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Hospital Architecture Design Trends and Modern Technology

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Technology is being considered as the gateway to new possibilities. Many of the hospitals are installing technological advancements in their facilities. If you lack the proper knowledge about these or you think that your facility lacks all the modernity and attractiveness, this is the right time to educate yourself about technology trends being used in hospital architecture design.

It’s only right that day by day advancements in technology should also be bought in the healthcare department. E.g. the procedures involving checking in are made swift with the help of digital kiosks & the level of healthcare patients receive is improved with the introduction of tele-medicine. If you want to give your hospital a chance to reach its maximum potential you’ll need to concentrate on these healthcare / hospital architecture design trends.

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Digital Kiosks:

Hospitals can greatly benefit from the installation of digital kiosks, as they are easy to operate and the facilities don’t have to store large bundles of paper, the data is online and can be looked at in an instant. Using digital kiosks also reduces the chances of mistakes made by the administration staff. Here the two-fold usages of digital kiosks come to play, before an appointment patients are presented with wait-time information and all the digital paperwork. They serve a lot of purposes like they help people who might be stressed or have hearing problems it also eliminates the need of having a physical receptionist. It also makes the process of payment easier for the patient as all they have to do is swipe their credit card into these kiosks and the payment will be made to the bank.

Tele-medicine:

More than 50% of hospitals are using tele-medicine. They connect through video calls and provide consultations. This is not limited to doctors and patients only, doctors are using it to get a second review from other qualified doctors present in other places. They keep the patients in the loop and they don’t have to come in for minor inconveniences. There are cardiac monitors and bottles which remind patients that it is time for their medication. Patients can get consultations from the doctors wherever they are with the help of big halls and rooms which are fitted with computers consisting of large video cameras and screens.

Virtual Reality:

Technology can be the guiding hand during the design process. How we do business with our clients can be greatly impacted and enhanced by the use of Virtual Reality (VR). VR lets you do things that might be surreal in real life, e.g. feeling a 3D design of the hospital. This then leads to aid our clients in making decisions that are more suited to the building’s layout. E.g. a 3D model can help if the equipment being installed comfortable for patients or not? They can also keep the patients by showing them different calming landscapes or maybe by experiencing their favorite video on YouTube.

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Mobile Computer Workstations:

The hospital staff can view the information and other critical data as they move from one to another via wheeled workstations. This is critical as doctors work in shifts and this will help them to bridge the gap that change in shifts might create. Doctors can come in and monitor their patients on the go and not waiting for someone to fill them in on their situation.

Sensors and wearable technology:

Wearable technology can help the staff of hospitals to keep a closer eye on the patients. They convey real-time data to the staff, so they have the patients under observation 24/7. They can continuously look for infected cells in your body and may alert the user about it. They also keep track of your vitals and will know if you are suffering from a stroke. This kind of personalized care to all which would otherwise take a lot of manpower and time to accomplish. Wearables are proving to be an increasingly popular way to diagnose chronic health conditions. The faster a patient is diagnosed the faster the treatment gets underway.

Healthcare staffing management technology:

50% of expenses procured at a hospital are of staffing and labor. Staffing management technology can keep those costs to the minimum without foregoing patient care. Implementing this into your hospital will make it more reliable and efficient that too at a reasonable cost.

Robotics:

Contemporaryhospitals are equipped with robotics which aid them in different surgeries. They help the surgeons by making small incisions instead of making large ones. Their small size allows them to reach those nooks and corners which might be impossible for a human hand to reach. Other useful healthcare technologies consisting of robotics are exoskeletons which can help the paralyzed patients walk. Foreign objects in the body can be manually removed from the aid of Nanobots.

There are a number of technologies like these, that if used correctly can be a big step forward in the right direction. Do any other similar technology related to hospital architecture design comes into your mind that can revolutionize the way we treat our patients and run our facilities? Write in the comment section to add that in the list as well. You can’t even imagine how much it can help the healthcare communities and save how lives.

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M. Ahmad Zia

M. Ahmad Zia is a technology entrepreneur and a researcher in healthcare technology. Click the link below to get in touch with him.