Thursday, November 28, 2019
BOGE Kompressoren's very own Nalin Amunugama is now featured in Asian Hospital & Healthcare Management magazine
BOGE Kompressoren's very own Nalin Amunugama is now featured in Asian Hospital & Healthcare Management magazine, sharing his keen insights into the healthcare sector's biggest technological challenges.
As General Manager of BOGE's Asia Pacific division, Nalin Amunugama has first hand experience of meeting the needs of medical professionals and their patients throughout Asia. BOGE is a key partner of the healthcare community and provides best in class air compression and filtration products to ensure patients receive the best possible treatment.
In issue 46 of Asian Hospital & Healthcare Management magazine, Mr Amunugama explores the ever changing landscape of healthcare across Asia, specifically looking at how leading innovators such as BOGE Kompressoren can create new digital technologies to significantly improve healthcare efficacy, while reducing its running costs.
The Growing Need for Efficient Healthcare
Mr Amunugama's article immediately addresses the elephant in the room: Healthcare providers are under immense pressure to cut down waiting times and produce life saving outcomes on a strict budget. To compound these challenges, there will be an estimated shortfall in the number of available healthcare professionals well into the millions within the next 15 years.
This is all occurring as healthcare undergoes a new revolution – a digital one. Mr Amunugama points out that there has been a fundamental philosophical and practical shift away from centralizing health evaluation and treatment. People expect to be able to have some treatments and evaluations carried out remotely via smartphone apps and the growing number of health monitoring devices such as smart watches.
All of this has combined, Mr Amunugama observes, to a positive change in the way healthcare is administered. “From robotics to smart hospitals, health records and data analysis,” Mr Amunugama writes, “ to decision-making optimisation, predictive tools and seamless operations continue to be unlocked by technological innovations to deliver better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies.”
The Benefits of Digital Healthcare
Mr Amunugama places specific focus on Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Using his wealth of experience overseeing one of healthcare's most important companies throughout Asia, Mr Amunugama has observed first hand how EHRs benefit “both clinicians and patients as society moves further into the digital era”.
A key aspect of this adoption of digital technologies is a growing awareness among consumers that they can take an active interest in their own healthcare. Just as there is an app for ordering an Uber or fast food, there are countless apps which monitor heart rate, blood pressure, activity levels, and even the next big field in medicine – healthy sleeping habits.
This creates a powerful archive of healthcare records across the population, which will increasingly play a role in helping healthcare professionals apply preventative healthcare measures rather than reactive ones. In other words, seeing the tell tale signs of major killers such as stroke, heart disease, and cancer before they arise.
Mr Amunugama highlights this pool of data and believes strongly that incorporating it through EHRs “is the logical step forward as patients demand greater transparency and continuous updates on their health status.”
The Tech Revolution is Coming
As an expert in providing healthcare professionals with cutting edge technology to improve patient outcomes and lower running costs, Nalin Amunugama predicts that a huge leap in how medicine is administered is not just around the corner – it is here right now.
Using other examples such as the development of assistive care robots to care for an increasingly aging population, along with virtual and augmented reality systems helping surgeons and other medical experts carry out more precise interventions, Mr Amunugama highlights how technology will not simply overhaul one area of medical care, but every facet of it from top to bottom.
Intelligent Control Systems are the Future of Healthcare
A core part of the Asian Hospital & Healthcare Management article, is in connecting these technological advances to the critical need for reliable oversight.
In order to have such oversight, medical professionals require control systems which combine the best of both worlds: innovative, smart artificial intelligence systems that can automate tasks and respond quicker than humans can, alongside intuitive controls that can be easily used by medical and tech experts to support the artificial intelligence when needed.
When it comes to healthcare, human involvement is still desirable in order to ensure ethical and safe operations.
BOGE itself is a huge innovator of such intelligent control systems. Due to the precision of BOGE's line of medical air compressors which provides safe breathing air to patients and powers intricate surgical tools, a lightning quick and super intelligent control network is needed to improve efficiency and keep everything running safely.
Mr Amunugama shares his in-depth knowledge of BOGE's control system in the Asian Hospital & Healthcare Management article, explaining how BOGE Kompressoren's control designs for the Airtelligence Provis 3 controller and other systems, are award winning and critical to 21st century medicine.
Learn More About BOGE and the Healthcare Tech Revolution
For more in-depth analysis of how Asia's healthcare sector is being transformed by digital technologies, you can read Nalin Amunugama's article in issue 46 of Asian Hospital & Healthcare Management magazine.