Commercial building and office space design has evolved exponentially over the last two decades. Not only has this made them people-centric but also environmentally friendly. The healthcare space, however, is still making gradual improvements – something that should change rapidly. However, this should be done keeping 2 things in mind – patient centricity and sustainability. If you are planning to future-proof your healthcare facility, there are a few essential features that must be considered, such as:
Technology is progressing at break-neck speed. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are helping – if not taking over – most human processes. Cutting-edge investigation tools help doctors diagnose patients on time and more accurately than ever while robots aid them in complex tasks. They can also help remotely disinfect a room to prevent cross-infection in times of a pandemic such as COVID-19. Healthcare facilities of the future must be designed keeping technology in mind.
A healthcare space must be created with a vision of what the future could be like. For instance, individual rooms can be future-proofed keeping in mind future requirements like technology so that a new design can be adapted to with minimal changes. In addition, many current tools and procedures could be used for other medical activities in a few years. Designing such flexible spaces will be beneficial both financially and sustainability wise.
Redesigning Hospital Wearables and Telemedicine
If COVID-19 has taught the medical fraternity something, it is that remote diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring is possible, and the need of the hour. Wearable devices and telemedicine must be assimilated into healthcare architecture. In addition, dedicated spaces for the same must be a part of the healthcare architecture; they will be more user-friendly, have adequate sound control, will include adjustable lighting and can have multiple screens to interact with patients and see their records.
Increased Outpatient Care
Population is something that is increasing day by day, and consequently will result in a greater number of outpatients. However, processes must be as efficient as today – if not more – to diagnose and treat patients in an effective and timely manner. Even these facilities must be flexible to incorporate future technology. In addition, this area could be merged with other available rooms in the healthcare facility with the simple addition and removal of a movable wall.
Today, visiting a healthcare facility is a tedious task. Long waiting lines, piles of paperwork, and a list of processes are a prerequisite before even admitting a patient. However, leading healthcare architecture companies like ThinkDrum are working relentlessly to change this. Our team of professional’s research, plan, and design state-of-the-art healthcare facilities that are patient-centric and sustainable. To know more, contact us on email@example.com or visit here: https://www.thinkdrum.com to see how we can help! If you prefer speaking to a ThinkDrum expert, you can also call us on +91 93247 97509 or +91 9967558926.