Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, and ThoughtWire, a leading provider of Digital Twins for the built environment, have announced a strategic partnership to create smarter digital hospitals that operate seamlessly. The partnership means healthcare customers can take advantage of the connected hospital and achieve their digital strategy objectives faster by leveraging ThoughtWire and Schneider Electric’s suite of solutions.
This new partnership addresses some of the biggest roadblocks to becoming a truly patient-centric digital hospital. Today, healthcare facilities are operated in silos with fragmented information available from a variety of different systems. There is very little connectivity between facilities management and clinical operations, yet patients and clinicians increasingly require a more seamless experience in the hospital environment.
“We’ve been working with our customers in healthcare for the past 10 years to orchestrate data from across critical clinical systems, OT systems, IoT devices, to build a real-time Digital Twin that makes it easier for clinicians to have full visibility into patient needs and the entire hospital workflow,” said Mike Monteith, CEO, ThoughtWire. “More recently, we’ve seen a need to connect aspects of building infrastructure like energy and environmental data to provide these insights about the care environment back to facilities teams.”
Partnering with ThoughtWire allows Schneider Electric healthcare facilities customers to benefit from the connected hospital environment, where facilities management and clinical workflow operations are orchestrated seamlessly and each group has the visibility they need to deliver the best outcomes for patients and staff. ThoughtWire’s Digital Twin enables Schneider Electric to improve patient outcomes with a data model of a hospital’s building systems, clinical and IT systems, IoT devices, workflows and people.
“We’re excited to be working with Schneider Electric on bringing these joint solutions to the healthcare market,” said Franco Castaldini, Chief Commercial Officer, ThoughtWire. “This partnership represents an unmatched offering in terms of breadth and depth, providing the most comprehensive set of capabilities to create truly Digital Hospitals.”
“ThoughtWire’s market proven capabilities have helped hospitals achieve better efficiency, higher patient satisfaction, and cost reduction,” said Mike Sullivan, Building Segments President, Schneider Electric. “This partnership will further help Schneider Electric’s customers transform their hospitals and improve the lives of patients, clinicians, and staff.”
“ThoughtWire’s digital twin helps makes sense of data, driving greater insights and allowing us to create smarter buildings,” said Rebecca Boll, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Strategy, Schneider Electric.