iHospital: Chesterfield University Hospitals and Apple Unite to Transform Healthcare
01 April 2014
Chesterfield University Hospitals has signed contracts with Apple to transform patient services through their innovative iHospital ap.
Available on iPhones and iPads this ap will enable the patient to diagnose then treat common ailments and conduct, self administered, minor operations.
The new system will be fully supported by virtual clinicians; guiding patients through best practice, writing prescriptions and most importantly treating them in the comforting environment of home. Patients with access to a 3D printer will be able to manufacture their own implements and medical supplies, then with the aid of easily available pain killers such as paracetamol, operate thanks to‘Apple Surgical Solutions’ (ASS). ASS will even provide details of local drug dealers in case opiate based pain relief is required following an adverse event.
Dr David Chivers said“Safety is crucial, using the phones gyroscopic thingy a patients hand tremor will be tested, only the steadiest will be allowed to perform anything but the simplest of surgery; with ASS we’re confident that soon 9 out of 10 men will soon be repairing their own hernia’s and home vasectomies will be the norm.”
“The collaboration between Apple and Chesterfield University Hospitals is about putting our patients in a position where they’re more involved in their own care, in a safer and more effective manner than costly visits to hospital. The NHS needs to up its game and this is the right thing to do. With free Wi-Fi onsite those not so confident in home surgery are welcome to operate in the Concourse, reassured by constant flow of medical practitioners buying coffee and cakes; meaning help is seconds away in case of an accident or emergency”.
To facilitate this safe self surgery a new ‘ASS Zone’ has been prepared next to Costa Coffee, populated today by executives and directors demonstrating how technological innovations are transforming the patient experience. Dr Jayne Cooper’s mild mishap stress testing the emergency procedure, when the screen froze nearby junior doctors interrupted their breakfasts and leapt into action, preventing a potential fatal haemorrhage while the 3D Printer was switched on and off again.
An additional module can be purchased, enabling the budding home MD to complete cosmetic surgery at home,“Why pay £5000 for a silicone breast enlargement when for a £5 download and a handful of plastercine you can go from go from a B to a D cup, and its non toxic to boot!”