Partnering to capitalise on digital change
While the impact of digitalisation on medical and patient care has been modest thus far, new technologies are nonetheless enabling small but decisive improvements – so more of a gradual evolution than a radical transformation. Reflecting this trend, Linde expanded its LIV® IQ offering in 2016 to create the Hospital IQ data platform. This central system collects all cylinder data, providing an instant over-view of each cylinder’s location and contents.
The software can also order new oxygen cylinders automatically – an additional task that previously fell to managers such as Stich. The time this saves can prove invaluable for patient care. In addition, Hospital IQ automatically optimises inventory levels, avoiding costly overstocking.