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Split air-conditioned operating room transformed into a smart hospital

2021-12-06T00:16:17.066Z

In the past, hospital facilities in mainland China always gave people a feeling of backwardness. However, with the development of the times and economic take-off, coupled with the impact and test of different infectious diseases, many large domestic hospitals have reached international standards.



In the past, the hospital facilities in mainland China always gave people a feeling of backwardness. However, with the development of the times and the economic take-off, coupled with the impact and test of different infectious diseases, many large domestic hospitals have reached international standards, even in smart technology. The application has surpassed Hong Kong.

Recall that the author first visited China more than 20 years ago for exchanges. At that time, the operating rooms of key hospitals were still not equipped with clean air-conditioning systems. Today, many hospitals have developed intelligently. The "leap-forward" progress is truly amazing.


Written by: Yuan Bailiang, a senior engineer and the former president of the Institution of Engineers


The author visited mainland China for the first time as early as 1981. It was the first time after graduating from university to participate in a mainland exchange group to learn about the development of China. I remember that it took 72 hours to take a hard sleeper train to reach Beijing. Fortunately, I was young and strong and could bear it. The journey is bumpy.

However, it was the first time I went to the local area as an engineer for exchanges in 1996. It was on the eve of the return to the mainland in 1996 to participate in the medical construction engineering facility forum.

I remember that the academic conference was held in the auditorium of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Medical engineering experts from almost all parts of the country gathered here, and Hong Kong and Macao industries were especially invited to participate.

The author visited the Beijing Tiantan Hospital, one of the top and two second-tier hospitals in the mainland, and visited the operating room of the hospital.

Recalling the old facilities and standards, there is really a gap with the international level. Even if it is a key-level hospital that focuses on brain surgery, the operating room does not have clean air-conditioning. Only split air conditioners are used as the ventilation system. I believe it was due to obstacles at the time. Due to factors such as economic conditions, the standards need to be improved.

With the improvement of the social environment, hospitals in mainland China have undergone drastic changes in the next 5 to 10 years, and the facilities of some large hospitals have been in line with Hong Kong's standards.

After the SARS outbreak, the author also went to the local area to share experience, exchange and provide advice to the domestic industry on how to design and build complete high-standard isolation wards to cope with and control large-scale infectious disease outbreaks.

Since then almost every year I will participate in academic forums in mainland China and be invited to give reports on hospital engineering design. In more than ten or twenty years, my communication skills in Putonghua have also risen from "very common level" to "progressive" for forum reports. Of course, there is still a lot of room for progress.

By 2000, hospitals in mainland China gradually introduced many advanced equipment, such as CT scan and MRI Scan. However, the author believes that although the facilities have been greatly improved, they have not been able to achieve the It’s like a god.” For example, there is still room for external learning in the logistics operations of a hospital.

Today, with the widespread use of intelligent technology in China, hospital facilities have also become intelligent at a high speed. For example, the use of face recognition technology combined with the use of medical cards allows patients to enter the hospital without registering their identifiable identity, arranging consultations, etc. The procedure, even the dispensing and fetching of medicines, are also fully automated.

A few years ago, Shanghai built a proton and heavy ion medical facility center to treat cancer patients. The pace is faster than Hong Kong.

However, Hong Kong’s intelligent systems are also being strengthened and gradually popularized. For example, when patients complete radiological examinations such as X-rays and computerized scans, digital images will be automatically uploaded to the repository. When the specialist needs a certain film, there is no need to It is necessary to rely on staff to search for relevant negatives from countless hard negatives before sending them to doctors.

Now it is all automatically transmitted by the computer system, which is safer and more convenient. Hospital colleagues don't have to worry about finding the wrong film, putting it in the wrong bag, or sending it to the wrong ward. This not only saves time, but also avoids the risk of human error.

Although public hospitals have gradually replaced manual procedures with smart systems in their medical, pharmaceutical and logistics systems, they still need to strike a balance between the disclosure of information and the protection of personal privacy. Local start-ups that develop medical-related technologies are also striving to develop corresponding Application platform.

In fact, the development of smart hospitals is consistent with the government's goal of promoting smart cities, and the newly released Hong Kong Health Code is believed to become an important part of Hong Kong's construction of a smart city. The public is now looking forward to the smooth operation of the formal customs clearance.

"01 Medical Clinic" cooperates with senior engineer Yuan Bailiang, and launches a column "Yuan Tu You" every Monday to share the big and small things of engineering and medical treatment.



Yuanboliang has always been committed to promoting the professional development of the engineering industry, and has just stepped down as the president of the Institute of Engineers.

Decades of professional journey is truly worth remembering, and I am convinced that latecomers may be able to understand the key points of the engineering profession.

With you in Yuantu, let everyone experience it together.


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