The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article discussing what the hospitals of the future may look like – noting the strong influence of telemedicine, technology, patient demographics and population health.
The article includes a robust discussion on these potential changes and the impact upon the bottom line and quality of care. “Hospitals aren’t going away anytime soon, nor should they,” says Jennifer Wiler, executive director of the Care Innovation Center at UCHealth, a Colorado-based health care system, and vice chairwoman of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “But the traditional model of a hospital as the hub of care with a single facility providing every facet of treatment is changing.”
Read the full article.