NISHIDE Kazuhiko The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor (80143379)
OKA Yukari The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor (20272362)
KAKEHI Atsuo The University of Tokyo, Dept. of Facility Sciences, NIPH, Director (30370951)
NAKAYAMA Shigeki Chiba Univ., Faculty of Engineering, Associate Professor (80134352)
岡本 和彦 東京大学, 大学院・工学系研究科, 助手 (40361521)
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¥9,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥9,300,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥2,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,500,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥3,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,300,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥3,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,500,000)
Global Hospitals in the year 2050 is the outcome of a three-year project undertaken by a newly formed international organization named GUPHA, an acronym for Global University Programs in Healthcare Architecture. This project was jointly funded by the Ministry of Education, Sciences, Sports and Culture of the Japanese government and privately funded by members belonging to GUPHA.
The committee strives to form a unique organization by networking members through internet communication as well as holding periodic face-to-face forums and meetings. Currently, the number of registered members of GUPHA totals 126 people, belonging to 72 universities/institutions/firms in 32 nations.
The study itself draws on publications and meetings with multi-disciplinary members of different generations and backgrounds.
This report consists of six main chapters: What is GUPHA, Past Activities, GUPHA Scope, Global Hospitals in the Year 2050, and Conclusion: Critical Items for Discussion.
After explaining about t
he organization and its past activities, the report follows on with a discussion of the extents to which covers the scope of GUPHA, referring to various resources and based on informative discussions in the GUPHA Forums.
Global Hospitals in the Year 2050 forms the main part of the report. With brief overview of the possibilities of future prospects as an introduction, discussions were made in the following five categories: Historical Overview, Global Population, Technological Development, Growth and Change and Healing Environment.
A paper entitled Japanese Situation then follows illustrating the actual Japanese healthcare environment and concluding this section.
To finalize the report, Conclusion: Critical Items for Discussion elaborates on items for reference in future discussions which are: Network/Variety, Sustainability/Flexibility, Environment/Nature, Independence /Self Reliance, and Safety/Security.
As these discussions are still based on limited information, time and human resources, continuing discussion will be required in order to attain more extensive and common conclusions. It is therefore well recognized that the present report is an interim report in which elaboration and development is still necessary. Less