A recognized global expert in facilities management, Schneider Electric saw an opportunity to help healthcare customers overcome some key industry challenges. The company partnered with ThoughtWire to deliver an end-to-end solution for facilities and clinical operations management in healthcare settings. The joint Digital Hospital solution uses Internet of Things (IoT) technology and Microsoft Azure cloud services to help hospitals and clinics reduce costs, minimize their carbon footprint, promote better patient experiences and outcomes, and increase staff satisfaction.
"Within Azure, we have a comprehensive suite of IoT and cloud services for orchestrating the complex data gathering and analysis necessary to streamline medical facilities’ complicated operational processes." - Chris Roberts: Healthcare Solution Architect Schneider Electric
Clinical medical facilities are complex and unpredictable environments, which makes managing them a daunting task. Responsibilities range from building maintenance and energy monitoring—an important consideration for facilities open 24 hours a day, every day of the year—to a constant stream of mission-critical tasks relating to patient health and safety. Traditionally, facility and clinical operations have been separate endeavours, managed by different staffs and different systems, but the built-environment specialists at Schneider Electric and fellow Microsoft Partner Network member ThoughtWire saw an opportunity to bring the disparate responsibilities together. They envisioned a holistic solution that healthcare customers could use to optimize operations and boost sustainability, while enhancing clinical effectiveness, patient experiences, and staff satisfaction.
The companies developed a joint solution called Digital Hospital. It combines Schneider Electric’s best-in-class EcoStruxure IoT-enabled facilities management platform with ThoughtWire’s Smart Hospital applications, powered by innovative digital twin technology. Each company chose Microsoft Azure as its cloud environment, and the combined solution running in Azure has the potential to help hospitals save patients’ lives and achieve millions of dollars in cost reductions.
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