TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), in partnership with the Intelligent Health Association (IHA), is excited to introduce the first-ever Intelligent Hospital Pavilion (IHP) at HealthAchieve in Toronto this November 2 and 3. This technology-equipped destination pavilion will feature two demonstration rooms that will showcase the latest wireless technologies being utilized in today's hospitals.
"New, mobile technologies are becoming more and more ubiquitous in todays' digital hospitals," said Harry P. Pappas, Founder and CEO of IHP. "The pavilion will feature a number of examples utilizing emerging technologies that are causing a paradigm shift on the delivery of health care."
The IHP will provide health care professionals with a high-level snapshot of how a number of technologies, when integrated together in real-time, can result in improved patient care and patient safety, while helping the hospital produce better operating efficiencies.
"Historically, Ontario's hospitals have always tried to remain at the forefront of new developments, whether in research, thought leadership or medical advancements – today's emerging technologies are no different," said Anthony Dale, President and CEO, OHA. "Hospitals and their health system partners will benefit from on-site demonstrations of how existing technologies can be integrated into practice so that patient care can be improved even more."
Visitors will get a first-hand experience of how technologies are able to deliver real-time data from the patient's room to clinicians' mobile devices, providing caregivers with an opportunity to explore how these new technologies can be applied within their own health care setting.
"HealthAchieve is the event for inspiration and innovation in health care and we are looking forward to showcasing this innovative new pavilion to the Canadian health care market," said Warren DiClemente, Vice President, Education and Chief Operating Officer, OHA. "The pavilion will provide attendees with a unique look at how technology can be used to prevent errors and improve safety for patients."
HealthAchieve has been the signature conference and exhibition of the OHA for more than 90 years, and is one of the largest and most respected health care events in North America. This year's event takes place in Toronto from November 2-4. For more information, visit www.healthachieve.com.
Intelligent Health Association
The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a technology centric, not-for-profit, global organization founded to raise the level of awareness and to educate the Life Sciences community on the adoption of new technologies. The IHA is an educationally focused, vendor neutral, technology and frequency agnostic, association dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of auto-ID, Biometrics, BLE, M2M, MEMS, NFC, RFID, RTLS, Mobile devices, sensors, wireless technologies in the healthcare, assisted and independent living and nursing home industries. For more information, please visit: www.ihassociation.org and www.intelligenthospital.tv
Ontario Hospital Association
The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is the voice of Ontario's public hospitals. Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all Ontarians.
SOURCE Ontario Hospital Association
For further information: Samantha Grant, Public Affairs Specialist, Ontario Hospital Association, 416-357-1376, [email protected]; Isabella Wai, Director, Convention Exhibits, HealthAchieve, 416 205 1354, [email protected]; Anne Olscher, COO, Intelligent Health Association, 705-778-5469, [email protected]