It is a known fact that the general population is getting older and older due to the advancement in medical and pharmaceutical capabilities. Therefore, it is of outmost importance to innovate and keep the healthcare industry at the same technological pace as all other sectors. The Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (BISCI) seeks to achieve this through the Healthcare Hub. The Healthcare is a collaboration that seeks to work with government, companies and academia to deliver joint goals that result in great outcomes for all involved and the wider environment, society and economy.
“It is our joint mission to be the first uniquely integrated network of organisations that relentlessly strive to integrate our value chains digitally to reduce waste, improve sustainability with minimal touch points for hospitals”
The objective is to create and use sensing data within hospitals to improve stock management processes through high levels of touch-less automation, that require the least amount of interactions by hospital staff, creating a “simple”, integrated and seamless stock management and ordering process for hospitals. To achieve our mission, parties involved need to work together in an ecosystem way of development. Within the healthcare hub ecosystem, BISCI will act as an orchestrator and support all parties with its academic industry knowledge and business expertise. This team of companies is supported by first-class research and guidance from Maastricht University, TNO, Fontys University of Applied Sciences and Zuyd University of Applied Sciences through BISCI.
The Healthcare Hub understands that innovation in the healthcare industry cannot be achieved by a single organisation, in order to do so several organizations need to collaborate to achieve a positive outcome. The core purpose of the Healthcare Hub is to drive sustainable and digital innovation in the healthcare industry. However, the Healthcare Hub is also collaborating with educational institutions to provide internships and employment opportunities to students and graduates of all levels. To facilitate the objective and the better understanding of the “smart technologies”, BISCI is creating a Smart Healthcare University Lab with Maastricht University, in which students and researchers can work on their inspiring ideas, collaborate and learn together. The knowledge and insights gained will help the Healthcare Hub to grow and provide necessary expertise.