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Friday Fun Video: The Hospital of Tomorrow (as Imagined in the 1950s)

Posted by Matthew Smith on May 6, 2016 12:17:08 PM

Future.pngThis video showcases a medical dream come true from Henry Kaiser and Dr. Sidney Garfield of the Kaiser Foundation.

While many of these "dream" hospital features are now staples in every modern facility, you can't help but wonder whatever became of the sliding baby drawers (not to mention the unprotected X-Ray technician).

What part of the current hospital patient experience will remain 60 years from now? What will seem utterly ridiculous? Let's hear what you have to say in the comments section below.

 
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Topics: Patient Care, Patient Experience, Hospital, Hospital Facilities, Health Care Quality, Design4Care, Friday Fun, Care Design and Delivery

Video: Henry Kaiser's Hospital of Tomorrow (as imagined in the 1950s)

Posted by Matthew Smith on Feb 19, 2013 10:31:00 PM

Hospital Design, Patient EngagementA medical dream come true from Henry Kaiser and Dr. Sidney Garfield of 
the Kaiser Foundation.

Note that there was an emphasis on imroving patient medical records back then as well (0:15).

While many of these "dream" hospital features are now staples in every modern facility, one can't help but wonder whatever became of the sliding baby drawers. Perhaps they fell victim to stringent JCAHO regulations.

What part of the current hospital patient experience will remain 60 years from now? What will seem utterly ridiculous? Let's hear what you have to say.

Topics: Patient Care, Patient Experience, Hospital, Hospital Facilities, Health Care Quality

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