More than 8.3 million people receive support from long-term care services. At the same time, the continued focus for hospitals on reducing readmissions is forcing systemic changes. Some health systems are adding aftercare facilities to their own campuses and recognize that communication can improve patient outcomes. Moving communication and monitoring beyond the physical walls of the hospital requires significant changes inside the hospital walls. As health systems push the boundaries of care, the built environment must support this growth.
Identify new monitoring technologies that will affect workflow and the built environment.
Explore examples where health systems are implementing integrated solutions.
Discuss industry changes and challenges that are creating the need for new solutions.
Assess options facilities should consider in preparation for these technology challenges.