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Table 2 Emerging concepts that will define next-generation acute care hospitals

From: Clinical review: The hospital of the future - building intelligent environments to facilitate safe and effective acute care delivery

Safety culture
Ambient intelligence
Human factor engineering and ergonomics
'Less is more' - eliminate iatrogenic waste
Noninvasive monitoring/testing (bedside ultrasound)
Staffing/regionalization/telemedicine/physician extenders
Patient/family-centered care
Inpatient services primarily ICU, intermediate, and rehabilitation