Health Informatics Laboratory
This lab supports fundamental and applied research within the health informatics domain, with a focus on its ability to simulate current and proposed next-generation functions within intensive care units (ICUs) and specifically neonatal ICUs (NICUs). No similar innovative advanced prototyping and simulation environment to support next-generation health informatics solutions exists in the world.The lab contains three medical devices used within ICUs, together with a range of small fanless PCs, laptop PCs, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and computer servers. The small fanless PCs, laptop PCs and PDAs simulate functions related to data-collection units, NICU control stations, specialist workstations, remote-access specialist workstations and/or the referral control centre. The environment is configured to enable the simulation of a range of scenarios incorporating ICUs, remote hospitals, and a referral control centre with specialist remote access.