COVID-19 has prompted healthcare facilities managers to reconsider all aspects of their buildings, not the least of which is the way medical facilities are designed and built to better serve and protect the health of patients. The ability to provide sufficient care stems from health professionals, but as the experience with COVID-19 has widely revealed, it also has much to do with the design of facilities themselves, according to Medical Construction & Design.
New building and design tactics are being vetted at a rapid pace, such as the redesign of physical space and infrastructural updates.
Consider new technology. To keep healthcare facilities future-proof, they must be designed with ever-evolving technology in mind. Technology has the power to make hospitals safer and more efficient. We Managers are seeing a growing adoption of touchless technology throughout hospitals. Many manufacturers are engineering out high touchpoints in facilities, such as computers, screens and hardware to get in and out of rooms and instead implementing touchless technology.