industry is regarded as the most underplayed and safe segment in architecture,
taking care of technicalities and conforming to the bylaws. The segment has now
evolved and is continually growing, as do the needs and requirements. To cater
to the ever-growing needs of the sector, following are the latest trends of the
industry to make it boom faster and better, landing into a safe and efficient
should be a part of hospitals’ strategic planning. If not only improves effect
on environment but also reduces cost on long term basis. Hospitals make use of
a large number of equipment requiring energy and also it has a high
air-conditioning load running all the time. Strategic energy planning makes a
comprehensive evaluation of the current energy needs, forecasts future energy
needs, and identify strategies to include in operations budgets and capital
planning. Using high energy star equipment, examining their conditions, and
analyzing building energy performances are the key roles. The initiatives like
providing extra FSI if the building is gold or platinum certified, act as a
motivational measure towards sustainability. Optimizing facility operations can
help reduce operating costs, improving the patient experience, and promoting
space is not merely an area in a hospital; it is nowadays given prime
importance in planning. The needs and requirements of the visitor differ
according to their use and their age group. A healthy visitor might not want to
sit alongside a patient having flu, or a patient waiting for dialysis will have
different needs as compared to the one for chemotherapy. Each space should be
accessible and communicative to the staff. From providing charging stations to
interactive displays and reading stands, all engage the visitor to divert their
attention from the waiting time. Thus, instead of aligning it all together in
one linear segment, their needs should be addressed in a different manner.
hospitals provide facilities similar to larger hospitals in a compact form;
from ED, pharmacy to radiology and surgery. This helps in greater convenience
and approach to people placed at various locations. It is a 24 x 7 facility, local
to communities, reducing the need for travel to larger hospitals outside of
patient communities. The concept is new to our country but if adopted, can
benefit a huge number of lives.
visit hill stations for its view and greenery, we add gardens to our homes, but
why don’t we focus on the necessity of permeating nature in hospitals, knowing
the fact that it acts as a natural healer? Designing a hospital in communion
with nature is one of the latest trends these days, giving away the
conventional closed spaces. The patients are allowed to witness the pure
atmosphere with greens, helping them heal faster. The planning and design
inculcate this aspect, resulting in a more efficient design.
the present construction of healthcare projects averaging over four years; by the
time a new facility is built, it happens that it is already out of date. Prefab
construction can solve this problem and allow for a fast, low-cost, and scalable
solution that is of a higher quality than conventional construction.
architecture and prefabrication is a perfect pairing. First, healthcare
organizations need to standardize building components to reduce variation wherever
possible and appropriate. The typical spaces in healthcare facilities can be
standardized and defined by exacting codes and operational-oriented parameters.
Once the standardization is done, individual parts come together in a modular
planning which offers consistent, repeatable elements that can be flexibly
adapted and reconfigured for different programming needs and sites. Finally,
standardized modular components are prefabricated. Prefabricated components are
built off-site at the same time as on-site construction and then assembled
on-site. This reduces cost by saving time and the associated general conditions
of managing a construction site.
construction had begun in our country but is still underutilized today. If we
can manage to develop this, we can achieve milestones in the healthcare
Modicare impact on heathcare
this year, the National Health Protection Scheme unveiled a scheme of providing
health coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family for secondary and tertiary care
hospitalization. Since then, it has been in news and is one of the largest government funded healthcare program
in the world.
industry is ruled majorly by the private sector. With the private sector, the
infrastructure and cost rises and also use of branded medicines comes into
will radically transform the whole healthcare paradigm. It will lure more
investments into private healthcare market and drive down cost of treatment at
private hospitals. Healthcare providers will move to Tier-3 and Tier-4 towns
and expand operations there. It will also provide employment opportunities in
these towns. There will be a shift towards use of generics from costly branded
country is growing fast in the healthcare industry. We see new technological
advancements and reforms, the latest Modicare taking the country by storm; we
can change the face of this sector if we keep on modifying and opting the best
for the people.
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