Humber River Hospital Opens North America’s First Fully Digital Hospital
It’s official! The doors of the new, state-of-the-art Humber River Hospital (Toronto, ON) are now open, creating North America’s first fully digital hospital.
What does it mean to be fully digital? “Humber is the first hospital in North America to have all of its systems electronic and integrated together,” states CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin. The key objective of a digital hospital is to leverage the most innovative technologies to maximize efficiencies, so that staff can focus on patient care and safety.
For example, patients check in on self-serve kiosks as soon as they arrive, setting their patient records in motion. Robots mix and deliver medications and also supplies, and machines that process blood automatically enter results into the patient’s record.
Humber is also the first adopter of MEDITECH’s Oncology Management solution with the 6.x EHR platform. For a look at how the hospital is integrating the latest technologies with its MEDITECH EHR, including how robots work with Humber’s oncology solution, watch the video from CTV News Toronto.
“Congratulations to everyone at Humber River Hospital on this outstanding achievement,” says Howard Messing MEDITECH president and CEO. “Humber is a leading healthcare provider in the Greater Toronto Area and a long-standing customer, and we are proud to be partnering with them as they strive to reinvent the patient experience.”
Humber’s ribbon cutting ceremony, held earlier this month, brought together healthcare and government leaders, including Ontario’s Premier and Health Minister, along with hospital executives, staff, and members of MEDITECH’s sales and marketing teams. According to a press release from the Premier, “The new facility will automate routine processes to enhance patients' experience and allow doctors and nurses to focus more on caring and healing.”
For an in-depth look at Humber’s revolutionary hospital—from groundbreaking to opening day—visit Humber’s Redevelopment page here.
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