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Transform healthcare safety and security with AI insight

Healthcare is changing rapidly as escalating demands impact the way organizations treat patients, support caregivers and staff, and share information. Global trends like increasing life expectancy, infectious diseases, the need for contactless health services, and rising security risks have caused organizations to rethink how they operate. Healthcare teams are working harder and stretched between more locations in an effort to treat a growing population—but these trends make it difficult to ensure the safety and security of staff and patients.

Here, Vanessa Braunstein, product marketing lead for NVIDIA Healthcare, joins HPE's Rich Bird in a discussion detailing the ways HPE and NVIDIA are helping healthcare organizations improve clinical outcomes with AI-enabled healthcare applications.

Cutting-edge applications for healthcare are helping organizations take faster and decisive action—with capabilitiesHPE-NVIDIA-AI-healthcare-blog.png like remote patient monitoring, smart point of care (POC) testing, virus location and tracking, and clinical insight sharing. The ability to act on medical data is more important than ever, but without the right technologies in place, 97% of this valuable information goes unused.

Organizations face major obstacles in overcoming these IT and operational challenges:

  • Utilizing fragmented systems and records on outdated technologies
  • Shifting focus from in-person care to virtual consultations
  • Managing the demand for postponed care
  • Providing secure, reliable access to medical data
  • Leveraging data analytics to ease staff burdens
  • Remaining compliant with health and government mandates

Healthcare must transform to create a safer, more effective environment. Investing in a robust technology infrastructure is essential to improve clinical and operational outcomes, safeguard sensitive health data, and enhance standards of care and safety. The right solutions will enable fast and intelligent applications, expanding the reach of today’s healthcare teams and providing patients with more immediate care, when and how they need it.

Enhancing healthcare with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is unlocking insight from large amounts of medical data to speed the transition to smart hospitals. Healthcare organizations are leveraging AI to improve treatments, accelerate positive outcomes, and uncover possibilities yet to be imagined.

AI technologies have already been developed for a range of uses—like spotting the warning signs of stroke, identifying acute conditions and diseases, and keeping track of patient activity and vital signs, to identify faces and potential risk. AI also has a role behind the scenes, helping improve workforce productivity, optimize workflows, and anticipate equipment maintenance. Now, these complex data workloads can be executed quickly and accurately to improve critical operations and enable more informed, effective care.

Smart hospitals are employing AI applications to advance the safety and security of their facilities. For healthcare organizations, ensuring physical well-being of patients, visitors, and staff is as vital as responding to their medical needs. AI dramatically reduces risk by recognizing patterns as well as uncovering important changes or events from endless streams of data.

With AI, organizations are realizing critical insights for applications like temperature screening, social distance tracing, contact tracing, touchless entry, and video surveillance to create a more protected environment. Contactless health services incorporate voice-activated screens that can be used to guide patients to appointments, do consultations, and better manage patients, while reducing contact with staff to only urgent needs.

Intelligent video analytics (IVA) enables staff to better monitor their facilities, protecting patients as well as their sensitive information. Using IVA and smart sensors, smart hospitals can recognize objects like medical equipment and face coverings, identify and match faces of doctors and patients, and even detect elevated body temperatures. These inputs are used to determine unsafe situations and aid immediate action.

Smart hospitals utilize visual sensing to realize greater control and faster outcomes, streaming insights to a central location so that staff can monitor room hygiene, bed turnover, and patient safety in real-time. Fall injuries are a major concern, which cost an average of $35,000 per hospitalization. AI applications are used to monitor a patient’s position changes and alert healthcare staff to potential fall risks, which allows them to quickly intervene. Using these remote capabilities, organizations can save upwards of $4 million per year for a 100-bed facility.

Despite these crucial benefits, many organizations aren’t sure how to implement or fully utilize AI. In order to create a highly intelligent healthcare environment, they need a new breed of technology that can deliver insight on demand and at scale with AI.

Adopting comprehensive solutions

HPE and NVIDIA are partnering to pioneer the future of healthcare with AI capabilities. These comprehensive solutions are designed to unleash medical insight and ensure the utmost safety and security.

NVIDIA-Certified HPE Apollo 6500 systems and HPE ProLiant DL380 servers built on NVIDIA GPUs deliver a leading-edge AI platform. HPE systems are optimized for AI and data-intensive tasks, providing unmatched speed and capacity for a variety of healthcare applications. The HPE AI platform also features Cray ClusterStor E1000, a parallel HPC storage system that is purpose-built to easily manage AI workloads at scale.

AI, HPC, and analytics software has been validated on HPE systems to be highly agile, flexible, and scalable. You can configure DevOps and MLOps software to fit your specific requirements, so data scientists, developers, and researchers get back to building solutions, gathering insights to support staff and patients, and achieving faster time-to-value. Software is tested to simplify IT deployment and management, while optimizing healthcare performance.

Organizations can choose to deploy AI healthcare solutions on-premises—in conjunction with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)—or as a service. Beyond traditional financing and leasing, HPE Financial Services and HPE GreenLake give you flexibility in how you acquire and consume IT. HPE GreenLake offers AI as a service, a pay-per-use consumption model with the security and control of on-premises IT. HPE GreenLake for VDI broadens these capabilities with secure, scalable VDI-as-a-Service (VDIaaS). VDIaaS eliminates the need for costly upfront investments or continuous upgrades by extending the choice of monthly or per-use payments.

HPE Pointnext Services offer world-class expertise to help you create a roadmap to AI. HPE experts work with you to plan and execute a successful AI strategy for healthcare. We define your business objectives, care and safety requirements, potential problems, and select the best technologies and tools to create a future-proof solution.

Entering a new age of healthcare

The future of healthcare is fast and intelligent with AI. In collaboration with NVIDIA, HPE has a long history of providing end-to-end solutions to the global healthcare industry, enabling smart hospitals and turning your IT and operational challenges into opportunities.

The HPE AI platform is designed to harness your medical data on demand to set new standards for patient care, safety, and security while driving down your TCO. Every day, we see healthcare organizations put AI into action by building the right infrastructure at scale, with less complexity from edge to core. We are dedicated to helping you tackle today’s workloads and evolve for tomorrow’s requirements.

Let us help you unlock a new era of healthcare insight through the value of AI.

Vanessa Braunstein_NVIDIA.pngVanessa Braunstein leads product marketing for NVIDIA Healthcare. She has worked with life science researchers and the clinical community on building and implementing AI to optimize workflows in hospitals, medical research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and cancer centers. Vanessa received her BA from UC Berkeley in molecular and cell biology, and then studied public health and business at UCSF and UCLA.

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Rich Bird has worked in the IT industry for 20 years with some of the largest commercial brands. For the last 5 years he’s been focused on healthcare IT at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and believes deeply that digital technologies can, will and need to have an impact on the delivery of better healthcare, for people all over the world. Educated in Computer Science at Coventry University, and starting his career as a network engineer for Rolls Royce, he moved into human communications roles in 2006. Rich leads teams in delivering integrated marketing campaigns into National, local and regional Governments in the UK, where Rich found his passion for making the complex concepts of IT, simple and understandable for his audience. During this time he found his true calling, Healthcare, and how digitization can improve real people lives. He created a companywide growth board focusing on the UK NHS, pulling together disparate teams of sales, marketing, solutions architects, chief technologists and the country leadership teams for HP/HPE UK. Rich is a strategic thinker who understands the practical elements that are required to get the job done and deliver real impact. His areas of specialization include Healthcare IT, Marketing, Communications, and NLP.

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