The IT strategy behind a groundbreaking new $2B pediatric hospital

The IT strategy behind a groundbreaking new $2B pediatric hospital

The two-million-square-foot Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Arthur M. Blank Hospital has been built from the ground up with leading-edge technology, everything from artificial intelligence to RTLS to robotics.

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  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Arthur M. Blank Hospital is a state-of-the-art pediatric facility opening in September, costing over $2 billion and spanning 19 stories with nearly two million square feet.
  • It integrates cutting-edge technology including 90 robots and advanced IT systems like AI, video technology, and patient engagement tools.
  • The hospital's health IT strategy involved extensive planning over seven years, incorporating feedback from patients, families, and staff to optimize care and workflow.
  • Special considerations were made for pediatric care, with equipment and protocols tailored for children's needs, including unique electronic health record challenges.
  • The hospital's 90 robots are deployed for various tasks, from delivering meals and medications to managing supply logistics.
  • Deep device integration and AI are central to the hospital's operations, optimizing data flow for real-time decision-making and predictive analytics.
  • Patient engagement technologies include multiple screens per room, real-time updates on care team members, and telemedicine capabilities for better interaction and comfort.
  • The CIO's goal is to leverage technology for smarter, more efficient care delivery, enhanced patient experiences, and robust cybersecurity measures to ensure safety and data protection.




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