Digitalization of hospitals
Digitalization of hospitals

The digitalization of hospitals rises and falls on practical solutions

Restructuring, improved efficiency and the involvement of staff are key areas

The digitalization of hospitals is a crucial factor for the future. This is because a consistent implementation policy will create added value both for patients and the hospital’s everyday operations. This includes, for example, equipment with “wearables”, i.e. portable computer systems for holding and instantly updating patient data. Or the digital communication and interaction that improves the exchange of information between patients, care personnel and clinicians. However the provision of data for fast analysis and diagnosis is also an important parameter.

Collecting, evaluating and organizing data

To facilitate the digitakization of hospitals, equipment and systems are needed that are able to gather data and provide with the required degree of quality. The Radiotherapy Patient System RPS is a modern, automated patient couch for radiotherapy. RPS has an interface for reading in coordinates for optimized patient positioning under the linear accelerator, as well as saving and outputting data. As a result, every radiotherapy session is meticulously documented, errors are avoided and therefore the quality of the treatment is improved.

Options for the digitalization of hospitals are only vaguely addressed

Current surveys and examinations of the reality in everyday hospital situations show that the digitalization of hospitals is progressing only slowly – although the potential is tremendous. Although managers are aware of the trend and its possibilities, the implementation is not occurring. So far, the digitalization of hospitals is still understood very classically as an improvement in the flows of information – deep-seated changes, however, are not forthcoming. Experts however point out that it makes sense for every hospital to start preparing to address the digitalization of hospitals process. This is because the potential medical and economic advantages for patient care are far from insignificant. What matters, right from the start, is having staff on board too. This is because, and hospital managers agree on this, overcoming resistance on the part of employees is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the digitalization of hospitals. The Radiotherapy Patient System therefore offers a user-friendly experience and benefits for care-givers: the patient can be positioned quickly and reliably thanks to defined data. If you would like to find out more about how RPS assists the digitalization of hospitals, send us an e-mail to