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17 September 2015

Toronto’s “Fully-Digital” Humber River Hospital Transforms the Healthcare Experience

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HOK was the planning, design and compliance architect for the new, fully digital, 1.8-million-sq.-ft. Humber River Hospital, which is being delivered via a public-private partnership (P3).

HOK’s Debbie Wadsworth authored a Canadian Healthcare Facilities article on how state-of-the-art technologies are changing patient care at Toronto’s Humber River Hospital.

“Humber River Hospital has leveraged digital technology to enhance patient care and the hospital stay from the bedside-out, while enabling a more personable relationship between patient and clinician.”

“Mounted to the headwall with a swivel arm is an integrated bedside terminal which will allow the patient to view their schedule of upcoming tests and imaging appointments, access multilingual healthcare information and check their electronic medical record. It will also serve as the entertainment center for video chatting, surfing the Internet, and watching television or movies.”

“Just outside each in-patient room is a room sign monitor, which will communicate information to enhance patient and staff safety. Pictograms and brief notes related to allergies, falls risk, infection control and hand hygiene will indicate the necessary precautions that need to be taken prior to/upon entering the room.”

“Located on the footwall, a large monitor will allow medical staff to work without interrupting the patient’s activity on the integrated bedside terminal. Any updates made on the terminal will be immediately available to the healthcare team, including the family doctor.”

Canadian Healthcare Facilities


Watch a CTV video highlighting North America’s first “fully-digital” hospital.