Forbes June 7, 2023
Hospital design experts Christina Grimes and Ryan Hullinger explain how technology — from telehealth to avatars — is being incorporated into healthcare environments.
The Covid-19 pandemic ushered in a mass adoption of technology, with platforms like Zoom being embraced overnight, and social media and streaming services experiencing a boom in users. Telemedicine peaked as a means to reduce the spread of disease and allow people to receive non-emergency care, with 37% of adults reporting the use of telehealth services in 2021. Though this spike has lowered due to the reopening of facilities, the convenience of telehealth for both patients and providers means it’s here to stay.
In addition to telemedicine, smart, integrated in-room technology, mobile apps, embedded interactive technologies and...