The importance of our healthcare systems has never been more prominent than now. Over the past few years, 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. Today, 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. We hope that the end result is a more empathetic, human-centric and holistic understanding of the healthcare space.
We are tremendously grateful for our healthcare clients 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.