Samsung Medical Center’s Digital Innovation Continues to Gain International Spotlight


Samsung Medical Center’s digital innovation drew international attention.


Samsung Medical Center (SMC) announced that it has been invited to an international academic conference hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS), which boasts the world's highest authority in the medical IT field and introduced the system currently operating in the hospital.


According to SMC, at the ‘HIMSS APAC CEO Summit’, Professor Phee, Poong Lyul, director of the Digital Innovation Promotion Team, participated in a discussion on the topic of ‘Healthcare 3.0’ and shared insights on the vision of next-generation healthcare and innovative technologies. He emphasized the essence of medical care and stated, “Innovative technologies such as big data-based AI models and robots are important, but it is even more imperative to improve the quality of care by providing highly customized treatment to each patient.”


At the recently held 'HIMSS 2022 Global Conference', Samsung Medical Center received an ovation for revealing the new digital healthcare technology the hospital has built.


Professor Cha, Won Chul, head of the Digital Innovation Center, gave a lecture on the experience of the 'smart logistics robot business'. Samsung Medical Center was the first in Korea to use robots to deliver medical materials at night, and simultaneously minimizing inventory and billing tasks, in order to create an environment where the inpatient ward can focus more on patient care. Samsung Medical Center, which is currently undertaking a pilot project, plans to apply its projects to all inpatient wards in June, starting from the main building.


At the same conference, Professor Kang, Mi Ra, deputy director of the Digital Innovation Center, announced the 'AI-based pressure ulcer (bedsores) stage prediction function' poster and attracted the attention of the attendees. With this technology, just by taking a picture of the pressure ulcers with a smartphone, AI analyzes it with deep learning to predict the stage of the pressure ulcers and recommends the appropriate type of dressing. If the stage of pressure ulcers can be predicted, the hospital expects to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers in patients through timely treatment and focus more on managing high-risk patients.


Furthermore, Director Phee, Poong Lyul stated, "If the ‘HIMSS INFRAM Certification’, which was obtained for the first time by a Korean medical institution in 2021, was the cornerstone of digital innovation, this announcement is the launch of that digital innovation” and “with the upcoming introduction of remote rounding robots and the use of the rounding tablet ‘Darwin M’, this will be a step closer to becoming a provider with the world's highest level of digital healthcare.”