A Glimpse into the Future of Health Care Facilities

Nearly two-thirds of health care leaders believe that by 2023 their organization will have made facility improvements to enhance patient/staff safety.

Futurescan graph of a glimpse into the future of health care facilities

Don King, the lead for the Healthcare Executive Leadership Council of the American Hospital Association’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering, reviews trends in health care facilities management in Futurescan 2018-2023.

In the annual guide published by the American Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD), King points out that providers are increasingly taking action to improve patient and staff safety. This observation is supported by the Futurescan national survey of healthcare leaders, which found that nearly two thirds of hospitals and health systems will have made capital investments to redesign or equip their facilities in ways that address this critical issue by 2023.

Other trends noted by King include the growing demand for medical facilities to withstand earthquakes, floods, and other catastrophes and the increasing need for hospital and outpatient pharmacies to increase drug security to guard against theft.

To learn more about the future of health care facilities and a variety of other emerging trends, order your copy of SHSMD’s Futurescan publication from the SHSMD online store or visit SHSMD’s website.