According to the United Nations, 68% of the world’s population is projected to live in urban settings by 2050. With over 6,000 hospitals in the United States and over 36.5 million admissions annually, as reported by the American Hospital Association, health organizations are constantly being challenged. Here are smart cities and how they are solving today’s healthcare challenges.
Ongoing population growth, inefficient patient flow, limited staffing, lengthy hospital stays, high re-admission rates and subpar communication methods are rampant. These issues cause problems, along with growing threats of climate change, diminishing natural resources and increased life expectancies.