Swisslog President Highlights Vision for the Hospital of the Future at Next Generation Healthcare Facilities Summit

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Keynote presentation highlights the challenges facing healthcare professionals and provides insights for reducing risk in designing and building patient-centered hospitals.

The implementation of automated solutions, in particular automated material transport solutions, is a foundational design element of all hospitals of the future.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions (HCS), the leading provider of hospital automation, today highlighted the disruptive drivers shaping health care and the hospital of the future in a keynote presentation at the Next Generation Healthcare Facilities Summit. The presentation, “Meeting tomorrow’s challenges through facility design”, reviewed the demographics expected to impact hospitals and caregivers, while providing guidance on ways to reduce risk in designing and constructing facilities that deliver the best outcomes now and in the future.

The keynote stressed that providers, payers and government entities have embraced a patient-centered care paradigm. That shift in quality and performance measurements from “inputs” to “outputs” is a permanent change. Successful hospitals of the future must realign their care delivery models and operational infrastructures to meet this new standard, adopting strategies that increase the hours caregivers devote to hands-on, patient-centric activities by leveraging efficient, automated material transport solutions.

“The implementation of automated solutions, in particular automated material transport solutions, is a foundational design element of all hospitals of the future,” said Swisslog HCS North America President, Mike Hoganson. “We’re witnessing this trend as leading hospitals prepare themselves for the patients of tomorrow. ” Today’s patient-centric care model is driving full automation of all non-value-added activities; meaning anything not directly related to the patient will be automated and optimized.

The Next Generation Healthcare Facilities Summit is a distinctive conference uniting architects, engineers, healthcare professionals, real estate developers, facility managers and others to address the technology, regulatory, construction and planning challenges in designing the hospitals of the future. Sponsored by the International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC), the summit strives to provide these professionals with answers that ensure the profitability, quality and performance of hospital and outpatient construction projects.

Swisslog has earned a reputation as a thought leader with its visionary approach to shaping the hospital of the future. At the summit, the company will release its new white paper, “The Hospital of the Future,” available at the Swisslog booth and at

To see a live demonstration of the latest material handling solutions, visit the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at the 2014 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, 23 – 26 February in Orlando where Swisslog will feature products in the OR, ED, step-down and ICU rooms.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is the leading supplier of automation and software solutions for material transport and medication management in healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed facility-wide and pharmacy automation systems in more than 3,000 hospitals worldwide, including more than 2,000 in North America. Denver-based Swisslog Healthcare Solutions offers total system design, manufacturing, installation and customer support – providing an integrated solution for lean workflow and operations that enhances information access, patient safety and cost efficiency.

About Swisslog
Swisslog designs, develops and delivers efficient automation solutions for forward-thinking hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers. We offer integrated systems and services from a single source – from consulting services to design, implementation and lifetime customer service.

Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog has 2,200 employees in 20 countries worldwide, supporting customers in more than 50 countries. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding Ltd, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). More information on

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