(Nick van Terheyden) Imagine a world where your doctor already knows why you’re sick and can treat you over the phone–leaving the hospitals for the true emergencies. This is what many see as the future of health care.
There’s a video featuring the Kaiser Foundation that I found one day when I was perusing YouTube for insight on how the vision of the hospital has morphed over time. The video, which projects a 1950’s glimpse of the “ultra-modern hospital” offers the promise of all things streamlined and expedited, and includes amenities ranging from advanced lighting fixtures that promise no shadows during surgery to sliding baby drawers that provide mothers with easy access to their newborns (an idea ahead of its time as far as maternal-infant bonding benefits were concerned). Read More