Future of Smart Hospitals and how telecom can respond to that

In this presentation Geert Christiaansen will reflect on the changes in the delivery of healthcare, some of the drivers behind these changes and how smart hospitals will help drive the move to a decentralized and more patient-centric healthcare system. One of the key enablers for this move is the rise of “smart”, connected infrastructures in which smart hospitals not only aim to improve care delivery within the building, but become a part of a broader healthcare delivery ecosystem.

Presented by Geert Christiaansen, Senior Director Design Innovation at Philips.


Question 1: What drives you?
improving people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
to understand how technological advances can enable better quality of care with personalized approaches and improved health outcomes

Question 3: What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Digital Connectivity, Data, AI and Circular Economy

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
in healthcare they will enable the transformation to better health outcomes at lower costs with improved patient and staff experiences, while keeping our planet healthy

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
the transformation is a systemic change, and systemic changes are inherently complex and take time

About Geert Christiaansen
Geert Christiaansen is Senior Director Design Innovation at Philips
Experience Design. He has worked in Philips in different businesses, regions and roles. Next to this Geert started and owned a venture in RFID/NFC technology.

His background enables him to connect the creative force of Philips Experience Design to businesses internal and external to Philips. In his role he is responsible for the global Design innovation program. Geert is also the Studio Director for the location Eindhoven, which includes expertise in different areas of design, such as Product, UX, Usability, Data & AI and Service Design.

About Philips
At Philips, our purpose is to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. We aim to improve 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030, including 400 million in underserved communities.

As a technology company, we – and our brand licensees – innovate for people with one consistent belief: there’s always a way to make life better.

We consider people’s entire health journey
At Philips, we see healthcare as a connected whole. Helping people to live healthily and prevent disease. Giving clinicians the tools they need to make a precision diagnosis and deliver personalized treatment. Aiding the patient’s recovery at home in the community. All supported by a seamless flow of data.

Geert Christiaansen is speaker at the 2021 edition of the Future of Communication Conference.

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