The resilience of our healthcare system is being put to the ultimate test under the thumb of COVID-19. While we still have much more to uncover, it’s clear that providing flexibility of design within healthcare spaces is a key goal for planners and operators that need to respond to evolving practices, medical equipment changes, and the existential crisis of this pandemic.
As part of HMC’s ongoing research effort to better understand the longterm effects of COVID-19 and develop solutions for our healthcare system, we are exploring the pandemic as an opportunity to learn, reinvent, and most importantly help our clients amid the crisis, and their financial hardship.
HMC is committed to sharing our findings with the industry in a series of white papers that focus on five main areas of Technology, Adaptability and Flexibility, Regulatory/Budgetary/Institutional Impacts, Space Needs Restructuring, and Impact to Wellness/Mental Health. In this paper, we discuss Adaptability and Flexibility as it relates to the healthcare sector.