Schneider Electric launches new healthcare systems

The firm’s latest line-up in healthcare infrastructure focuses on enhancing patient safety, and reducing operating expenses

Schneider Electric's recently-launched healthcare systems enhance patient safety and reduce operating expenses.
Schneider Electric's recently-launched healthcare systems enhance patient safety and reduce operating expenses.

Global energy management firm Schneider Electric recently unveiled its latest offerings in healthcare infrastructure, which have been designed to enhance patient safety, and reduce operating expenses.

The line-up includes smart panels for patient monitoring, access security, and smart power technology.

Pointing to figures from studies conducted on the market, the Schneider Electric team claims that energy use in healthcare has increased by 36% since 1995. The spike is attributed to the significant increase in the number of patients, as well as the high uptake of data centre technology.

Tackling this increase in energy consumption, Schneider Electric is combining energy and automation technologies in order to push for greater smart infrastructure and digitisation.

The company's range of offerings also includes cooling mechanisms, DCIM, UPS, as well as temperatures and security control. Additionally, the company has introduced building management systems coupled with presence detection technologies.

Commenting on the growth of the segment, Waseem Taqqali, vice president of Schneider Electric's buildings business unit, said: "Healthcare infrastructure spending is high on the GCC governments' agenda today. In addition, the region's commitment to smart connectivity has further triggered a fundamental shift in healthcare operations.”

Similarly, Hans Luppens, business development manager of industrial solutions, ITB, Schneider Electric, shared: "In our move to provide holistic solutions for healthcare, Schneider Electric communicated with the CEOs and owners of healthcare facilities to understand pain points for both staff and patients.

“Using this feedback, we integrated our offerings into easy-to-use platforms which, in the long run, enable safety, environmental and financial benefits to all stakeholders. Over time, institutions typically enjoy return on investments (ROI) along with a sustainable infrastructure," he added. 

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