Toronto Welcomes North America’s First Fully Digital Hospital
Toronto’s own Humber River Regional Hospital will be North America’s first fully digital hospital meaning…
A digital hospital utilizes the most current technologies possible to enhance all aspects of quality care delivery, improving efficiency, accuracy, reliability and safety. And currently no North American hospital is fully digital. There are systems interruptions in all of them that prevent full integration and full interoperability. We’re going to be the first in North America to close that gap to automate all of our processes.
Source: Humber River Regional Hospital
From a design standpoint there’s nothing architecturally significant to report and we can expect the usual Toronto building materials of glass, metal panel and concrete to complete the exterior. Below you will find a rendering flythrough video that explains the performance improvements to the hospital while discussing the importance of community and the environment in the overall design. With ground breaking occurring late last year (Dec 2nd, 2011) we can expect the hospital to be completed by 2015.
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