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Five of the World's Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals

Five of the World's Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals

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When a loved one is ill and in need of medical care, we expect nothing but the best from the hospital staff.  However, it may surprise you to learn that some hospitals are not as technologically advanced as others!  We tend to believe that as long as the patient makes it through the doors of the E.R, it's all basically the same, no matter which hospital is being visited.  In these times of ever-changing technology, this simply is not the case anymore.  If you are looking for the utmost in technologically advanced care, the following hospitals are the ones to see.

1) The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

The Children's Hospital at Montefiore

What is more precious and deserving of the highest quality health care than the life of an innocent child?  This is especially apparent when the child is your own, and as a parent, you simply wouldn't feel right unless you knew that everything that can be done was done to help save your child's life.  That is why the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, located in Bronx, New York, has been deemed by the medical industry as the nation's most technologically advanced children's hospital. Built in 2001, the $120 million dollar children's hospital can accommodate 106 overnight patients at a time and can treat your child for practically anything that may be wrong.

SRC:http://www.montefiore.org/newsreleases/2001/10/the_childrens_hospital_at_montefiore_opens/

2) St. Olavs Hospital

St. Olavs Hospital

Located in Trondhiem, Norway, St. Olavs Hospital has been hailed as one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the world.  The hospital is expected to increase in productivity up to 26 percent by 2015 without any serious strain on resources. Their secret?  New high-end Internet technology that is making waves in the European health care scene. As they call it, it is "A single, converged Internet Protocol network that improves productivity, decreases operating costs, and enhances the potential for application and service integration." St. Olav's Hospital currently services over 400,000 patients a year, and that number is only going to go up as the new system improves.

3) Helford Clinical Research Hospital

Helford Clinical Research Hospital

Established in 2005, the Helford Clinical Research Hospital is breaking new ground when it comes to technologically advanced care for patients suffering life threatening illnesses.  The new facility allows the staff to provide its patients with the highest level of comfort, care and expertise, while at the same time making collaboration between supportive caregivers, physicians, and clinical researchers smooth and effective. 

SRC:http://www.cityofhope.org/HelfordHospital/

4) Upper River Valley Hospital

Upper River Valley Hospital

In today's world, technology not only needs to be advanced and up to date, but in many areas, it also helps to be environmentally friendly!  In late 2007 when the facility was opened in New Brunswick, Canada, it quickly became the envy of health care professionals all throughout the region for its excellent blend of superb technology and environmentally friendly practices, such as the "paperless electronic clinical documentation system," which allows health care providers to record and process information about patients without using a pen or paper.

SRC:http://www.gnb.ca/cnb/news/he/2007e1410he.htm

5) Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital

Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital

Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital of Clark County, Washington, is being called the most technologically advanced hospital to ever be built in the Pacific Northwest.  The entire facility functions nearly paperless, with state of the art systems planned for computerized bedside registration, entirely electronic record keeping and online order entry for physicians.  The facility will also feature Agility Health Care Solution's AgileTrac solution and technology infrastructure. This ground breaking system will track, manage, measure and improve the utilization 3,500 pieces of mobile medical equipment in the facility for optimal life saving use!

SRC:http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_pwwi/is_200502/ai_n9512750

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