We are on the verge of a new era in healthcare. Gene editing, AI, and new discoveries across life sciences may help patients heal faster and live longer, healthier lives. Imagine instead of taking pills or undergoing regular treatments for a disease that you could simply have a one-time procedure and be cured of it forever.
The 10 Biggest Trends Revolutionizing Healthcare In 2024
Less Clinical, More Homely
Bright lights, white walls and tiles communicate clean.
But they also communicate clinically. And for some patients with hospital phobia, these design choices could also induce stress.
To encourage a happy patient experience in 2024, medical centres will start to prioritise comfort and relaxation from reception to consultation. The trend is already happening internationally.
Take this migraine treatment centre in Poland, for example. The centre deviates from traditional medical environments and encapsulates and looks more like a day spa as opposed to a clinic. Given that migraine sufferers are sensitive to all types of external stimuli, architects built a space that doesn’t overload the senses. What you get are very natural finishes and consultation rooms that capture and diffuse natural light.
The home-centred design includes more natural elements and lighting, comfortable seating, and tones outside of the standard clinical white. It’s a trend that aims to reduce stress levels and transform routine medical centre visits into something patients look forward to.