Samsung Partners with Great Ormond Street Hospital to Open New Digital Informatics Hub
Unit to accelerate adoption of technology and AI in healthcare as Samsung pledges to transform patient care through the power of technology
LONDON, UK, 11 October, 2018 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has been announced as an official founding partner of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s (GOSH) new Digital Research, Informatics and Virtual Environments unit (DRIVE).
DRIVE is a world first, state-of-the-art unit dedicated to research, data analysis and the testing of new technologies. A digital incubator, DRIVE is focused on revolutionising clinical practice and enhancing patient experiences and outcomes.
The first device being tested within the DRIVE facility is the Samsung Tablet. Once optimised with bespoke content, SMART Apps and a patient friendly interface, the Samsung Tablet will help take the NHS into a more digital era.
From supporting parents through difficult times by providing care plans and medication schedules at the touch of a button, to video conferencing capabilities which connect children with their normal family lives at home or with GOSH consultants, the Samsung Tablet can help the NHS deliver a continuity of care and support.
Suzanne Homewood, Director of Enterprise, Samsung UK commented:
“Being able to develop technologies which have the potential to transform lives and improve patient outcomes is hugely motivating. By joining forces with the world-class team at GOSH, we can begin to harness the power of our technology to find solutions to problems that haven’t yet been predicted, and accelerate the growth of digital healthcare. With DRIVE, we now have the ability to incubate and test new ideas which can eventually be scaled to help children, and the teams that care for them in the UK and across Europe. It’s an honour to be involved.”
The Tablet, protected with Samsung Knox for maximum security, will also give patients the ability to access the Samsung Health ecosystem securely, helping them to take control of their own recovery and improve their overall healthcare experience.
“The Samsung Tablet is just the tip of the iceberg for Samsung. From virtual reality ‘pain distraction’ prototypes to smart wearables, we’re powering ahead with our plans to get more projects into DRIVE so we can start to make a real difference to children, families and healthcare professionals from day one,” she added.
Samsung is one of seven founding partners of the DRIVE unit, joining Microsoft, ARM, NTT Data, Barclays, NHS Digital and University College London.