Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Sonifi paves way for smart hospital room

Steve Rogerson
January 29, 2020

Sonifi Health is partnering with healthcare providers to pave the way for smart hospital rooms.
With a rising trend in the consumerism of healthcare, as well as a broad public adoption of smart devices and IoT connected technologies, healthcare providers are asking South Dakota-based Sonifi Health to bring more personalised hospital experiences and improved operational efficiencies to their facilities.
Leveraging the expertise of parent company Sonifi, a specialist in hospitality technology that supports 450 million end user experiences annually, Sonifi Health is providing hospital systems with ways to deliver more connected experiences for patients, employees and visitors.
To bring the technology integrations patients are used to at home into healthcare settings, deployments of the firm's patient engagement platform often include a mix of voice assistants, interactive televisions, mobile applications with environmental room controls and technology to stream patients' favourite content onto the in-room television.
For care education and transparency, digital versions of whiteboards and door signs that are integrated with hospital EHR systems are being installed to provide accurate, real-time updates to patients and care teams.
Beyond the convenience and experiential benefits offered by connected technology, Sonifi Health systematically studies the impact of its technology on clinical and operational outcomes. Recent studies have demonstrated improvements on hospitals' HCAHPS, length of stay and return on technology investment.
The value of this approach to an integrated patient engagement model has led to partnerships with flagship providers such as Cook Children's Health Care System and University Health Care System, among dozens of other specialty care, children's, research and community healthcare systems.
"Patient expectations are elevated, and digital engagement technologies are making their way into healthcare at a faster rate than ever before," said Roy Kosuge, Sonifi Health's chief commercial officer. "We're thrilled to partner with progressive healthcare leaders to turn their vision into reality. Together, we're creating cutting-edge smart hospital rooms and delivering solutions that not only delight patients and families, but also drive meaningful health outcomes."
Sonifi Health delivers interactive technology to improve patient engagement, health outcomes and hospital productivity. The system can be delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers, digital displays and televisions to improve patient and family experience while increasing hospital operational efficiencies.