Healthcare Trends Impacting Hospital Planning in India

Today hospital promoters are looking for considerable competences and more reasonable costs for hospital design and facility costs that can effectively complement the economies of scale into the other facets of the facility. Managements continuously strive to bring in operational efficiency and reduce costs of healthcare delivery especially when innumerable people follow a fee-for-service trend. […]

Integrating Medical Equipment Planning Into Hospital Planning & Design

Healthcare facilities today are making great efforts in providing higher quality care by building state-of- the-art facilities and adapting to newer design techniques. At the same time, Medical Equipment Planning as a service has transformed markedly since its conception. Yet, very few outside the medical fraternity knows and accepts the profound influence on patient experience […]

What impacts Hospital Planning & Design

It is imperative to recognise some of the primary concerns and developments that will act as drivers of health and hospital planning and design worldwide. Most architects overlook essential features such as environmental, physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing whilst designing hospital facilities. Demographics and Configuration of patient care Whilst designing a hospital, it […]

Public Private Partnership in Healthcare in India

Despite some laudable accomplishments in the health sector, the picture is still wanting across all categories and strata of healthcare delivery. On one side the healthcare sector is burdened with paucity of clinical and nursing staff and rising costs, uneven quality and increasing demand whereas on the other hand factors such as life style diseases, […]

Building Hospitals in Limited Spaces

These days everybody is looking for a good environment, lifestyle, education, job opportunities etc. and would like to migrate to places/ cities that have these facilities. Such developed and developing cities would usually have large populations as compared to other cities and towns and would be relatively more expensive. If we consider such places for […]

Development and Role of Hospital Consultancy Services in India

It is often said that ‘prudence is recognizing what you don’t know’. Consultants help us in doing what we don’t know / understand. A consultancy is a professional practice that gives expert advice within a particular field. Birbal to Akbar and Chanakya to Chandragupta Maurya could be categorized as the earliest forms of consultancy. External […]

Bed Strength v/s Optimum Room Sizes

One common challenge faced by hospital architects across the country is to incorporate the maximum number of beds without compromising on space and size standards for hospital services. In a developing country like India, where there is growing demand for additional beds to match world standards for bed to population ratio, every additional bed is […]

Planning Smart Facilities For Smart Hospitals

Since the arrival of Internet more than two decades ago, there has been development of technology in several fields. During the same period, technological advancement in healthcare was also observed. Earlier where patient data was recorded and stored in a paper format today the same is available in electronic medical record form (EMR) and hospitals […]