The Hospital Blueprint of the Future. Part 1 of 2.

April 6, 2023
MarketScale

The pandemic forever changed the way we engage with healthcare, but the road to change was a long time coming. While exasperated by the pandemic, the way people interact with healthcare was already big on virtual visits and connected infrastructure. The hospital of the future is already here, so what does that look like, how do current standards react to this change, and how do new technologies keep it evolving?

On this episode of Healthcare on Air by Verizon, host Lea Sims spoke with guests Danny Johnson and Gary Lynch about the hospital of the future and what it looks like. While Johnson looks at how Verizon’s 5G technology can be used for more interconnectivity between sectors, Lynch focuses on major market trends. They understand that private networks, private 5G, edge computing, and core security are important to the new ways hospitals are running.

“Looking at what happened in the pandemic, where are providers focused? They’ve moved to being more patient centric, right?” said Lynch, regarding the vision of the hospital of the future. “I’m putting the patient at the center of the universe and kind of building their services and solutions around it. We’re moving more virtual, more care moving out of the four walls of the hospital into the home, more ambulatory.”

This episode also covers:

  • The physical and virtual environment of hospitals and healthcare
  • Changing technologies within healthcare
  • How new technology can be implemented into established legacy hospitals

Lynch noted that some hospitals remained profitable and functionable during the pandemic, thanks to going virtual. This is part of why the hospital of the future is very much the hospital of the present, as many hospitals and healthcare facilities are using this technology successfully. “This hospital of the future has kind of evolved into this really ‘ecosystem of the future,’ if you will.”

Danny Johnson is the Director of Product Marketing at Verizon, focusing on 5G, MEC, IoT, SDN, and next generation services. Gary Lynch is the Global Practice Lead of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Verizon, having first started as their Managing Partner of Global Solutions for Healthcare and Life Sciences Vertical.

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