Over the years, a wide variety of research has been carried out that shows that architecture in the hospital environment has a great effect within the healing process and improvement of the patient’s well-being.
It has also been shown that there is a connection in terms of stress reduction, both of the personnel working within the hospital, and of the patients, with respect to the spaces and physical architectural environments of said hospital facilities.
Currently, the hospital industry, led by architects and engineers, must do everything possible to adapt to a global phenomenon that is advancing at accelerated steps; the tech.
Day by day, technology has been the factor responsible for causing great changes within the environments in the hospital and in the medical services that it is responsible for offering to society.
Advances such as new surgical techniques, many of them currently carried out by automated machines (robots), intelligent spaces, and optimal interiors for work development, and also to be able to provide an optimal stay to patients within hospitals, has radically changed the hospital industry.
In the same way, thanks to the design and maintenance of the infrastructure, it is possible to reduce infections and avoid complications in patients which are inside the hospital.
“Healthy infrastructure, equal to happy patients”, according to an investigation, in which infection control is placed as one of the main factors or trends in the health sector and the industries in charge of hospital architecture.
The issue of infection control is considered as one of the most handled up to now and ranks as one of the most worrying issues in the hospital environment, as it refers to the control of intra-hospital infections.
The hospital must be a building to cure, however, in a hospital environment there are many pathogenic microorganisms that are transmitted through the air and constitute the main means of transmitting infections to the users of these establishments.
And this is why healthcare facility planning and design courses serves as a great tool in hospital architecture.
Thanks to the advancement of technology within the hospital environment, a well-known and extremely important concept for engineers, architects, and especially for hospitals has been developed for a few years; smart hospitals.
With this they refer to the different types of technological advances and architectural methods that are developed in order to achieve an improvement in the quality of care provided to the patient and how the different activities carried out by the medical professional and the patient are facilitated and optimized.
So, taking into account the aforementioned, it can be emphasized and concluded that the creation of intelligent hospitals is of great importance for architects and engineers in these times, and to most equipment and centers.