A Becker’s Hospital Review article includes views from forty-five healthcare executives about the key trends disrupting the traditional hospital and how institutions can prepare for the future. Terry Fulmer, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, is quoted, among hospital CEOs and executives, physicians, health IT leaders, consultants and other healthcare firms.  

“About 40 percent of hospitalized people are over age 65, despite representing only 14 percent of the population. Patients who are admitted to the hospital will continue to be older and have more complex needs, requiring hospitals to become more age-friendly. With help from a growing movement of clinicians, patient groups and organizations like ours, age-friendly hospitals will be more attuned to what truly matters to the older person and his or her family.” said Dr. Fulmer. 

Other key trends arising in their responses time include reserving hospitals for truly acute care patients, monitoring patients at home with telemedicine applications, retail clinics and the rise of consumerism, designing the process for enhanced patient experience, and collaborating all stakeholders to improve health.

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