Ensuring the quality of life
The health sector is all about creating environments that maximise well-being and enhance the quality of life. In recent years, an increased focus on the influence of the physical environment on nursing and treatment has resulted in increased research within evidence-based design. It has become evident that both for patients and staff it is absolutely critical that healthcare facilities function well, and that the latest examination and treatment methods are supported by the staff and equipment.
Vast progress is being made within medicine, medico technical industry as well as nursing and treatment, meaning an improved ability to diagnose and treat patients. Research is a large part of many healthcare facilities' daily work. The interaction between research and development and the day-to-day operations is important to take into account.
Further, the health sector will always be facing the challenge of having scarce resources. This means that healthcare facilities should be able to use and administrate both their material resources as well as the human resources in the most efficient way. Also, keeping track of patient information and sharing data across health care units will become increasingly important in the future as health care is further optimised.