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Architects, Clinicians and Health IT Discuss Designing the Hospital of the Future

August 27, 2010 - 12 Comments

Right now, the government is expected to spend over $30 billion on the design and construction of public hospitals across Australia.  With hospitals representing the single biggest component of our recurrent healthcare expenditure it is crucial that health care professionals and consumers alike focus on how we build better and more efficient hospitals. 

This issue is both important and urgent as the hospitals we are building now will frame the way we deliver care for the next 20 years and define how we cope with our aging population. 

This week, the Cisco-sponsored inaugural Australian Digital Hospital Design Workshop kicked off in Melbourne, Australia.  It brought together clinicians, architects, engineers, systems designers, and health IT specialists to look at the physical and technological design of the hospital of the future.

In the FlipVideo below, you’ll hear Brendan Lovelock the Health Practice Lead for Cisco Australia highlight how by designing smarter, more patient-focused healthcare facilities we can make a profound impact on the millions of Australians who come through these institutions in the near term. 

Check out the presentations and feedback from Digital Hospital Design Workshop participants at The Health Hub.

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