HIVE – Health in a Virtual Environment

East Metropolitan Health Service’s HIVE – Health in a Virtual Environment is Western Australia’s first inpatient remote monitoring service. This innovative service dramatically transforms how we care for our patients.

The HIVE, located in the EMHS Command Centre at Royal Perth Hospital, is staffed by clinical experts and provides 24/7 continuous monitoring of our most vulnerable patients.

The service is enabled by an artificial intelligence platform that detects the earliest signs of clinical deterioration. When an alert is generated, HIVE clinicians use a two-way audio-visual system to collaborate with staff on the ward, offering “a second set of eyes” to deliver consistently amazing care.

Watch the HIVE virtual tour to learn more about this innovative service…

HIVE Research

The introduction of the HIVE’s unique technology and model of care presents endless research opportunities in WA.

EMHS is seeking opportunities to collaborate with staff, universities and research bodies to support research and evaluation projects in several areas:

  • artificial intelligence
  • big data
  • change management
  • clinical studies
  • data science and data analytics
  • digital age and the workplace
  • future way of working
  • health economics
  • healthcare
  • implementation science
  • organisational behaviour and psychology.

Please contact the HIVE team to find out more about research opportunities at

Last Updated: 12/01/2023