflow steps, patient information and alarms are intelligently forwarded to the correct individual, helping to reduce alarm fatigue. Additionally, Healthcare Mobility offers integration with several safety applications and systems such as patient and asset monitoring, medical supervision, fire alarm and hazard management, and enables care facilities to define individual escalation procedures,” Kafedzhiev adds.
“It makes everyday patient care safe, more productive and efficient, by empowering nurses to spend less time on routine tasks and more time providing exceptional patient care.”