Clinical review: The hospital of the future - building intelligent environments to facilitate safe and effective acute care delivery

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Abstract

The translation of knowledge into rational care is as essential and pressing a task as the development of new diagnostic or therapeutic devices, and is arguably more important. The emerging science of health care delivery has identified the central role of human factor ergonomics in the prevention of medical error, omission, and waste. Novel informatics and systems engineering strategies provide an excellent opportunity to improve the design of acute care delivery. In this article, future hospitals are envisioned as organizations built around smart environments that facilitate consistent delivery of effective, equitable, and error-free care focused on patient-centered rather than provider-centered outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number220
JournalCritical Care
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 26 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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