«When talking about the future of healthcare, we also have to talk about the future designs of the institutions providing medical services. However, with digital health technologies that democratise access to care, the point of care will not be limited to healthcare institutions. It will rather be split into two; with hospitals becoming health centres for disease prevention, acute care and surgical needs, while monitoring patients’ vitals will be done closer to patients themselves.
We explore these aspects of the future of hospital design in this two-part series. In the first article, we looked at design adjustments to accommodate digital health technologies to enhance the workplace of caregivers while providing a better patient experience. In this second article, we will look at how hospitals will also need to adapt their designs from outside the institutions.»
Article written by The Medical Futurist
The Medical Futurist