In South Korea, ‘smart hospital’ offers services through smartphones

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We recently wrote about LA's Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which has implemented its iPad-based BabyTime scheme to connect newborns in intensive care with their mothers. Taking the idea of a tech-enabled hospital that little bit further, the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital now offers a number of core services through patients' smartphones. Working with mobile operator SK Telecom, visitors to the hospital can begin digitally interacting with the hospital as soon as they walk through the door, through the Patient Guide app. GPS detects when they're on the premises and uses the relevant electronic medical records and patient data to bring…

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