Behind-the-scenes: State-of-the-art New Oakville Hospital

Last week, we hosted a media tour of the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH). Boasting progressive technologies and patient-centered enhancements, OTMH will sit apart from other healthcare facilities when it opens its doors on December 13. How so? The new hospital, featuring Cisco technology implemented by our integration partner, FlexITy Solutions and our construction partner EllisDon, is designed to be flexible and allow for adaptations over time as new technology and best practices emerge. And wow, is it impressive.

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The new hospital combines advanced technology solutions with patient-centred enhancements to provide better health care for patients.

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Here are some of the technology highlights of the new hospital:

Enhanced tracking of patient information

  1. An integrated electronic patient record is being planned that will have the ability to communicate patient information to other facilities in surrounding communities in order to ensure accurate record keeping.

Wireless technology for a ‘silent’ hospital

  1. Wireless technology will be used in lieu of individual pagers and overhead paging to provide a quiet environment for patients and staff (overhead paging will still be available for emergency purposes).

Laboratory robotics

  1. Laboratory robotics will provide accurate processing of specimens and quicker delivery of lab results.

Nursing ‘Pods’

  1. Instead of traditional nursing units, where one station serves as a hub for an entire unit, OTMH leverages a design called ‘nursing pods’. Each 36-bed in-patient unit is divided into three, 12-bed pods, with one team per pod. Each pod contains its own computerized workstations, communications systems and dedicated supplies and equipment.

View a detailed list of technology and features available at the new hospital here.

The new, state-of-the-art Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is set to officially open its doors December 13, 2015 and is located at 3001 Hospital Gate in Oakville, Ontario. What did you think about this glimpse into the future of healthcare? Leave a comment below!

About Karin Scott

Karin Scott is the director of public relations for Cisco Canada. A Canadian tech PR industry veteran, Karin joined Cisco Canada in 2008 after leading the Cisco account on the agency side for 12 years. With a diverse communications background ranging from the performing arts to data centre, Karin works with Cisco Canada’s sales teams, customers, partners, the media and industry influencers to tell the Cisco in Canada story. She has an honours BA from the University of Western Ontario – and is an excellent parallel-parker! Karin Scott est la directrice générale des relations publiques pour Cisco Canada. Karin, qui a longtemps travaillé dans le secteur des relations publiques de l'industrie canadienne des technologies, est entrée au service de Cisco Canada en 2008, après avoir géré le compte de Cisco pour une agence pendant 12 ans. Karin, qui a des antécédents en communication très diversifiés, allant des arts de la scène aux centres de données, travaille avec les équipes de vente, les clients et les partenaires de Cisco Canada ainsi qu'avec les médias et les joueurs clés de l'industrie afin de raconter l'histoire de Cisco au Canada. Elle détient un baccalauréat spécialisé de la University of Western Ontario – et est un as du stationnement parallèle!
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