Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has today announced it is to collaborate with master healthcare transformation partner Influence Healthcare International (IHI), a full-service healthcare solutions, management, advisory and consulting company. The agreement enables both companies to explore new opportunities to further digital transformation of the Middle East, Russia, Turkey and Africa’s (MERTA) healthcare sector, by providing high-quality healthcare solutions and supporting healthcare sector participants whilst reducing costs, optimizing hospital operations, and enhancing the overall patient experience.

The collaboration will combine Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions’ (SPS) global expertise in automation, mobile communication, productivity products and solutions, and cloud-enabled predictive analytics with IHI’s industry-leading healthcare transformation capabilities to create ultra-safe healthcare solutions.

Under the collaboration, IHI will be able to leverage Honeywell’s technology expertise for healthcare environments, including nurse call systems, RFID solutions, remote patient monitoring and mobile barcode scanners among others. IHI will provide its advisory services, operation transformation solutions and training, coaching and leadership consultancy.

The combination of Honeywell’s cutting-edge technologies, IHI’s application of the Japanese Toyota Production System (TPS) – also the foundation for Honeywell’s Honeywell Operating System (HOS) –  and the companies’ deep sector expertise, enables them to design and implement ultra-safe, cost-effective and tailored hospital transformation solutions and next generation integrated care communication platforms for the healthcare industry.

“We are committed to connecting people, assets and processes to allow customers in the healthcare sector to make timely informed decisions based on real-time data, improving their performance and patient experience,” said Miroslav Kafedzhiev, vice president and general manager for Honeywell SPS, High-Growth Regions. “Our collaboration with IHI offers unparalleled domain expertise in healthcare technology, and acts as an enabler for the next generation of patient care solutions in the MERTA region. Through our work, we can create an ultra-safe, robust and flexible system of operations and management, based on the continuous success of better, faster, safer and lower cost systems.

Dr. Mohammad Shanti, Chairman and CEO at IHI added, “At IHI we understand the complex, challenging, and highly regulated world of healthcare. Our healthcare systems and transformation capabilities, together with Honeywell’s products and solutions, will advance the adoption of digitalization in the healthcare sector, while significantly increasing the throughput as well as quality of products and services. We look forward to bringing the industry even greater heights together.”

With the healthcare industry already in change, further accelerated by the global coronavirus pandemic, healthcare stakeholders in the Middle East understand the need to fast-track digital transformations to deliver optimal care, while remaining competitive. The Honeywell-IHI collaboration is the first-of-its-kind in the MERTA region, providing a mix of insight, knowledge transfer, expertise and talent to deliver long-term successful transformation of healthcare providers.

Source: Four Communications