February 3, 2022

Importance of Adaptable Healthcare Spaces for Emerging Technology

Importance of Adaptable Healthcare Spaces for Emerging Technology

Posted by CMBA Architects on May 11, 2021 8:07:51 AM

While healthcare organizations have always faced the challenge of adapting their facilities to evolving services, needs, technology, and healthcare delivery models, the tempo of that change is accelerating.

Designing for Digital Consults

New tech and cultural trends are changing the way in which doctors engage with their patients. Increasingly, doctors are in need of specialty workspaces designed for both remote consultations and in-person care.

Doctor-patient consultations are moving towards greater digital enhancement with more immersive and intelligent in-room technology supporting more advanced diagnosis, richer patient conversations, and real-time diagnostics. The challenges and opportunities go far beyond today's "telemedicine," encompassing an entire suite of tools making the consult of tomorrow more successful for patients and more efficient for providers.

Designing Your Smart Clinic

Digitally oriented hospitals and clinics can learn a few things from the hospitality industry to create smoother, more personalized digital patient experiences – both remotely and in-person. The new standards for experience will resemble that of a 5-star hotel, not the traditional hospital platform. Check-in will become frictionless, personalized, or automated. Digital coordination of staff will make clinical environments more efficient and effective, but will also change how clinicians organize their time on-site.

The widespread customization of healthcare is on its way. In a more intelligent clinic, staff will need new kinds of spaces designed to support new digitally-powered workflows, which will allow medical professionals to customize treatment and shed the need for “one-size-fits-all” healthcare.

Stand Out with Your Digital Experience

This may seem obvious, but it's worth making clear – the experiences you provide are what people remember and will form their future expectations and opinions about your organization. Therefore, focusing on the human aspect, by understanding and designing for the current state of technology and culture, will mean more than just better design and performance – it will support different opportunities to stand out from your competition and craft meaningful approaches to your patient satisfaction strategy.

New digital platforms and technologies are continuing to become a vital piece of future-ready healthcare. Emerging digital solutions that are blended with physical spaces can help make care more personalized, responsive, and effective. By designing with digital in mind, we have an unprecedented opportunity to reconsider care delivery through the lens of human experience.

Topics: Healthcare-General