The Hospital of the Future study was jointly initiated by the IESE Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management (CRHIM) and Accenture in 2013. The main purpose of the study is to understand the potential changes that may impact public hospitals in Europe. The study considers a timeframe of approximately 15 years, and tries to capture not only the forthcoming changes that are on hospital managers’ agendas, but also underlying factors and drivers that may impact the functioning of the healthcare system.
The study approach is based on participation of hospital experts—executives, managers and clinicians and seeking their perspectives on potential changes to hospitals. The study focuses on two leading public hospitals in Europe: Karolinska University Hospital, in Stockholm, Sweden and Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, in Barcelona, Spain. Each hospital, while responding to different events occurring at distinct healthcare contexts, has shared analogous challenges.
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