This work is being done in collaboration with Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad under the supervision of Dr Lubna Naseem. An iHospital is been designed with the aim of providing cloud services with all digitized patient records that would help in public health.
We are also developing a framework for all connected hospital called iHospital. It is a vision of a healthcare environment in which staff can work more efficiently using integrated, advanced technologies. An iHospital is been designed with the aim of providing cloud services with all digitized patient records that would help in public health planning, prediction of diseases spread, monitoring and tracking of contagious diseases through different units including cardiac care, ophthalmology care (diabetic retionopathy Clinically Significant Macula Edema, AMD, Glaucoma), vaccination (Polio, HIV, Malaria & Dengue, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis) with the help of intelligent diagnostic medical equipment within already established hospitals.
The iHospital goes beyond advanced clinical systems and includes seamless integration between applications, medical, communication and physical infrastructure technologies to create real-time standards based digital information and collaboration environment across the enterprise. To build iHospital is to optimize process redesign supported by technology enablers as an integral and fundamental part of a patient centered business strategy focused on enterprise-wide value creation through efficiency, quality of care and patient safety, ultimately contributing to the sustainability of the health system it functions within. The iHospital is defined as a framework of hardware, software, partner point solutions, and consulting services that lay the foundation for the digital transformation of healthcare service delivery. We are aiming to implement a comprehensive, pervasive IT infrastructure to enable clinical and administrative workflow and communications as well as process and quality improvements and has begun to expand those process improvements beyond the hospital’s four walls.