c-CCMS launched in Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Staff from our Health Sector Division introduce the new c-CCMS
to management of the Hospital Authority.
We achieved a milestone recently with the implementation of a computerised
Central Control and Monitoring System (c-CCMS) at the Queen Elizabeth
Hospital (QEH), the first of its kind in Asia. From a single central control
centre, it facilitates the smooth operations of the engineering systems
throughout the entire hospital complex with the efficient and effective
monitoring of all plant and equipment.
Using the latest state-of-the-art technology, c-CCMS provides a number
of breakthrough features especially in the field of mobile computing.
These include effective communications with both the QEH Intranet and
Internet through the system's web-based facilities; access to information
through the web page via PDAs, notebooks and wireless modems; auto-dialling
with messages (Short Message Service) being sent to operators' mobile
phones or pagers; dial-up access to the c-CCMS through remote stations
and notebooks; as well as integrated digital imaging through CCTV surveillance.
Additional services and benefits provided by the System include:
• Use of the internationally recognised open protocol - BACNet, enabling
the connection and integration of different vendor systems.
• Dual redundant servers enhancing system reliability.
• High-speed networking based on the Gigabit Ethernet.
• Distributed Server Architecture (DSA) enhancing communication and increasing
• A Video Display Wall which provides a multi-working platform and a better
• Global energy management for the entire hospital with time scheduling,
chillers sequencing and demand side management facilities.
The System is also highly flexible, with the ability to grow and expand
with the new digital and mobile computing technologies as they develop.
Future facilities can include:
• 3G mobile phone technology - with speeds up to 2Mbps, it will allow
digital CCTV image transmission.
• "Bluetooth" (Wireless) communication.
• Faster video image transmission with enhanced video compression (MPEG-4).
• Fully web-based operating system.
c-CCMS Schematic Diagram of QEH project
the benefits of the System, Dr. K. M. Leung of Health Sector Division,
who led the project said: "The new c-CCMS system is a perfect example
of the win-win solutions that we aim for in serving our customers. With
the System in place we not only achieve higher efficiencies and save costs
with the more effective use of manpower, we also provide enhanced services
with better fault prevention and reductions in fault response times. QEH
and patients benefit from the new technology and vastly improved services.
Our use of the latest technology combined with new techniques and innovative
applications enhances our activities and improves our services for the
benefit of the people of Hong Kong."
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