K-HOSPITAL FAIR or Korea Hospital Innovation & Medical Equipment Exhibition & Conference will be held at COEX in Seoul on Oct. 21-23 with a highlight on ‘K-quarantine’ and digital healthcare solutions to combat Covid-19 today and future virus risks.
K-HOSPITAL FAIR hosted by Korean Hospital Association (KHA), one of Korea’s biggest buyers, is the only industry event held in Seoul this year for healthcare professionals, hospitals and medical communities.
This year’s program features special exhibitions involving infection control and healthcare IT innovation.
The K-quarantine special exhibition will provide on-site know-how from hospitals and new technologies, devices, equipment, and other solutions from the medical industry to prepare for a potential second wave of the pandemic.
Visitors can experience a `walk-thru` diagnostic booth which has raised the status of K-quarantine around the world with a creative idea. The safe diagnostic system developed by H+ Yangji Hospital for the quick screening of patients infected with a novel coronavirus was introduced in Harvard University Business Review and covered by foreign media in 50 countries, including Washington Post.
In addition to H+ Yangji Hospital, Korea Kiyon, a walk thru booth manufacturing company, will join the demonstration. Korea Kiyon has exported 42 walk thru equipment to six countries, generating $310,000 in sales.
The exhibition will display not only medical supplies such as medical masks, hand sanitizers, face shields, and protective clothes, but also mobile negative-pressure equipment, mobile digital X-rays, thermal imaging cameras for temperature monitoring, air sterilizers, hospital quarantine systems, quarantine and disinfection robots, and Covid-19 status management systems for hospital employees.
Digital Healthcare Special Hall is home to advanced healthcare IT solutions, such as ‘Dr. Answer’, a system composing of 21 artificial intelligence software solutions that help doctors diagnose and treat their patient through medical big data and P-HIS (Precision medicine Hospital Information System) designed to safely store patient records and provide personalized care services.
Dr. Answer is the result of private-public partnerships with an investment of 48.8 billion won ($42.6 million) spent collecting and analyzing various healthcare data from 26 hospitals and 22 ICT companies. Dr. Answer is being clinically evaluated in 37 Korean hospitals and was recently exported to Saudi Arabia.
By Lee Byung-moon and Minu Kim
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