In the new year comes an exciting new webinar series on innovation in healthcare planning and design, examining some of the key drivers transforming the way critical healthcare services are being delivered now and in the future to 2050.
Organised by European Healthcare Design, the ‘Future Hospital 2050’ innovation series is supported by Brandon Medical and will be broadcast on SALUS TV from 25 to 27 January 2022.
Rapid adaptation during the pandemic demonstrated healthcare’s capacity for transformation, while a changing climate is placing urgency on healthcare to be climate-smart in all areas of operation.
As patient populations and their needs change alongside rapid advances in medical science, knowledge and technology, healthcare systems need to respond by focusing on the delivery of personalised, patient-centred care; improving the patient experience; enhancing productivity; and strengthening clinical quality.
Innovation in system and service design, medical technology, and digital and physical infrastructure will define the future hospital. Some of the biggest changes are taking place in the “hot core” of the hospital – in emergency and critical care, and in surgery and the operating theatre.
In this new three-part series, panels of leading global experts will look at the main drivers expected to shape the future hospital, from AI and medtech to climate and the workforce. Each 90-minute episode will focus on a different “hot core” area and feature an international panel of leading clinicians, planners, designers and innovators to discuss the key issues. Case study examples will also be shared.
Graeme Hall, executive chair at Brandon Medical, said the new innovation series aligns with the company’s mission to improve patient outcomes and clinical teams’ work environments. And underlining the need to accelerate the pace of transformation in healthcare, he added: “We believe and work in partnership, and we recognise that collaboration and dialogue need to be nurtured. We are excited to support this series to create the space for dialogue on how innovation can lead to better healthcare.”
To book your place on the webinars, please register by clicking on the links below.
The future hospital: Surgery 2050
25 January 2022, 17.00–18.30 GMT
Rapid advances and convergence between medical and digital technology are redefining surgery and the future operating theatre. From hybrid operating theatres equipped with medical imaging devices enabling pioneering and minimally invasive surgery, to open-plan style ‘barn’ theatres and robotic-assisted surgery, there are new opportunities to rethink the way we design surgical settings. A panel of global experts will explore how design innovation and new technology will converge to deliver the future of surgery in the future.
The future hospital: Critical care 2050
26 January 2022, 17.00–18.30 GMT
The pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for healthcare, but it has also paved the way for transformational change in preparedness, response and recovery. Expandable and flexible bed and staffing capacities, safer ICU design, more effective triage, digital transformation and adoption of AI, and new approaches to communication with patients and families are all changing the way critical care services and facilities are being planned and designed. An expert panel will imagine what critical care medicine and the settings in which it is delivered will look like in the future.
The future hospital: Emergency care 2050
27 January 2022, 17.00–18.30 GMT
Before the pandemic, emergency care services across the world were under increasing pressure, yet many patients could have been better treated in community settings, and in many instances at home. The reduction in crowding in emergency care during the pandemic presents an opportunity for the reconfiguration of services and settings, including greater use of virtual care. Innovative ideas like Wolfson Economics Prize finalist, The Smart ED, an airline-style pod design that reimagines the emergency department, will be discussed, as an expert panel explores the drivers that will transform the design of urgent and emergency care settings and services in the future.