NTNU Health

Hospital Architecture

– More and better healthcare with less people to do the work
 

People are getting older but spend during that longer life more time in sickness which is a burden for many healthcare systems. As nurses and physicians as a group are aging faster than society itself, there will be less people to do more work.

Healthcare management together with hospital architecture could contribute to getting more work done with less people. Hospital Architecture therefore approaches the hospital as a social construct in which patients and professionals meet and interact, but also as an infrastructure in which processes are efficient and effective.

The hospital’s architectural quality delivers the place that supports both people and processes. The goal is to (re)design and to simulate clinical processes and hospital architecture in a virtual environment (Building Information Model) to increase professionals’ productivity but also the way patients experience quality of care.