New hospitals? New hospitals. When I started in the hospital landscape in 2008, Switzerland had 318 hospitals. The last census for 2018 has been published by the Federal Statistical Office at 281. But even before that, the «scene» was shrinking steadily. Graphics. Development of hospitals and beds from 1947 to 2011 (left) and number […]Read more "The next Healthopolis is called Basaksehir: 2020 in Istanbul"
Hospitals, costs, tariff systems, discussions, indignation and necessities. As a healthcare professional in the Swiss market, I am familiar above all with the figures and plans and political votes of one of the smallest countries of 194 worldwide. The costs. The hospital building, the whole infrastructure inside, the wage costs and so on and so […]Read more "The most expensive hospital building in the world so far"
I stopped nibbling on my gingerbread snack. At the Swiss Lean Healthcare Award 2019 another expert entered the stage of the nominees and presented a smart project. Amazingly simple, well thought-out, effective. Barbara Ligresti, expert for infection prevention, from the surgery care (130 employees) department of the University Hospital Basel beamed the first foil on […]Read more "Chaos minus Lean Nudge = Order"
The earthquakes & the Richter magnitude scale. The 3 minute video report by OPB about hospitals and earthquakes like the incident at Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital in Japan or the «Shake Table» of UC San Diego to test buildings under earthquake loads leaves no doubt: hospitals and earthquakes are a burning issue for the future. […]Read more "Paraseismic Hospitals. The hard-bitten league."
Outstanding, visionary or playfully tried out hospital design. Mainly one approaches the topic with a list of the best ones. Like «The 30 Most Architecturally Impressive Hospitals in the World» (Online Masters in Public Health, 2014). Left: Akershus University Hospital – Nordbyhagen, Norway and on the right: Banner Gateway Medical Center – Gilbert, Arizona. […]Read more "Hospital Design. Wormhole to healthy worlds."
About Storytelling. When I developed a narrative strategy in the NPO area lately it was about Heroes and Hope. Like often, impressive inspirations give me a hint to look for related WOW hospitals. This time my search brought me «back to Switzerland». To Altstätten in the Rhein Valley. October 1999 – the local Stephan Holderegger […]Read more "The Swiss-Kenya Hospital of Hope"
When the three winners of the 3rd Swiss Lean Healthcare Award 2018 by Avance Management Service received their trophies on stage at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Rüschlikon the audience was impressed. Lean Management and Lean Innovation in Swiss Hospitals. Even I performed a presentation – about Nudges in Healthcare and Hospitals – the rise […]Read more "The mobile health «Schnellschnittauto» of Bern"
Remote and rural healthcare. Emergency healthcare. I was already writing about different solutions, services, innovations from hospitals all over the world. And now this. The Drone Ambulance by argodesign. Not only in Switzerland > Swiss Post, the EOC hospital group and Matternet, the delivery of medical supplies for instance between hospitals is already organized and […]Read more "The drone and the snowcat clinic"
What if in this era of disruption for hospitals, healthcare, digital health, patient-centric designs even theories like Nudge, Participatory Design, Design Thinking… the hospitals of my WOW Hospital Blog and others entered already the next level of evolution. The collaborative time of shapers and builders. The time to tackle the future with exchange, knowledge share […]Read more "50 WOW Blogs. Time for a recap. About hospitals who are shapers and builders."
The Aerotropolis model of John D. Kasarda ignited my fantasies about the future centers of life and health right form the start. When an airport could grow to a new form of a city, maybe a hospital can as well? «Healthopolis» would be the counterpart of Aerotropolis? The contemporary strategies for mega hospitals like in […]Read more "Airports, Hospitals, Medical Services and Digital Nomads"