As we partner with HPI 2017, we bring into our circle an entirely new set of readers, the Hospital Planning and Infrastructure community.

For the new readers, Medical Buyer for the last 14 years has brought relevant business information on MedTech, IVD, blood banking, and life sciences equipment. The magazine provides a direct interface between the decision maker at the user-end, that is, the buyer and the brands, the seller. Over the years, it has created a niche for itself and is now regarded as a referral of for industry. We are closely associated with our readers at hospitals and nursing homes; diagnostic centers and pathology labs; blood banks; and research and academic institutions.

Hospitals are the most complex of building types. Each of the wide-ranging functions of a hospital, including highly complicated mechanical, electrical, and telecommunications systems, requires specialized knowledge and expertise.

Hospital planning and infrastructure is continuously evolving to permit premium optimum output. The final design takes into consideration many aspects. The layout can affect the life and death of a patient as time is often a critical factor in a patient’s care. The hospital’s design plays a deciding role in the institute’s energy efficiency and subsequent financial requirements. With the ever-evolving nature of healthcare technology, hospital design has to contend with a revolving door of machinery, removing the redundant while integrating new innovations. Modern hospital design demands a building that can adapt to each new technological development.

Finally, aesthetics set the mood, for the way people experience the building. No longer is it sufficient to create a technical and science-led facility. The importance of visual healing and impression of support cannot be overemphasized. Without an environment that encourages comfort, psychological recovery will always fall short of the necessary standard. The process involves a kind of counterbalancing to the trauma and extreme duress witnessed by staff and patients every day.

Essentially, a hospital must be constantly ready to grow, to morph, and to take on new dimensions. And while some elements will have to take precedence over others, all of them must function in harmony, and be in sync with each other.

From the Editor's Desk

Anju Arora

Anju Arora is the founder and managing director of ADI Media Private Limited, a business-to-business (B2B) information provider. ADI Media’s B2B products include Medical Buyer, Communications Today, Broadcast & CableSat, and TV Veopar Journal

She is an Economics Honors graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi and PGDP from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. She has also participated in the OPM Key Executives Program at Harvard Business School.

Anju Arora is also the co-founder and executive director on the Board of ADI BPO Services Limited, the majority shareholder in MPS Limited, listed on all the major India stock exchanges and a Macmillan company till 2011.

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