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Hospital futurescape: Schillenmethode, consumerism & virtual care

May 5, 2016

Brendan Byrne
Chief Innovation Officer
TELUS Health

The topic of the hospital of the future is garnering attention globally as hospital budgets shrink, aging populations increase and digital technology opens new avenues for treatment and establishes a new consumer mindset toward healthcare delivery.

Today’s hospitals, as an aggregation of resources, are not well equipped to respond. Physicians, MRI’s, operating rooms, intensive care beds, hospital beds and even labs reside in a campus of care to which patients must travel, wait and stay to receive treatment. Designed to consolidate and streamline acute care, hospitals are geared to the needs of care providers (not patients) and intended to maximize the use and efficacy of expensive physical and human resource assets.

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