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Connected health care “When this happens, we conn
ect big data from many sources. Over time, this data pool will help us find new solutions – new ways of evolving quality of health care. We focus on the humans; the health care staff. By understanding their needs, we can create solutions that make their workdays easier and contribute to more sustainable health care for generations to come.” One of the unique solutions in Getinge’s portfolio is T-DOC, a world-leading sterile supply management and surgical instrument traceability solution that makes the entire hospital flow more efficient. When it launched, 25 years ago, it was a unique solution to the market. “It can help ensure complete instrument traceability, optimized instrument and device utilization, and make sure instruments are delivered in time for each surgery. The amazing thing about T-DOC is that the software is so extensive and consistently developed over the years that it today can be adapted to any hospital setup. As health care evolves, so does our solutions.” Another trusted solution is Torin, which helps meet the complex requirements of today’s OR management. It optimizes the planning in the OR with fast and reliable surgery scheduling. In the recent years, efforts have gone into developing the solution further, leading up to the release of a simulation and planning tool called Torin OptimalQ. “We launched it last year as a response to the worldwide challenge of bringing down elective surgery backlogs in the pandemic aftermath. Our team came up with this innovation by looking at how we can utilize our miles of data and knowledge on efficient surgery planning.” Both T-DOC and Torin are developed in close collaboration with customers which Charlotte finds crucial for IT innovations. “We need to know their environment and what their processes look like to be able to add more value into their work. Our customer service is also open around the clock to help solve challenges. With Getinge Online, 6 T-DOC improves instrument turnaround and tracing, more accurate decontamination and better patient safety. our digital service offering, we provide remote service and make sure the equipment is up and running at all times, which has been especially helpful during the pandemic.” Getinge’s solutions are specific but they all contribute to a complete solution for the hospital flow. The equipment is often integrated with solutions from other suppliers to make sure the customer don’t have to adapt to their new investments, but the other way around. “To create real improvements, we need an open ecosystem where we collaborate and share knowledge with partners and other suppliers. As I see it, this is where we can create most value.” ○ About Charlotte Enlund Vice President Integrated Workflow Solutions Lives in: Copenhagen, Denmark. Joined Getinge: In 2019. Defines digitalization as: A transformation where IT tools are used to make work easier. Favorite digital innovation: A hardware development; the processing power of computers.