An Interview with Erin Clark RN, MS

The hospital of the future. Same-day laser surgery. Electronic health monitors that alert nurses via computer. Tug robots delivering prescriptions to patients. Twenty years ago, this may have seemed far-fetched, but today, this is a reality. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average hospital stay then was 6.8 days versus 4.8 today. Electronic health records have been around since the 90’s but were not widely adopted. Today, 78.4% of office-based physicians are using them. Technology has revolutionized the way hospitals are run. From hospital design to operations, technology has made it possible to provide a safer, shorter, and more comfortable patient experience.

HTS Transitions sat down with Project Manager Erin Clark RN, MS, to discuss her opinions on the future of hospital design and healthcare. Click to continue reading