7 important insights from the ”Hospitals of the Future” Conference.
Healthcare Bayern is a major stakeholder in the German care sector. The organization is dedicated to improving healthcare in Bavaria, a German state with twice the population of all of Denmark.
On April 9. Healthcare Bayern held a conference titled “Hospitals of the Future”. Denmark is a frontrunner in building innovative and outstanding hospitals, and the Danish “super hospitals” have been rewarded with a number of prizes for innovation and architecture. Three Danish keynote speakers were invited to share their insights in how to structure, build and organize hospitals for improved patient care. Hudevad Radiators initiated the conference along with Healthcare Bayern partly due to our membership of the organisation, and partly due to our collaboration with one of the keynote speaker, Ph.D. Pia Kiil Nielsen, who has been a significant contributor in developing our healthcare focused line of radiators.
The other two keynote speakers were Mr Julian Weyer, partner at C.F. Møller Architects and an expert in hospital architecture, and Ms Nadia Kronenberg, advisor at Healthcare Denmark, speaking about the Danish healthcare system.
Here are the 7 most important insights from the conference:
- One-bed patient rooms are necessary to keep infection rates down and the quality of sleep up.
- Sleep-over possibilities for relatives relieve staff from part of the workload on minor issues thus freeing up time for major issues.
- Implementation of physical features (such as handles on toilets, sinks and beds) and electronic controls to change the height of wash facilities and toilets will increase independence and freedom for patients.
- All patient rooms have natural daylight and all beds can be pushed into the garden. The exposure to fresh air and daylight speeds up the recovery process.
- Family doctors act as gatekeepers before admission to a hospital or experts, and in case of an emergency telephone contact between patients or relatives has to be established before going to the E.R. This increases efficiency and saves cost.
- Digitalization increases efficiency by 4-8%. Digital means e.g. real-time location of staff and equipment, blood analysis and sterilization of equipment by using robots, and digital communication through electronic patient files.
- Healthcare acquired infections pose a threat to patients and lead to prolonged hospital stays. By focusing on hygienic, intelligent design which eases cleaning and improves cleaning routines it is possible to reduce infection rates and thus the costs involved in treating them.
For more information on the conference, contact our Business Developer Jennyfer Georgsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +45 26 86 22 72.
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