HIVE commences services

Photograph from HIVE launch
December 15, 2020

East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) is delighted to announce the HIVE – Health in a Virtual Environment has now commenced services.

The HIVE, located in the EMHS Command Centre at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is staffed by clinical experts and provides 24/7 continuous monitoring of our most vulnerable patients.

The service uses artificial intelligence to detect the earliest signs of clinical deterioration. When alerted, HIVE clinicians will collaborate with staff on the ward using a two-way audio-visual system to deliver effective and immediate care to our patients when they need it most.

The HIVE team have initially started monitoring five beds within RPH’s Trauma Unit, and will soon expand to 50 beds across both RPH and Armadale Hospital.

For the Board and the EMHS leadership team, the HIVE represents a significant milestone for digital healthcare in Western Australia. Being at the forefront of innovation is a key goal for EMHS, and we see HIVE as an exciting launchpad for the kind of trailblazing care we strive to provide on a daily basis.

Thank you to everybody at EMHS who has made this incredible service a possibility for our patients.