The importance of our healthcare systems has never been more prominent than over the past 18 months. We’ve seen ICU’s fill with patients, healthcare staff working long hours to protect our loved ones, and technology innovating rapidly to provide telehealth to patients who were stuck at home. While it was a painful year that none of us would like to see repeated, we hope it spurs needed change. As the world begins to reopen, we have the opportunity to reimagine our health experience for both patient and provider. How do we create environments that enable doctors and nurses to stay sharp and recharge, patient spaces that provide comfort, connection and healing, and environments for our families to be productive and comfortable?
Personally, visiting the doctor has always been an arduous task for me. But the availability of telehealth and the opportunity for one-on-one interaction with healthcare professionals—from primary care physicians to therapists—has been game changing for mine and my family’s relationship with healthcare in general. I am tremendously excited to see how technology will continue to innovate in the space.
As our team began collecting content for this issue of Puzzle, we quickly realized the publication required both a collection of incredible products as well as leading research and innovation that have surfaced over the last year and a half. We hope that the end result is a more empathetic, human-centric and holistic understanding of the healthcare space.
At Tangram, our doors have remained open throughout the pandemic to help serve our healthcare clients with anything they have needed. We are tremendously grateful for all of their efforts and are excited to be a part of the future of healthcare design by keeping our focus on what’s most important: the patients, providers, administrators and loved ones that fill the building.