Healthcare innovation

Honeywell signs two MoU’s to enhance digitalisation…

Honeywell signs two MoU’s to enhance digitalisation…

Honeywell has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with two leading healthcare companies with further collaborations to potentially follow in the United States and around the world, aiming to build on its expertise in the hospital setting.

The agreements provide a framework to co-innovate error-prone processes and tasks, enhance the patient experience, and improve operational agility through digitalisation.

COVID-19 highlighted the need for bringing efficiencies in healthcare delivery. Honeywell has made investment to develop sensors and switch solutions to enhance the performance and reliability of ventilators, to protecting frontline workers with personal protective equipment.

Robert Robinson, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Healthcare Solutions, said: “The past few years have presented a myriad of challenges for already-stretched health systems and we’re not out of the woods yet. Over the next few years, the healthcare industry is expected to face an even greater surge in demand coupled with more rigorous cost-control pressures. Honeywell is committed to helping the industry respond to these challenges. We envision a future where every patient has access to quality, secure and effective care and every caregiver has access to digital tools that make their jobs easier and more efficient. We’re prepared to play a critical role in delivering on this vision and shaping the future of healthcare.”

Honeywell signed MOUs with the University Hospital Brno, the second largest hospital in the Czech Republic, and Narayana Hrudayalaya Limited (Narayana Health), one of India’s healthcare service providers, to facilitate their digitalisation journeys. The strategic partnerships lay the groundwork for the co-development of advanced technologies to aid in the transformation of healthcare delivery.

The initial pilot with University Hospital Brno involves testing skin patches for real-time monitoring of patients’ vital functions and making the data available via mobile app. Looking ahead, Honeywell is in discussions to equip the Department of Internal Cardiology with its smart voice and touchscreen nurse call system as part of a comprehensive update of the hospital information system.

Honeywell and Narayana Health plan to work together on the introduction of new products, establish technology development centres, co-create joint capabilities in technology development and research and undertake the development of fire safety codecs that help ensure an end-to-end life safety system to make hospitals safer. As a technology partner, Honeywell plans to also help enhance and optimise Narayana Health’s digital processes and offer training to its employees.