The Hub idea was created by two physicians, Frank Gencorelli and Andrew Rosendahl. These two doctors recognized the need for more accurate communications between doctors and others within any hospital, as well as between any of these people in different hospitals–anywhere. The Hub allows these professionals to do this.
World experts predict that the complex US health care system will play a key role in making use of the Hub. The US population is treated by millions of health care providers in thousands of hospitals. Nevertheless, healthcare is a global challenge.
Clinicians, nurses and engineers are less and less satisfied with the system every year. Experts point out that the complexity of communication and coordination within the medical field is increasing.
For example, a physician needs an urgent consultation with his colleague at another hospital. He can use a telephone, call through the operator, or page him. Time is consumed, and a life depends on speed. A long process, isn't it? A prompt answer is needed, because every second matters. Lives are at stake.
In another case the diagnostic department bought ultrasound and MRI devices. Not all doctors have learned to use new models. They need instructions, but the documents are lost among other papers.
The shift schedule of medical personnel is registered in Google Drive. It's convenient. But access is difficult. Sending such information with a WhatsApp is unsafe, patient data is classified as protected health information and is controlled under The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).