One expert explains that, to face the future, the health care industry must do more than simply update the hospitals of the present.
To envision and build tomorrow’s hospital, one thing is clear: We’ll only get so far by re-engineering the hospital of the present. The hospital of the future will not be a hospital at all. Instead, it will be an inventive health delivery network that will require all of us — industry, clinicians, caregivers, families, and patients — to coordinate efforts in new ways, so we work together more efficiently to serve more people, with better outcomes at lower costs and higher quality standards. We must break with traditional models and norms and challenge ourselves about how and where care is offered. We need to cooperate through arrangements like private-public-government partnerships that make powerful and meaningful associations among all people, technology, services, situations and costs involved in health delivery.
Op/Ed: Hospital of the Future Will Be a Health Delivery Network
http://health.usnews.com/ | By Deborah DiSanzo | January 14, 2014